Neuroscience

Researchers repair faulty brain circuits using nanotechnology

Working with mouse and human tissue, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a protein pumped out of some—but not all—populations of "helper" cells in the brain, called astrocytes, plays a specific ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Vitamin C protects brain from seizures

Alzheimer's patients are five to 10 times more likely to suffer unprovoked seizures compared to healthy individuals. Alzheimer's patients often also have reduced levels of ascorbate, or vitamin C.

Neuroscience

When silencing phantom noises is a matter of science

With a clever approach, researchers point to the first gene that could be protective of tinnitus—that disturbing ringing in the ear many of us hear, when no sound is present.