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Study Finds New Mechanism to Control Information Flow in the Brain

NYU Langone Medical Center
Thursday, March 2, 2017

Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain, or cerebral cortex, play a key role in controlling how information flows in the brain when it is awake and alert.

New Studies Identify Cellular Defects in a Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Thursday, February 23, 2017

New research adds to growing evidence that Parkinson's disease may arise in part from neurons’ failure to recycle the materials used to package and transport neurotransmitters.

Fructose is generated in the human brain

Yale University
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fructose, a form of sugar linked to obesity and diabetes, is converted in the human brain from glucose, according to a new Yale study. The finding raises questions about fructose’s effects on the brain and eating behavior.

Dr. Mary Heinricher receives Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award for pain research

Oregon Health & Science University
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Mary Heinricher, Ph.D., associate dean of basic research and professor of neurological surgery, OHSU School of Medicine, has received the Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

New insights into the information processing of motor neurons

Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Scientists at Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience are working to understand how neurons in the cerebellum, a region in the back of the brain that control movement, interact with each other.

Brain-computer interface advance allows fast, accurate typing by people with paralysis

Stanford University
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

In a Stanford-led research report, three participants with movement impairment controlled an onscreen cursor simply by imagining their own hand movements.

Model Helps Explain Why Some Patients with Multiple Sclerosis Have Seizures

University of California, Riverside
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

UC Riverside study could lead to the development of drugs aimed at reducing seizures in multiple sclerosis, potentially benefiting epilepsy patients as well.

Tiny fibers open new windows into the brain

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Three-in-one design allows genetic, chemical, optical, and electrical inputs and outputs.

New, Ultra-Flexible Probes Form Reliable, Scar-Free Integration with the Brain

The University of Texas at Austin
Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Researchers at The University of Texas at Austin have designed ultra-flexible, nanoelectronic thread (NET) brain probes that can achieve more reliable long-term neural recording than existing probes and don't elicit scar formation when implanted.

Scientists show 'matchmaker' role for protein behind SMA

Emory University School of Medicine
Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Emory researchers have a detailed picture for what they think the SMN protein is doing, and how its deficiency causes problems in SMA patients’ cells.