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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.

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.

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.

fMRI, EEG may provide early detection of consciousness in patients with severe traumatic brain injury

Massachusetts General Hospital
Thursday, July 20, 2017

Study is initial search for covert consciousness in ICU patients.

Blood test IDs key Alzheimer’s marker

Washington University, St. Louis
Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Study findings are significant step in predicting disease risk.

Study identifies new target to preserve nerve function

Oregon Health & Science University
Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Scientists have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of a nerve cell that transmit signals within the nervous system. Axon loss occurs in all neurodegenerative diseases, so this discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing a wide array of brain diseases.

NIH scientists find rare disease clues in cell’s recycling system

Monday, July 17, 2017

Scientists have demonstrated how an investigational drug works against a rare, fatal genetic disease, Niemann-Pick type C1 (NPC1).

Not all astrocytes in the brain are the same, study finds

University of California, Los Angeles
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Researchers upend long-standing idea that the star-shaped brain cells can’t be differentiated from each other.

Study Identifies Tools to Identify Patients at Risk for Autism Spectrum Disorders at Earlier Ages

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Friday, July 7, 2017

A tool intended to detect signs of autism in high-risk infants can be used to help identify and treat patients with tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder, who most need early intervention. Moreover, they can identify these patients earlier than ever before.