Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Using math to help treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other diseases

Protein aggregation—in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils—has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and type II diabetes. While the exact role these fibrils play ...

Neuroscience

Hidden dynamics detected in neuronal networks

Neuronal networks in the brain can process information particularly well when they are close to a critical point—or so brain researchers had assumed based on theoretical considerations. However, experimental investigations ...

Neuroscience

A gentle method for unlocking the mysteries of the deep brain

The subcortical areas of the brain, situated in its deepest reaches, remain a mystery. Scientists are aware of the critical role they play in motor, emotional and associative activity but do not know precisely how they work. ...

Oncology & Cancer

Mathematical methods for diagnosing breast cancer

A team of researchers at Kaunas University of Technology, Lithuania, is developing mathematical methods to diagnose breast cancer. Applying deep learning, the researchers are aiming to teach a computer to recognise malignant ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

New mechanism detected in Alzheimer's disease

McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer's disease.

page 1 from 2