Neurobiology of Disease

Neurobiology of Disease is a major international journal at the interface between basic and clinical neuroscience. The journal provides a forum for the publication of top quality research papers on: molecular and cellular definitions of disease mechanisms, the neural systems and underpinning behavioral disorders, the genetics of inherited neurological and psychiatric diseases, nervous system aging, and findings relevant to the development of new therapies.

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5.403 (2011)

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Medical research

Calming the destructive cells of ALS by two independent approaches

Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered two ways to preserve diseased upper motor neurons that would normally be destroyed in ALS, based on a study in mice. Upper motor neurons initiate movement, and they degenerate ...


Harnessing the brain's plasticity to acquire epilepsy resilience

Around 1 percent of the world's population lives with epilepsy; yet only 65 percent of epilepsy patients can manage their symptoms with medication. Currently, surgically removing the lesion in the brain responsible for the ...


New hope for people living with a genetic cause of autism

Fragile X syndrome, or FXS, a leading genetic cause of autism, affects around one in 4,000 males and one in 6,000 females. Its symptoms include increased anxiety, intellectual disability, repetitive behaviors, social communication ...

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