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Apr. 24, 2017 — Scientists have created a special type of neuron from human stem cells that could potentially repair spinal cord injuries. These cells, called V2a interneurons, transmit signals in the spinal cord to ... read more

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Hearing Tests Miss Common Form of Hearing Loss, Study Shows

Apr. 20, 2017 — Traditional clinical hearing tests often fail to diagnose patients with a common form of inner ear damage that might otherwise be detected by more challenging behavioral tests, according to new ... read more

Want to Stay Mentally Healthy in Older Age? Stimulate Your Brain in Early Life

Apr. 20, 2017 — Stimulating the brain by taking on leadership roles at work or staying on in education help people stay mentally healthy in later life, according to new ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Most left-handers can rattle off a list of their eminent comrades-in-arms: Oprah Winfrey, Albert Einstein, and Barack Obama, just to name three, but they may want to add on cockatoos, ... read more

Reduction of Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms Associated With Noninvasive Technology

Apr. 19, 2017 — A closed-loop acoustic stimulation brainwave technology significantly reduced symptoms in people suffering from post-traumatic stress in a small pilot study, report ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Drinking a beetroot juice supplement before working out makes the brain of older adults perform more efficiently, mirroring the operations of a younger brain, according to a new ... read more

Poor Sleep in Anxiety, Depression May Make It Harder to See Positive

Apr. 18, 2017 — The dorsal anterior cingulate cortex may have to work harder to modify negative emotional responses in people with poor sleep who have depression or anxiety, new research ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — In experimental research, scientists tend to assume that male and female animals are alike, and mostly use males. But a new study shows surprisingly big differences in tissue gene expression between ... read more

Getting a Handle on Brain Organization

Apr. 17, 2017 — Even among people born without hands, there is an overlap in brain activity when viewing hands and viewing tools, suggesting the connection between the two hands and tools is deeply ingrained in ... read more

Potential New Treatment Strategy for Neuroinflammation Related to Severe Type of Stroke

Apr. 17, 2017 — Scientists have discovered a potential new treatment to reduce the effects of intracerebral ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — The sympathetic nervous system, not white blood cells, is critically important in the regulation of energy expenditure and thermogenesis, researchers reveal in a new ... read more

Study Offers Hope, Sheds Light on How Vets Respond to Trauma

Apr. 17, 2017 — A new study of military veterans who went through trauma finds that those veterans who have related post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are also more likely to experience 'post-traumatic ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — Research showed that a regulatory protein of chromosome structure (cohesin) is essential for proper maintenance of gene expression in the developing brain. Reduced cohesin impaired development of ... read more

Low-Fat Dairy Linked to Lower Tendency Towards Depression

Apr. 18, 2017 — People who consume low-fat milk and yogurt, rather than whole-fat dairy products, are less likely to have depression, according to ... read more

Apr. 13, 2017 — A new study refines our understanding of a human skill -- the ability to instantaneously assess a new environment and get oriented thanks to visual ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — A team of engineers has combined nanoparticles, aerosol science and locusts in new proof-of-concept research that could someday vastly improve drug delivery to the brain, making it as simple as a ... read more

Common Factor Links Neurodegenerative Disease in Young and Old

Apr. 12, 2017 — A common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly has now been identified by researchers. The discovery advances efforts to find better treatments and cures ... read more

Potential Therapy to Prevent 'Chemobrain' in Cancer Patients

Apr. 12, 2017 — A compound called 'KU-32' prevents cognitive decline in rats caused by chemotherapy treatment, research shows. KU-32 works by inducing the heat shock response, which protects cells and may ... read more

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