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July 28, 2015

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July 28, 2015

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

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 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

July 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered and characterized a previously unknown disease gene linked to the degeneration of optic and peripheral nerve ... read more

July 13, 2015 — Conventional wisdom has long blamed age-related hearing loss almost entirely on the death of sensory hair cells in the inner ear, but research from neuroscientists has provided new information about ... read more

Findings Identify Receptors Modulating Macrophage Responses to Spinal Cord Injury

July 10, 2015 — A new studysheds light on opportunities to modulate macrophage responses after spinal cord injury, potentially reducing -- or even reversing -- damage and the resulting side ... read more

July 9, 2015 — The three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex -- the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation -- strongly correlates with ancestral background, ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A new study has shed some light on the brain's organization and ... read more

A Little Jolt Helps the Brain Get Back on Track

July 8, 2015 — Applying mild electrical stimulation to an area of the brain associated with cognitive control helps people with schizophrenia recognize errors and adjust their behavior to avoid ... read more

Study Reveals Brain Network Responsible for Cognitive Changes in Multiple Sclerosis

July 7, 2015 — Decreased connectivity between network-specific brain regions are to blame for the central deficit common to the various cognitive changes associated with multiple sclerosis (MS), new research shows. ... read more

Enriched Blood Cells Preserve Cognition in Mice With Features of Alzheimer's Disease

July 7, 2015 — Researchers have successfully tested two new methods for preserving cognition in laboratory mice that exhibit features of Alzheimer's disease by using white blood cells from bone marrow and a ... read more

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