Working with mice, Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that a particular protein helps nerve cells extend themselves along the spinal cord during mammalian development. Their results shed light on the ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Genomic technology has revolutionized gene discovery and disease understanding in autism, according to an article published in the December 20 issue of the journal Neuron.
Genetics Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
Helping the nose know: Researcher answers 100-year-old question about how olfactory feedback mechanism works
More than a century after it was first identified, Harvard scientists are shedding new light on a little-understood neural feedback mechanism that may play a key role in how the olfactory system works in the brain.
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3 |
Brake on nerve cell activity after seizures discovered: Gene expression initiates protective electrical response
Given that epilepsy impacts more than 2 million Americans, there is a pressing need for new therapies to prevent this disabling neurological disorder. New findings from the neuroscience laboratory of Mark ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
After conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, a Western University-led research team has concluded that the notion of measuring one's intelligence quotient or IQ by a singular, standardized test is highly ...
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 4.2 / 5 (28) | 24 |
Humans perceive numerous categories of objects and actions, but where are these categories represented spatially in the brain?
Neuroscience Dec 19, 2012 | 4.3 / 5 (6) | 0 |
A team of researchers led by Hiroyuki Nakahara and Shinsuke Suzuki of the RIKEN Brain Science Institute has identified a set of brain structures that are critical for predicting how other people make decisions.
Neuroscience Dec 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It has long been known that the inner ear actively amplifies sounds it receives, and that this amplification can be attributed to forces generated by outer hair cells in the cochlea. How the ear actually ...
Neuroscience Dec 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 2 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a blood test for autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) that outperforms existing genetic tests, while presenting evidence that abnormal ...
Autism spectrum disorders Dec 10, 2012 | 4 / 5 (3) | 1 |
Where 'where it's at' is at in the brain: Study in rats identifies region that associates objects and space
Conventional wisdom in brain research says that you just used your hippocampus to answer that question, but that might not be the whole story. The context of place depends on not just how you got there, but ...
Neuroscience Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 3 |
Despite researchers' best efforts, no drug exists that can slow, halt or reverse the onslaught of Alzheimer's disease. A progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder, Alzheimer's has stolen the memories and livelihoods ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Antibodies against amyloid beta (Aβ) protein deposits that are thought to play a role in Alzheimer's disease have shown some success in preventing the buildup of deposits in animals, but they have not been effective at removing ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—To John Salamone, professor of psychology and longtime researcher of the brain chemical dopamine, scientific research can be very slow-moving.
Neuroscience Dec 03, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (14) | 1 |
A "sonar vision" system that enables people who are blind from birth to perceive the shape of a face, a house or even words and letters, is being developed by a team at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Using this device, ...
Neuroscience Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A team of IRCM researchers, led by Dr. Frédéric Charron, recently uncovered a nerve cell's internal clock, used during embryonic development. The discovery was made in collaboration with Dr. Alyson Fournier's laboratory ...
Neuroscience Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0