Medical research

A new agent for brain diseases: mRNA

A lack of oxygen to brain tissue—known as ischemia—leads to the death of neurons, which results in stroke. Despite considerable research, there are currently no treatments that successfully prevent neuronal death. Now, ...

Neuroscience

Reversing a genetic cause of poor stress responses in mice

Everyone faces stress occasionally, whether in school, at work, or during a global pandemic. However, some cannot cope as well as others. In a few cases, the cause is genetic. In humans, mutations in the OPHN1 gene cause ...

Neuroscience

Brain cells decide on their own when to release pleasure hormone

In addition to smoothing out wrinkles, researchers have found that the drug Botox can reveal the inner workings of the brain. A new study used it to show that feedback from individual nerve cells controls the release of dopamine, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

How neuronal cell death occurs in bacterial meningitis

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet, Karolinska University Hospital, and The Wenner-Gren Institute at Stockholm University have conducted research within the field of bacterial meningitis and found how bacteria interact ...

Medical research

A novel marker of adult human neural stem cells discovered

The mammalian center for learning and memory, hippocampus, has a remarkable capacity to generate new neurons throughout life. Newborn neurons are produced by neural stem cells (NSCs) and they are crucial for forming neural ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

BMI1, a promising gene to protect against Alzheimer's disease

Another step towards understanding Alzheimer's disease has been taken at the Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital Research Centre. Molecular biologist Gilbert Bernier, and professor of neurosciences at Université de Montréal, ...

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