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Study Reveals How a Longevity Gene Protects Brain Stem Cells From Stress

Weill Cornell Medicine
Friday, February 19, 2021

A gene linked to unusually long lifespans in humans protects brain stem cells from the harmful effects of stress, according to a new study by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Mount Sinai Researchers Uncover a Neural Pathway that is Critical to Correcting Behavioral Errors Relevant to Many Psychiatric Disorders

Mount Sinai
Friday, February 19, 2021

Mount Sinai researchers have identified a neural pathway through which the brain detects errors and guides subsequent behavioral improvement. This process, called cognitive control, is frequently dysregulated in a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 

Light and Genetic Probes Untangle Dynamics of Blood Flow Through the Brain’s Vast Capillary Network

Seattle Children's
Thursday, February 18, 2021

While the human brain has over 400 miles of total vasculature, little is known about the tiny capillaries that make up much of this intricate labyrinth of blood vessels critical for delivering oxygenated blood and nutrients to billions of brain cells.

Protein linked to Alzheimer’s, strokes cleared from brain blood vessels

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Wednesday, February 17, 2021

In mice, antibody removes amyloid, improves vessel function without raising risk of brain bleeds

Blood-Clotting Protein Plays Key Role in Central Nervous System B-Cell Lymphoma

Gladstone Institute
Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Gladstone researchers have shown in mice that CNS B-cell lymphoma cells cluster at sites where there is a leak in the blood-brain barrier. They also found that a blood protein called fibrinogen, which normally participates in blood clotting, promotes this clustering.

Of mice, men – and fish: Researchers find parallels in spread of human brain cancer cells in mammals, zebrafish

Virginia Tech
Thursday, February 11, 2021

Scientists at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC have identified a new zebrafish model that could help advance glioblastoma multiforme research.

Groundbreaking study suggests COVID-19 virus might enter human brain

The University of Texas at San Antonio
Tuesday, February 9, 2021

UTSA scientists have discovered it might be possible for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to enter the human brain.

Study Reveals Neurons Responsible for Rapidly Stopping Behaviors, Actions

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

First-Ever Study in People Describes ‘Stop Signal Neurons’ in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease

Study Reveals Neurons Responsible for Rapidly Stopping Behaviors, Actions

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

For the first time in humans, investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified the neurons responsible for canceling planned behaviors or actions.

Strokes after TIAs have declined over time, study shows

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Study findings released Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) hold both good news and bad news about transient ischemic attacks (TIAs), which are harbingers of subsequent strokes.