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Breaking down the Parkinson's pathway: How affected brain cells respond during different behavioral tasks
The key hallmark of Parkinson's disease is a slowdown of movement caused by a cutoff in the supply of dopamine to the brain region responsible for coordinating movement. While scientists have understood this ...
Neuroscience Mar 13, 2013 | 4 / 5 (2) | 1 |
A single concussion may cause lasting structural damage to the brain, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Researchers at UCL have made a breakthrough in the way that drugs could be delivered to the brain.
Medical research Mar 11, 2013 | 5 / 5 (4) | 0 |
Well timed to coincide with the Super Bowl, the US football final that seems to obsess the nation, President Obama raised the issue of the effects of long term damage caused by concussion in the game. In an interview with ...
Health Mar 07, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Research illuminates molecular mechanism for why stimulating environment may protect against Alzheimer's disease
"Use it or lose it." The saying could apply especially to the brain when it comes to protecting against Alzheimer's disease. Previous studies have shown that keeping the mind active, exercising and social interactions may ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Florida and The Johns Hopkins University have developed a line of genetically altered mice that model the earliest stages of Alzheimer's disease. This model may help scientists identify new ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Feb 28, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The three most important factors in real estate are location, location, location, and the same might be said for mutations in the gene MECP2, said researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological ...
Genetics Feb 28, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Researchers in Scotland and Germany have discovered a molecular mechanism that shows promise for developing a cure for Huntington's Disease (HD).
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
A three molecule complex may be a target for treating Huntington's disease, a genetic disorder affecting the brain. This finding by an international research team including scientists from the German Center for Neurodegenerative ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Feb 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A novel way to image the entire brain's glymphatic pathway, a dynamic process that clears waste and solutes from the brain that otherwise might build-up and contribute to the development ...
Neuroscience Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Study reveals how people with a severe unexplained psychological illness have abnormal activity in the brain
Psychogenic diseases, formerly known as 'hysterical' illnesses, can have many severe symptoms such as painful cramps or paralysis but without any physical explanation. However, new research from the University of Cambridge ...
Neuroscience Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
The origin of an innate ability the brain has to protect itself from damage that occurs in stroke has been explained for the first time.
Medical research Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 2 |
When doctors encounter a patient with a massive pulmonary embolism, they face a difficult choice: Is it wise to administer a drug that could save the patient's life, even though many people suffer life-threatening bleeding ...
Medications Feb 21, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Contrary to other research, a new study found that the total level of antioxidants in people's diets is not related to their risk of developing stroke or dementia. The study is published in the February 20, 2013, online issue ...
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Doctors may in the future be able to take a blood test to determine if a patient is suicidal, hopefully decreasing the number of people taking their own lives.
Psychology & Psychiatry Feb 20, 2013 | not rated yet | 0