Neuroscience

Researchers link sugar-studded protein to Alzheimer's disease

In a bit of "reverse engineering" research using brain tissues from five people who died with Alzheimer's disease, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they discovered that a special sugar molecule could play a key role ...

Neuroscience

Atherosclerotic plaques 'talk' with the brain

A new study shows the existence of a connection between atherosclerotic plaques and the central nervous system. This previously unknown "circuit" involves three systemically acting tissues, the immune system, the nervous ...

Neuroscience

Researchers map human sensory neurons, pursue chronic pain cure

An investigation into how human nerve cells differ from animal cells has provided researchers from The University of Texas at Dallas' Center for Advanced Pain Studies (CAPS) with important clues in the pursuit of more effective ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Scientists gain new understanding of how brain cells talk

Experts from the University of Nottingham have discovered that reversing the modification of molecular messages at synapses in the human brain, may contribute to reversible mental health conditions such as anxiety, and memory ...

Medical research

Repairing nerves requires prods of protein

When there's damage in the body, our cells call for help. UConn brain researchers just found a new way cells do this—like in the old AT&T ad campaign, they reach out and touch someone.

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