Scientists from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have uncovered a major contributor to Huntington’s disease, a devastating progressive neurological condition that produces involuntary movements, emotional disturbance and cognitive impairment. Using … Continue Reading Scientists uncover master key in development of Huntington’s Disease.
Stimulating a particular region in the brain via non-invasive delivery of electrical current using magnetic pulses, called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, improves memory, reports a new Northwestern Medicine study. The discovery … Continue Reading Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) successfully improves memory.
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.
Researchers have long suspected that major mental disorders are genetically-rooted diseases of synapses, the connections between neurons. Now, investigators from Johns Hopkins University have demonstrated in patients’ cells how a … Continue Reading Suspect gene corrupts neural connections.
Two years ago, the parents of Chloe Olivarez watched painfully as their daughter experienced epileptic seizures hundreds of times a day. The seizures, caused by a rare metabolic disease that … Continue Reading Precursor reduces debilitating epileptic seizures.
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An … Continue Reading Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed.
When a person is expecting something, like the meal they’ve ordered at a restaurant, or when or when something captures their interest, unique electrical rhythms sweep through your brain. These … Continue Reading Memory relies on astrocytes, the brain’s lesser known cells.
Using data from over 18,000 patients, scientists have identified more than two dozen genetic risk factors involved in Parkinson’s disease, including six that had not been previously reported. Unravelling the … Continue Reading NIH scientists find 6 new genetic risk factors for Parkinson’s.
Could the body’s own immune system play a role in memory impairment and cognitive dysfunction associated with conditions like chronic epilepsy, Alzheimer’s dementia and concussions?. The study focuses on the … Continue Reading Immune response protein is a link between brain injury and brain disorders.
Researchers from the Rutgers University have demonstrated the use of their ‘brain-on-a-chip’ microsystem to assess specific effects of traumatic axonal injury. While their model uses the three dimensional cell structure … Continue Reading Successful ‘brain-on-a-chip’ axonal strain injury model developed.
Researchers from the Rita Levi Montalcini Department of Neuroscience have identified blood biomarkers for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The team identified the blood biomarkers serum albumin and creatinine as being … Continue Reading Biomarkers identified for Lou Gehrig’s disease.