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August 2, 2015

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August 2, 2015

Source of Debilitating Memory Loss in People With Psychosis Discovered

July 22, 2015 — As disabling as its delusions and hallucinations, psychosis' devastating toll on memory arises from dysfunction of frontal and temporal lobe regions in the brain that rob sufferers of the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — Brain scans of war veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder have led researchers to an area of the prefrontal cortex that appears to be a good predictor of response to treatment with SSRIs -- the ... read more

July 21, 2015 — The brain is so complex that its structure cannot be completely determined by genetics. Neuroscientists attempt to figure out which mechanisms nerve cells use to organize themselves. They have ... read more

Iron-Containing Inflammatory Cells Seen in Alzheimer's Brains

July 20, 2015 — Examining post-mortem tissue from the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease, investigators identified what appear to be iron-containing microglia in a particular part of the hippocampus, a ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Key differences between patients with sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease) and those with the most common genetic form of ALS, a mutation in the C9orf72 gene have ... read more

July 20, 2015 — Scientists have discovered mechanism at the level of the individual neurons that may play a role in the formation of memory. They have determined that back-propagating electrical impulses serve to ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Wichita State University's Li Yao is taking a special approach to the study of spinal cord injuries through research that uses an electrical signal to repair tissue ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Results of a new study suggest that adjusting behavior based on previous events involves an unexpected mix of neurons working together in the brain's prefrontal cortex. The authors say this new ... read more

July 16, 2015 — Understanding diseases like autism and schizophrenia that affect development of the brain has been challenging due to both the complexity of the diseases and the difficulty of studying developmental ... read more

July 15, 2015 — New research provides the first direct evidence linking traumatic brain injury to Alzheimer's disease and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) -- and offers the potential for early ... read more

July 15, 2015 — High blood levels of a growth factor known to enable new blood vessel development and brain cell protection correlate with a smaller size of brain areas key to complex thought, emotion and behavior ... read more

New Evidence Linking Brain Mutation to Autism, Epilepsy and Other Neuro Disorders

July 15, 2015 — The extent a mutation associated with autism and epilepsy plays in impairing a biochemical process in the brain has been revealed by researchers. The study, they say, could provide a new target for ... read more

Molecule That Could Be Link That Adjusts Function of the Nervous System to the Metabolic State of the Organism Is Identified

July 15, 2015 — An important finding has led scientists to identify a molecule, Lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), as a possible element implicated in the link between the metabolic state of an organism and its cerebral ... read more

Therapeutic Target Identified for Treatment of Spinal Cord Injuries

July 15, 2015 — A therapeutic target for the treatment of acute spinal cord injuries has been identified by researchers. According to this research, conducted on mice, the administration of a drug that prevents loss ... read more

A New Strategy Against Spinal Cord Injuries

July 15, 2015 — Patients, doctors and researchers look with great expectations to epidural electrostimulation, a medical technique that could alleviate the condition of subjects affected by paralysis due to spinal ... read more

New Approach to Spinal Cord, Brain Injury Research

July 15, 2015 — Many an injury will heal, but the damaged spinal cord is notoriously recalcitrant. There's new hope on the horizon, though. A team of researchers has reported an innate repair mechanism in ... read more

Why Kids' Recovery Times Vary Widely After Brain Injury

July 14, 2015 — Why do some youngsters bounce back quickly from a traumatic brain injury, while others suffer for years? New research suggests that damage to the coating around the brain's nerve fibers may ... read more

July 14, 2015 — A research group has demonstrated that the downregulation of spinal astrocyte connexin43 (Cx43) expression causes sustained neuropathic pain following peripheral nerve injury. Controlling the Cx43 ... read more

July 14, 2015 — Stimulant drug abuse has long-term effects on brain volume in women, according to a new study. Brain structures involved in reward, learning and executive control showed vast changes even after a ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have identified a promising stem cell based-therapy to address the chronic pain that affects more than one-third of the US adult population. In mice, bone marrow stromal cells were found ... read more

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