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October 4, 2015

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October 4, 2015

Sep. 24, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in mapping the genetic signature of a unique group of stem cells in the human brain that seem to generate most of the neurons in our massive cerebral ... read more

Sep. 24, 2015 — Adult survivors of childhood brain tumors have lower working memory performance compared to healthy adults, according to researchers. The report suggests that adult survivors of pediatric posterior ... read more

Sep. 23, 2015 — The ability to walk has been restored following a spinal cord injury, using one's own brain power, according to research. The preliminary proof-of-concept study shows that it is possible to use ... read more

New Technique Negotiates Neuron Jungle to Target Source of Parkinson's Disease

Sep. 22, 2015 — Researchers believe they have found a potential new way to target cells of the brain affected by Parkinson's disease. The new technique is relatively non-invasive and has worked to improve ... read more

Increased Activity in Older Brains May Point to New Avenues for Treating Memory Loss

Sep. 22, 2015 — Scientists have examined activity in a little-studied part of the brain associated with memory and found for the first time the reason that neurons there become more active in old age, findings that ... read more

Researchers Identify Possible Physiological Cause of Brain Deficits With Aging

Sep. 22, 2015 — Like scratchy-sounding old radio dials that interfere with reception, circuits in the brain that grow noisier over time may be responsible for ways in which we slow mentally as we grow old, according ... read more

Old Drug Offers New Hope to Treat Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 21, 2015 — Salsalate, a drug used to treat rheumatoid arthritis, effectively reversed tau-related dysfunction in an animal model of frontotemporal dementia (FTD), scientists have discovered. Salsalate prevented ... read more

Sep. 21, 2015 — Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects the body as well as the brain, a new animal study shows. The research also indicates that treatment with hypertension drugs blocks the production of proteins ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A correlation between declining ability to smell and lifespan in worms has been uncovered by researchers. If the signaling between neurons ends up being important in how other organisms -- including ... read more

Coordinating Traffic Down the Neuronal Highway

Sep. 18, 2015 — An international team of researchers has identified a protein that regulates the growth of neurons by transporting key metabolic enzymes to the tips of neural cells. Their findings open up new ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind, 3-D printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — Cellular interactions that trigger the production of myelin are especially hard to pinpoint. That's because the crucial point of contact between two types of cells -- the connection between ... read more

Sep. 18, 2015 — A protein that regulates the growth of neurons by transporting key metabolic enzymes to the tips of neural cells has been identified by an international team of researchers. Their findings open up ... read more

Sep. 17, 2015 — Scientists have now measured and compared just how aging affects rats' liver and brain cells. In a new study, they were able to tease out general aging processes from those that are specific to ... read more

New Imaging Technique Detects Early Brain Damage from Hypertension

Sep. 17, 2015 — Some people with high blood pressure also have early signs of brain damage, a new imaging technique has found. The damage is linked to difficulties in certain cognitive skills, decision-making, and ... read more

Parkinson's Disease: Everyday Activity More Beneficial Than Occasional Strenuous Exercise

Sep. 17, 2015 — Parkinson’s patients often become sedentary because of motor symptoms such as gait, balance problems or falls. However, new research finds that non-exercise physical activity, more than occasional ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Biomedical engineers report a new way to induce human mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into neuron-like cells: treating them with exosomes from rat-derived progenitor cells. In combination ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — A new technique to selectively and noninvasively turn on groups of neurons in worms could be boon to science and ... read more

New Drugs Could Stop Growth of Drug-Resistant Childhood Tumors

Sep. 15, 2015 — New drugs are needed to treat the most common type of childhood brain tumor and could also be effective against skin cancer, scientists report. They tested a drug called Roflumilast in mice with a ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — A highly detailed model has been released of connections in the mouse brain that could provide generations of neuroscientists new insights into brain circuits and origins of mental illness, such as ... read more

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