News tagged with brain cells
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For the first time, human embryonic stem cells have been transformed into nerve cells that helped mice regain the ability to learn and remember. A study at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is the first ...
Medical research Apr 21, 2013 | 4.3 / 5 (7) | 6 |
A new study of brain rhythms in bats and rats challenges a widely used model - based on studies in rodents - of how animals navigate their environment. To get a clearer picture of the processes at work in ...
Neuroscience Apr 18, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 2 |
Neuroscientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have taken a major step in their efforts to help people with memory loss tied to brain disorders such as Alzheimer's ...
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
While studying rats' ability to navigate familiar territory, Johns Hopkins scientists found that one particular brain structure uses remembered spatial information to imagine routes the rats then follow. ...
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Exosomes are small, virus-like particles that can transport genetic material and signal substances between cells. Researchers at Lund University, Sweden, have made new findings about exosomes released from aggressive brain ...
Medical research Apr 17, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A team led by Dr. Alex Parker, a professor of pathology and cellular biology and a researcher at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM), has identified an important ...
Neuroscience Apr 17, 2013 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have determined the precise anatomical coordinates of a brain "hot spot," measuring only about one-fifth of an inch across, that is preferentially activated ...
Neuroscience Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (9) | 3 |
Why some stress is good for you? Acute stress primes the brain to do better on memory tasks two weeks later
(Medical Xpress)—Overworked and stressed out? Look on the bright side. Some stress is good for you.
Neuroscience Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Aerobic exercise may help prevent and perhaps even reverse some of the brain damage associated with heavy alcohol consumption, according to a new University of Colorado Boulder study.
Addiction Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of preventable deaths globally. Unfortunately smoking cessation is difficult, with more than 90% of attempts to quit resulting in relapse.
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 16, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0
Researchers at the Linda Crnic Institute for Down Syndrome and the University of Colorado School of Medicine have found that a single mechanism may underlie the damaging effect of cholesterol on the brain and on blood vessels.
Medical research Apr 15, 2013 | 3 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Specific DNA once dismissed as junk plays an important role in brain development and might be involved in several devastating neurological diseases, UC San Francisco scientists have found.
Genetics Apr 15, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (14) | 2 |
Even a mild injury to the brain can have long lasting consequences, including increased risk of cognitive impairment later in life. While it is not yet known how brain injury increases risk for dementia, there are indications ...
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project has identified mutations responsible for more than half of a subtype of childhood brain tumor that takes a high toll on patients. Researchers also found evidence the tumors ...
Genetics Apr 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Obesity, heart disease, and high blood pressure (hypertension) are all related, but understanding the molecular pathways that underlie cause and effect is complicated.
Medical research Apr 11, 2013 | 3.3 / 5 (3) | 1 |