Fat and sugar aren’t usually considered healthy staples, but scientists at Georgia Regents University have found that a biological fat with a sugar attached is essential for maintaining the brain’s … Continue Reading Scientists identify molecule essential to maintaining the brain’s supply of stem cells.
A previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden. The findings have been … Continue Reading Astrocytic mechanism that repairs brain after stroke discovered.
For decades, scientists thought that neurons in the brain were born only during the early development period and could not be replenished. More recently, however, they discovered cells with the … Continue Reading Scientists discover new role for stem cells in the brain.
Amyloid precursor protein (APP) modulates the many processes through which newborn neurons are generated in the adult brain, state researchers from Baylor College of Medicine in a new study. An … Continue Reading Dysfunctional precursor protein impairs making of new neurons in brain.
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.
Children and adolescents with autism have a surplus of synapses in the brain, and this excess is due to a slowdown in normal brain ‘pruning’ process during development, according to … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study proves children with autism have extra synapses in brain.
In the developing brain, special proteins that act like molecular tugboats push or pull on growing nerve cells, or neurons, helping them navigate to their assigned places amidst the brain’s … Continue Reading Scientists identify crucial guiding protein in neurogenesis.
Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic … Continue Reading Researchers find multiple new predictors of stress-related illnesses.
The human body produces substances, called endocannabinoids, that work in a similar way to cannabis. These endocannabinoids may not produce a ‘high’, but are of tremendous importance for the functioning … Continue Reading Increased levels of the body’s own cannabinoids impair embryonic brain development.
Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most … Continue Reading Neurons, brain cancer cells require the same little-known protein for long-term survival.
Scripps Florida scientists shed new light on nerve cell growth. The study describes how RPM-1 regulates the activity of a single protein known as DLK-1, a protein that regulates neuron development and plays an essential role in axon regeneration. RPM-1 uses PPM-2, an enzyme that removes a phosphate group from a protein thereby altering its function, in combination with ubiquitin ligase activity to directly inhibit DLK-1.
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