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MonthSeptember 2014

Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

A new study from Weizmann Institute researchers has found evidence of a unique signature that may be the missing link between cognitive decline and aging. The scientists believe that this … Continue Reading Scientists identify the signature of aging in the brain via the blood-brain-barrier.

New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.

In the largest collaborative study so far, an international team of researchers from the European EuroEPINOMICS consortium, including scientists from VIB and Antwerp University identified novel causes for severe childhood … Continue Reading New genes identified with key role in the development of severe childhood epilepsies.

Researchers begin to map function and expression of isomiRs of microRNA.

Researchers have encountered variants or isoforms in microRNAs (miRNAs) before, but assumed that these variants were accidental byproducts. A recent study from Thomas Jefferson University shows that certain so called … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map function and expression of isomiRs of microRNA.

Clinical guidelines set for deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

A panel of experts have performed a literary review to form the first clinical guidelines for the use of Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  Available research evidence … Continue Reading Clinical guidelines set for deep brain stimulation for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Scientists find how mysterious ‘circular RNA’ is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link.

Genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of the human body. To express this genetic data, our DNA is copied … Continue Reading Scientists find how mysterious ‘circular RNA’ is formed, claim muscular dystrophy link.