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Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2

Baylor College of Medicine
Thursday, August 24, 2017

A team of researchers has developed a strategy for identifying potential treatments for the severe progressive neuropsychiatric disorders caused by MECP2 duplication syndrome.


Predicting brain surgery outcomes

Vanderbilt University
Friday, August 18, 2017

Researchers developed a new computer model that uses MRI to predict the outcomes of patients who undergo surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy.


Tangled Up and Blue: Neurons’ Faulty Wiring Leads to Serotonin Imbalance, Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

Columbia University Medical Center
Friday, August 11, 2017

Columbia scientists have identified a gene that allows neurons that release serotonin — a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and emotions — to evenly spread their branches throughout the brain.


A New View for Protein Turnover in the Brain

University of California, San Diego
Monday, August 7, 2017

Researchers probe key processes potentially underlying a variety of neurological diseases.


Kent State Researchers Help Find Pathologic Hallmarks of Alzheimer’s Disease in Aged Chimpanzee Brains

Kent State University
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

A study provides the most extensive evidence of Alzheimer’s disease brain pathology in a primate species to date.


Scientists Block Evolution’s Molecular Nerve Pruning in Rodents

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Genetically Altered Mice Have Nimbler Paws than Wild Ones.


Scientists become research subjects in after-hours brain-scanning project

University of Washington, St. Louis
Thursday, July 27, 2017

Unique features of individual brains captured.


Working Around Spinal Injuries

University of California, Davis
Monday, July 24, 2017

A new study in rats shows that changes in the brain after spinal cord injury are necessary to restore at least some function to lower limbs.


Scientists Capture First Image of Major Brain Receptor in Action

Columbia University Medical Center
Monday, July 24, 2017

Researchers have captured the first three-dimensional snapshots of the AMPA-subtype glutamate receptor in action. The receptor, which regulates most electrical signaling in the brain, is involved in several important brain activities, including memory and learning.


CTE Found in 99 Percent of Former NFL Players Studied

Boston University School of Medicine
Monday, July 24, 2017

A new study suggests that chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive, degenerative brain disease found in people with a history of repeated head trauma, may be more common among football players than previously thought.

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