About 15% of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms. Now, researchers from Tulane National Primate Research Center and Louisiana … Continue Reading Researchers map neuroinflammation and nervous system manifestations of Lyme disease.
Epilepsy is a very prevalent neurological disorder. Approximately one-third of patients are resistant to currently available therapies. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn has discovered a new … Continue Reading Astrocytic ‘uncoupling’ identified and reversed in temporal lobe epilepsy.
Inflammatory processes occur in the brain in conjunction with stroke and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Researchers from Lund University, the Karolinska Institutet and the University of … Continue Reading New findings on microglial activation during neuroinflammation.
Antibodies defend the body against bacterial, viral, and other invaders. But sometimes the body makes antibodies that attack healthy cells. In these cases, autoimmune disorders develop. Immune abnormalities in patients … Continue Reading Study identifies psychosis as a quantifiable neurological autoimmune disease.
Scientists at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) and the University of Toronto have discovered a promising new approach to treat multiple sclerosis (MS). In a new study, they’ve … Continue Reading New target identified in the spinal cord for multiple sclerosis.
Researchers have known that transplanted human umbilical cord cells (HUCBCs) can have a restorative effect on the brain and brain function following a stroke. However, just how the cells exert … Continue Reading Precision medicine used to counteract oxidative stress in stroke animal model.
A new international collaboration led by The University of Montana and Secretaria de la Defensa Naciona heightens concerns over the detrimental impact of the apolipoprotein E (APOE) ε4 allele, the … Continue Reading Decreases in short-term memory and IQ in urban children with ‘Alzheimer’s gene’.
When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull’s eye, one that produces zero side effects, can be quite … Continue Reading New technique gives first-ever view of TSPO anxiety protein structure.
The thickness of cortical brain tissue progressively reduces as individuals develop psychosis, according to researchers of a large, multi-site study of young adults at clinical high risk. Onset of psychosis … Continue Reading Large-scale neuroimaging study links gray matter loss to psychosis development.
Washington State University scientists have found a brain protein that boosts the healing power of sleep and speeds an animal’s recovery from the flu. The team determined that a brain-specific … Continue Reading Scientists find brain protein aids influenza recovery.
A new study from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers has found, for the first time, evidence of neuroinflammation in key regions of the brains of patients with chronic pain. By … Continue Reading Neuroimaging study finds first evidence of neuroinflammation in brains of chronic pain patients.
A multi-disciplinary research team from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has made a breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cells that may help in the development of … Continue Reading Researchers make breakthrough discovery of a new type of immune cell.