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Stretching the boundaries of neural implants

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Friday, March 31, 2017

Rubbery, multifunctional fibers could be used to study spinal cord neurons and potentially restore function.


MicroRNA Treatment Restores Nerve Insulation, Limb Function in Mice with MS

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Monday, March 27, 2017

Study Sheds Light on Possible Therapeutic Approach for Neurodegenerative Disease


Clock stars: Astrocytes keep time for brain, behavior

Washington University, St. Louis
Thursday, March 23, 2017

Star-shaped cells around neurons prove to be surprisingly important players in body's clock


Changes in the vascular system may trigger Alzheimer’s disease

The Rockefeller University
Tuesday, March 21, 2017

A team of Rockefeller scientists found that a plasma component normally involved in blood clotting and inflammation may also be part of the problem with Alzheimer's disease.


Hard choices? Ask your brain’s dopamine

Salk Institute
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Salk researchers learn how dopamine governs ongoing decisions, yielding insights into Parkinson’s, drug addiction.


‘Recycling Protein’ Shown to Affect Learning and Memory in Mice

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Protein called GRASP1 is needed to strengthen brain circuits.


Researchers discover how neurons tell each other to die under trauma, disease

University of Virginia
Thursday, March 9, 2017

A new study by University of Virginia researchers suggests that axons coordinate each other’s destruction, thereby contributing to the degeneration that makes neurological diseases so devastating and permanent.


Brain hardwired to respond to others’ itching

Washington University School of Medicine
Thursday, March 9, 2017

Researchers discover why mice scratch in response to other mice scratching.


Resveratrol, a compound found in red wine, protects neuromuscular synapses, muscle fibers in aging mice

Virginia Tech
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Scientists have discovered that resveratrol, a compound in the skin of red grapes and red wine, and metformin, a drug often prescribed to fight type 2 diabetes, have many of the neuroprotective benefits of a low-calorie diet and exercise.


IU study finds caffeine boosts enzyme that could protect against dementia

Indiana University, Bloomington
Tuesday, March 7, 2017

New analysis reveals 24 compounds that can help reduce impact of harmful proteins in the brain.

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