Neurology (493 News)

A Gene Fusion That Can Bring Havoc To The Cell

Jan 16, 2018 6:00 pm
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The fusion of two adjacent genes can cause cancer by kicking mitochondria into overdrive and increasing the amount of fuel available for rampant cell ...

Failure Of Depression's Drugs Can Be A Result Of Genetic Variations

Jan 16, 2018 5:00 pm
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The failure of drugs such as SSRIs, used to treat depression, can be a result of genetic variations in patients. Variations within the gene that encod...

Visualising The Neural Connections and Communications In The Brain Of Live Fruit Flies

Jan 16, 2018 4:00 pm
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The human brain is composed of billions of neurons wired together in intricate webs and communicating through electrical pulses and chemical signals. ...

Unique Testing Buds For Calcium

Jan 15, 2018 7:00 pm
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Calcium is something of a double-edged sword. Too much of the essential element is as dangerous as too little, either case adversely affecting health ...

Interesting: Novel Form Of Cell To Cell Communication In The Brain

Jan 15, 2018 6:00 pm
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A protein involved in cognition and storing long-term memories looks and acts like a protein from viruses. The protein, called Arc, has properties sim...

For The First Time: A Map Of Gene Regulation In Human Neurogenesis

Jan 15, 2018 5:00 pm
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Researchers have developed the first map of gene regulation in human neurogenesis, the process by which neural stem cells turn into brain cells and th...

What General Anesthetics Do To The Brain ?

Jan 15, 2018 3:00 pm
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A new understanding of the complex ways in which general anaesthetics act on the brain could eventually lead to improved drugs for surgery. It remains...

Identifying Rare Genetic Variations In a Protein Called Thorase That Linked To Antisocial Behaviour

Jan 15, 2018 12:01 pm
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Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report they have identified rare genetic variations in a protein called Thorase, which is responsible for breaki...

Pioneering Study Says: Parkinson's Disease Happen Because Of Errors In Mitochondrial DNA

Jan 15, 2018 10:00 am
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A pioneering study has found that patients with Parkinson's disease have more errors in the mitochondrial DNA within the brainstem, leading to inc...

Identification Of The Molecular Mechanism That Lead To Neurodegeneration In HIV Patients

Jan 9, 2018 3:00 pm
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For the first time, scientists have identified and inhibited a molecular process that can lead to neurodegeneration in patients with HIV, according to...

A New Possible Explanation For The Causes Of Multiple Sclerosis

Jan 9, 2018 12:01 pm
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Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, in which the body's own immune cells attack the fatty, in...

The Importance Of Choline During Pregnancy

Jan 8, 2018 4:00 pm
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When expectant mothers consume sufficient amounts of the nutrient choline during pregnancy, their offspring gain enduring cognitive benefits, a new Co...

For The First Time Scientists Show The Protein That Cause Nerve Cells Death In Alzheimer's Disease

Jan 8, 2018 12:00 pm
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Recent advances in brain imaging have enabled scientists to show for the first time that a key protein which causes nerve cell death spreads throughou...

How Do People Take Their Decisions In Moral Dilemmas ?

Jan 8, 2018 10:00 am
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It is wartime. You and your fellow refugees are hiding from enemy soldiers, when a baby begins to cry. You cover her mouth to block the sound. If you ...

New Discovery Of Potential Biomarker For Huntington's Disease

Jan 6, 2018 12:00 pm
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A new discovery of a potential biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) could mean a more effective way of evaluating the effectiveness of treatmen...

CRISPR Technique Renewed Hope For Treating ALS in Mice

Jan 3, 2018 5:00 pm
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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can extend survival in a mouse model of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a fatal neurodegenerative disease, according to ...

Do Babies Feel Pain?

Jan 3, 2018 9:00 am
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Before the 1980s, clinicians actually performed surgery on newborns without giving them anaesthetics or pain medications. This wasn’t because th...

Diabetes Drug Can Cure Alzheimer's Disease

Jan 2, 2018 2:00 pm
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A drug developed for diabetes could be used to treat Alzheimer's after scientists found it "significantly reversed memory loss" in mice ...

Repairing Multiple Sclerosis-Damaged Nerves

Jan 2, 2018 12:00 pm
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Gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach than traditional treatments for neurolo...

Night Sleep Protect You From Alzheimer's Disease

Jan 2, 2018 11:00 am
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Have you resolved to take better care of yourself in the new year? Here's a relatively painless way to do it: Catch a few more zzz's every nig...


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