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'Disease in a dish' approach could aid Huntington's disease discovery efforts

Emory University
Friday, September 5, 2014

Creating induced pluripotent stem cells or iPS cells allows researchers to establish "disease in a dish" models of conditions ranging from Alzheimer’s disease to diabetes.


Kessler Foundation researchers publish first study of brain activation in MS using fNIRS

Kessler Foundation
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Using functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), Kessler Foundation researchers have shown differential brain activation patterns between people with multiple sclerosis (MS) and healthy controls. This is the first MS study in which brain activation was studied using fNIRS while participants performed a cognitive task.


Gene Technique Identifies Hidden Causes of Brain Malformation

Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Single gene controls jet lag

University of Missouri
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms.


MU Researcher Develops and Proves Effectiveness of New Drug for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

University of Missouri
Thursday, July 31, 2014

According to recent studies, approximately one out of every 40 individuals in the United States is a carrier of the gene responsible for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a neurodegenerative disease that causes muscles to weaken over time.


Competition Seeks Experts in Science and Machine Learning to Predict and Detect Seizures

University of Pennsylvania
Monday, July 28, 2014

Epilepsy affects more than 50 million people worldwide. The disorder is caused by abnormal electrical activity in the brain that can bring about seizures, changes in awareness or sensation and behavior. Despite multiple attempts to control seizure activity with medication, three million Americans suffer from recurrent, spontaneous epileptic seizures, the onset of which cannot be predicted or detected in advance.


Gene inhibitor, salmon fibrin restore function lost in spinal cord injury

University of California Irvine
Wednesday, July 23, 2014

A therapy combining salmon fibrin injections into the spinal cord and injections of a gene inhibitor into the brain restored voluntary motor function impaired by spinal cord injury, scientists at UC Irvine’s Reeve-Irvine Research Center have found.
 


Scientists find new clues to brain’s wiring

Washington University
Friday, July 18, 2014

New research provides an intriguing glimpse into the processes that establish connections between nerve cells in the brain. These connections, or synapses, allow nerve cells to transmit and process information involved in thinking and moving the body.


Huntington’s Disease Protein Helps Wire the Young Brain

Duke University
Tuesday, July 8, 2014

The protein that is mutated in Huntington’s disease is critical for wiring the brain in early life, according to a new Duke University study.


Could boosting brain cells' appetites fight disease? New research shows promise

University of Michigan
Thursday, July 3, 2014

Deep inside the brains of people with dementia and Lou Gehrig’s disease, globs of abnormal protein gum up the inner workings of brain cells – dooming them to an early death.

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