Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have discovered that a gene mutation linked to hereditary spastic paraplegia, a disabling neurological disorder, interferes with the normal breakdown of triglyceride fat … Continue Reading Scripps Research Institute scientists shed light on cause of spastic paraplegia.
A new class of compounds has now been shown to protect brain cells from the type of damage caused by blast-mediated traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mice that were treated with … Continue Reading Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury.
Biologists claim that humans can perceive and distinguish a trillion different odours, but little is known about the underlying chemical processes involved. Researchers from The City College of New York, Duke … Continue Reading Chemists discover new mode of detection in nose for common class of odours.
Tinnitus, migraine, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s; all these are examples of diseases with neurological causes, the treatment and study of which is more and more frequently being carried out by … Continue Reading Plastic changes to the brain due to TMS imaged for the first time.
A gene crucial for brain and heart development may also be associated with sudden unexplained death in epilepsy (SUDEP), the most common cause of early mortality in epilepsy patients. Scientists … Continue Reading Gene crucial for brain and heart development linked to sudden death in epilepsy.
Scientists at the University of Warwick have provided the first evidence that the lack of a naturally occurring protein is linked to early signs of dementia. The research found that … Continue Reading Lack of naturally occurring protein linked to dementia.
A new technique developed by Columbia University has demonstrated for the first time that the size of molecules penetrating the blood-brain barrier (BBB) can be controlled using acoustic pressure, the … Continue Reading New non-invasive technique controls the size of molecules penetrating the Blood-Brain Barrier.
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.