Neurology (255 News)

First Molecule to Show Protecting Effects Against Zika Virus

Mar 22, 2017 2:00 pm
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A molecule naturally produced by the immune system protects mice and monkeys against Zika virus infection, an international team of researchers has fo...

The Gene That Could Make Our Brains Older

Mar 22, 2017 11:00 am
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Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at...

Shining light Into a Key Protein for Fighting Blindness

Mar 21, 2017 10:00 am
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Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered how a protein called α2δ4 establishes proper v...

Creating Addiction Resistant Mice

Mar 21, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that does not become addicted to cocaine, adding to the evidence ...

The Food Supplement That Could Treat Parkinson's disease

Mar 20, 2017 3:00 pm
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People with certain forms of early-onset Parkinson’s disease could potentially benefit from taking a medication used to treat certain forms of c...

Finding a New Puzzle Piece of Brain Circuits Work

Mar 20, 2017 2:00 pm
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The discovery of a new mechanism that controls the way nerve cells in the brain communicate with each other to regulate our learning and long-term mem...

Scientist Find Out How to Improve Symptoms of Autism

Mar 19, 2017 5:00 pm
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Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribu...

Why Zebrafish Don't Suffer from Blindness

Mar 18, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, have discovered that in zebrafish, decreased levels of the neurotransmitter gamma-aminob...

Why Contagious Itch is an Involuntary Behaviour

Mar 18, 2017 5:00 pm
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Some behaviors — yawning and scratching, for example —  are socially contagious, meaning if one person does it, others are likely to ...

The Vital Role of Chaperones in Preventing Diseases

Mar 18, 2017 10:00 am
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The loss of motor function and mental acuity associated with Huntington's disease might be treatable by restoring a cellular quality control proce...

Designing Pain Therapies According to Patient's Sex

Mar 11, 2017 11:00 am
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A female brain's resident immune cells are more active in regions involved in pain processing relative to males, according to a recent study by Ge...

Finding Out How 'Red Hair' Gene Links Melanoma And Parkinson's Disease

Mar 9, 2017 5:00 pm
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A gene variant that produces red hair and fair skin in humans and in mice, which increases the risk of the dangerous skin cancer melanoma, may also co...

Brain Abnormality Linked to Mirror Movement Disorder

Mar 9, 2017 3:00 pm
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A condition forcing people to involuntarily mirror movements in opposing limbs has been linked to a common developmental brain disorder. Scientists...

A New Mechanism to Control Information Flow In The Brain

Mar 9, 2017 12:00 pm
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Specialized nerve cells, known as somatostatin-expressing (Sst) interneurons, in the outer part of the mammalian brain (or cerebral cortex)—play...

New Compound Save Brain Cells From Stroke

Mar 9, 2017 9:00 am
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Researchers from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine have shown that a neuroprotec...

New Technique Allows More Precise Dopamine Measurements in the Brain

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 pm
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MIT researchers have devised a way to measure dopamine in the brain much more precisely than previously possible, which should allow scientists to gai...

Parkinson's and Microbiome: Two Ways Interaction

Mar 7, 2017 2:00 pm
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There is growing evidence showing a connection between Parkinson's disease—a neurodegenerative condition—and the composition of the mi...

Using Gene Therapy to Treat Parkinson's

Mar 7, 2017 10:00 am
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A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of ...

How Neurons Perform Local Control on Protein Synthesis

Mar 5, 2017 10:00 am
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Proteins are the building blocks of all cells. They are made from messenger RNA (mRNA) molecules, which are copied from DNA in the nuclei of cells. Al...

Cancer Imitates Neuron to Optimize their Growth

Mar 4, 2017 9:00 am
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Scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center recently report cancer’s corruption of a protein that was once thought to be e...


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