Neuroscience

Crowd-sourcing optogenetics data to tackle neurological diseases

Around the world, some 50 million people have epilepsy, with more than 3 million in the United States alone. It's one of the most common neurological diseases globally, characterized by recurrent seizures in part or all of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists discover 'brain hot spot' for drugs against fear

Anxiety disorders are a major medical problem affecting a large population. They can be treated with a range of psychiatric drugs, including a group of substances called benzodiazepines (BZDs). BZDs have been used to treat ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Genetic technique reverses Alzheimer's processes in mice

Researchers in the US have used genetic techniques to slow the progression of Alzheimer's in mice that show features of the disease. The study, which centered around a protein called BACE1, was reported today in the Journal ...

Ophthalmology

Discovery provides glimmer of hope to prevent blindness

Macquarie University researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring protein in the body protects the eye from the common eye disease glaucoma, and which is particularly sensitive to oxidation through environmental ...

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