News tagged with neurological research
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(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 |
(Medical Xpress)—What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in humans, scientists ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Mar 07, 2013 | 4.9 / 5 (8) | 0 |
There's a 3-D world in our brains. It's a landscape that mimics the outside world, where the objects we see exist as collections of neural circuits and electrical impulses.
Neuroscience Jan 06, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered that an FDA-approved anti-epileptic drug reverses memory loss and alleviates other Alzheimer's-related impairments in an animal model of the disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Aug 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (4) | 1 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists at The University of Auckland's Centre for Brain Research have succeeded in converting human skin cells directly into immature brain cells (or neural precursor cells).
Medical research Sep 27, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (4) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress) -- When humans learn, their brains relate new information with past experiences to derive new knowledge, according to psychology research from The University of Texas at Austin.
Neuroscience Jul 12, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
When mice are born lacking the master gene Atoh1, none breathe well and all die in the newborn period. Why and how this occurs could provide new answers about sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), but the solution has remained ...
Neuroscience Sep 06, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
A scientist at the Gladstone Institutes has discovered a novel way to convert human skin cells into brain cells, advancing medicine and human health by offering new hope for regenerative medicine and personalized drug discovery ...
Neuroscience Jul 28, 2011 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- Yet another orally taken medication shows some promise in preventing relapse and disability for people with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, a new report suggests.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 14, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease. These findings provide new insights ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
In 1999, Dr. Huda Zoghbi and colleagues at Baylor College of Medicine identified the genetic cause of Rett syndrome (a neurological disorder that begins after birth) – MECP2 mutation. Too little of the MeCP2 protein associated ...
Medical research Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A groundbreaking technique developed at the University of Virginia School of Medicine is allowing scientists to examine histone modifications of genetic loci – a process that regulates gene expression ...
Medical research Jan 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—In a surprise breakthrough, researchers at the UC Davis MIND Institute and their colleagues have found that microglia remove healthy neural progenitor cells (NPCs) through phagocytosis to control neuron ...
Neuroscience Feb 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Tumours need a steady supply of sufficient nutrients to be able to grow. In order to secure the nutrient availability, they secrete messenger compounds to stimulate neighbouring blood vessels ...
Cancer Mar 15, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Scientists from the FMI identify how a family of proteins reads the methylation marks on the DNA so critical for cell development. These MBD proteins bind directly to methylation marks ...
Genetics Apr 12, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |