Cocaine is a strong central nervous system stimulant that increases levels of the neurotransmitter dopamine in brain circuits regulating pleasure and movement. Normally, dopamine is released by neurons in these … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map brain regions and circuits changed by cocaine-use.
A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that nerve cells and blood vessels in the eye constantly talk to each other to maintain healthy blood … Continue Reading Study finds nerve cells and blood vessels in eye ‘talk’ to prevent disease.
Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
Telomeres are DNA regions at the ends of chromosomes that protect the genetic data of cells, preventing mutations and alterations in the DNA that could potentially cause disease. Telomeres shorten … Continue Reading Telomere dysfunction is identified as origin of liver diseases such as chronic hepatitis and cirrhosis.
An injection of stem cells into the eye may soon slow or reverse the effects of early-stage age-related macular degeneration, according to new research from scientists at Cedars-Sinai. Currently, there … Continue Reading Stem cell injection reverses vision loss due to age-related macular degeneration in animal model.
Just as some people seem built to run marathons and have an easier time going for miles without tiring, others are born with a knack for memorizing things, from times … Continue Reading Researchers identify protein responsible for ‘enhancing’ learning and memory.
Two related proteins exert a lethal double whammy effect against glioblastoma cells when activated with a small molecule, say researchers from the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. The scientists say … Continue Reading Orphan receptor proteins deliver 2 knock-out punches to glioblastoma cells.
New Penn Medicine research has found that elevated levels in the blood of the brain-enriched protein calpain-cleaved αII-spectrin N-terminal fragment, known as SNTF, shortly after sports-related concussion can predict the … Continue Reading Researchers identify biomarker that predicts post-concussion severity.