Neuroscience

Study finds epileptic activity spreads in new way

Researchers in the biomedical engineering department at Case Western Reserve University have found that epileptic activity can spread through a part of the brain in a new way, suggesting a possible novel target for seizure-blocking ...

Neuroscience

SIGNAL found to enhance survival of new brain cells

A specialized type of brain cell that tamps down stem cell activity ironically, perhaps, encourages the survival of the stem cells' progeny, Johns Hopkins researchers report. Understanding how these new brain cells "decide" ...

Neuroscience

New biological target for combating Parkinson's disease uncovered

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and elsewhere have brought new clarity to the picture of what goes awry in the brain during Parkinson's disease and identified a compound that eases the disease's symptoms in mice. Their discoveries, ...

Cancer

Why tumors become drug-resistant

Cancer drugs known as ErbB inhibitors have shown great success in treating many patients with lung, breast, colon and other types of cancer. However, ErbB drug resistance means that many other patients do not respond, and ...

Medical research

A tangle of talents untangles neurons

(Medical Xpress)—Two wrongs don't make a right, they say, but here's how one tangle can straighten out another.

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