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Good Cells Gone Bad

The Scripps Research Institute
Tuesday, November 21, 2017

A new study from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows  how a process in nerve cells called the S-nitrosylation (SNO) reaction—which can be caused by aging, pesticides and pollution—may contribute to Parkinson’s disease.


Spacing out after staying up late? Here’s why

University of California, Los Angeles
Tuesday, November 7, 2017

A new study reveals how sleep deprivation disrupts brain cells’ ability to communicate with each other.


Potential new treatment for Fragile X targets one gene to affect many

Rockefeller University
Thursday, November 2, 2017

New research from Rockefeller University finds that inhibiting a regulatory protein alters the intricate signaling chemistry responsible for many of Fragile X Syndrome in animal models.


Fantastic journey: how newborn neurons find their proper place in the brain

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Thursday, November 2, 2017

Neuroscientists have clarified the mechanism used by newly born neurons in mice to migrate to very specific areas in the olfactory bulb. 


Why do some head knocks cause more damage than others?

UNC-Chapel Hill Health Care
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

As researchers piece together puzzling patterns of brain damage after concussions, UNC researchers led by Gianmarco Pinton, PhD, found that damaging shock waves intensified deep inside the brain after head impacts.


Biomarkers can reveal traumatic brain injury, even when concussions don’t show up on CAT scan

UCLA
Thursday, October 26, 2017

UCLA researchers have identified four biomarkers that could help doctors diagnose brain trauma and concussions through a simple blood test.


"Busybody" protein may get on your nerves, but that's a good thing

Salk Institute
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Salk researchers find that p75 protein is vital for signaling pain in the nervous system.


A dietary supplement dampens the brain hyperexcitability seen in seizures or epilepsy

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Friday, October 13, 2017

University of Alabama at Birmingham researchers have found that inducing a biochemical alteration in brain proteins via the dietary supplement glucosamine was able to rapidly dampen seizure-related hyperexcitability in rat and mouse models.


Can You Hear Me Now? Ensuring Good Cellular Connections in the Brain

Salk Institute
Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Salk scientists revealed how brain cells called astrocytes help neurons form successful connections, offering potential therapeutic target for autism, ADHD, and schizophrenia.


How Brain Develops Before Birth is Tightly Controlled by RNA Modification

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Monday, October 2, 2017

A chemical tag added to RNA during embryonic development regulates how the early brain grows, according to research from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are published this week in Cell.

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