Neuroscience

In Krabbe disease, neurons may bring about their own destruction

The gene defect underlying Krabbe disease causes degeneration of neurons directly, independent of its effects on other cell types, according to a new study publishing July 5 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Daesung ...

Medications

Gabapentin may boost functional recovery after a stroke

The drug gabapentin, currently prescribed to control seizures and reduce nerve pain, may enhance recovery of movement after a stroke by helping neurons on the undamaged side of the brain take up the signaling work of lost ...

Neuroscience

In the quest for a TBI therapy, astrocytes may be the bull's-eye

Growing evidence suggests that traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an important risk factor for developing Alzheimer's disease and dementia. But to date, effective therapies aren't available for preventing or treating TBI-induced ...

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