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November 29, 2015

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November 29, 2015

Synapse Discovery Could Lead to New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 27, 2015 — A team of scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease -- work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible ... read more

New Technology Promises Fast, Accurate Stroke Diagnosis

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to identifying biomarkers in blood has proven successful in helping diagnose stroke, and the technology could be expanded to diagnose such conditions as concussion, some forms of ... read more

Halteres, Essential for Flight in All Flies, Are Needed by Some to Climb Walls

Nov. 25, 2015 — Sensory organs called halteres may play multiple roles in how flies behave, providing clues to how brains absorb and use multiple streams of information, new research ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Even with 20/20 vision in broad daylight on a clear day, our peripheral vision can be surprisingly poor, particularly when the scene in front of us is cluttered. Now, scientists believe they are a ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Before the fluid of the middle ear drains and sound waves penetrate for the first time, the inner ear cells of newborn rodents practice for their big debut. Researchers report they have figured out ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — The burst of energy and hyperactivity that comes with a cocaine high is a rather accurate reflection of what's going on in the brain of its users, finds a study. Through experiments conducted in ... read more

Structural Brain Connectivity as a Genetic Marker for Schizophrenia

Nov. 25, 2015 — Schizophrenia has been considered an illness of disrupted brain connectivity since its earliest descriptions. Several studies have suggested brain white matter is affected not only in patients with ... read more

Ultrasound Examinations Can Identify Patients at Risk of Stroke

Nov. 25, 2015 — Ultrasound, a non-invasive technique commonly used to study the presence of atherosclerosis disease in blood vessels, can be used to identify patients at increased risk of future stroke who could ... read more

Combination Therapy Can Prevent Cytostatic Resistance

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have found a new way of preventing resistance to cytostatics used in the treatment of cancers such as medulloblastoma, the most common form of malignant brain tumor in children. The ... read more

Immune-Disorder Treatment in Mice Holds Potential for Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Nov. 24, 2015 — A simple, rapid way to treat an immune-related disorder in mice has been identified by researchers, an approach that could eventually help multiple sclerosis patients after further ... read more

Better Detection of Concussion in Young Football Players

Nov. 24, 2015 — A new, simple and non-invasive approach has been developed to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Nerve cells cover their high energy demand with glucose and lactate, scientists confirm. They show for the first time in the intact mouse brain evidence for an exchange of lactate between different ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — The area of the brain associated with impulsivity and the development of obsessive-compulsive disorder is activated in obese children when introduced to food smells, according to new ... read more

Nov. 24, 2015 — Swinging a bat at a 90-mph fastball requires keen visual, cognitive and motor skills. But how do diverse brain networks coordinate well enough to hit the ball? A new study suggests the human ... read more

Marijuana Dependence Influenced by Genes, Childhood Sexual Abuse

Nov. 23, 2015 — Genetic variation within the endocannabinoid system may explain why some survivors of childhood adversity go on to become dependent on marijuana, while others are able to use marijuana without ... read more

Sensor Sees Nerve Action as It Happens

Nov. 23, 2015 — A new technique has been created to watch the brain's neurons in action with a time resolution of about 0.2 milliseconds -- a speed that is just fast enough to capture the action potentials in ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Mounting evidence points to a link between infections, the immune response, and neurodegenerative diseases. New findings show that infection with pathogenic bacteria causes neurodegeneration in the ... read more

First-of-Kind Dopamine Measurements in Human Brain Reveal Insights Into How We Learn

Nov. 23, 2015 — During brain surgery, researchers collected data as the conscious patients played an investment game, demonstrating rapid dopamine release encodes crucial information. The findings have implications ... read more

New Approach Explored to Prevent Newborn Epilepsies

Nov. 23, 2015 — Specific forms of epilepsy may manifest as early as in the first weeks of life. A new laboratory study shows that a preventive therapeutic strategy can be successful if it is applied within a time ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered a mechanism in the brain that could account for some of the neural degeneration and memory loss in people with Alzheimer's ... read more

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