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Longtime Antidepressant Could Slow Parkinson's

Michigan State University
Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s.

It’s Not a Rat’s Race for Human Stem Cells Grafted to Repair Spinal Cord Injuries

University of California San Diego
Thursday, August 31, 2017

More than one-and-a-half years after implantation, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the San Diego Veterans Administration Medical Center report that human neural stem cells (NSCs) grafted into spinal cord injuries in laboratory rats displayed continued growth and maturity, with functional recovery beginning one year after grafting.

Robotic system monitors specific neurons

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Thursday, August 31, 2017

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.