Have Researchers Discovered the Key to ALS?

September 23, 2015

Lost function of ALS-linked protein TDP-43 seen as potentially major contributor to disease. 

The Evolving State of Electroconvulsive Therapy

September 16, 2015

As doctors continue to tweak using electricity as therapy, a new meta-analysis suggests quicker application may be nearly as effective and has much less risk of side effects.

Researchers Find Evidence of Human-to-Human Spread of Alzheimer’s Protein Aggregates

September 9, 2015

Cadaver-derived human growth hormone treatments, used during 1959-85, may have been contaminated with “infectious” amyloid beta aggregates. 

Study of Alpha Synuclein ‘Strains’ Deepens Understanding of Parkinson’s and Related Diseases

September 2, 2015

Findings also hint that “synucleinopathies” may in rare cases be contagious. 

Unraveling the Mysteries of Inherited Anxiety

August 25, 2015

Could an overactive circuit in the brain be inherited? Researchers find positive evidence in monkeys.

Clue to Brain Regeneration Discovered in Lab Mice

August 11, 2015

Finding hints at future treatment strategy for traumatic brain injury, stroke, Alzheimer’

Axons Help New Neurons Travel During Development

August 3, 2015

Neurons' branches form corridors that newer neurons can travel through.

Taking a Global Approach to Toxicology

July 28, 2015

“There is this focus in science on studying one factor at a time, but diseases and disorders—particularly the most intractable ones—don’t arise this way,” says one researcher.

‘Flakka’ and the Brain

July 21, 2015

It’s stronger than the average stimulant, but its mechanisms don’t appear to be new.

Special Form of Tau Protein May Be Prime Target for Treating Head Injury

July 15, 2015

“Cis P-tau” also eyed as possible trigger of Alzheimer’s disease

Air Pollution Also Not Good For Your Brain

July 8, 2015

Recent research provides strong evidence that pollutants cause harms, and suggests underlying pathways and mechanisms. 

Stress, Neuropeptide Interaction, and Relapse: A Neurobiological Addiction Story

June 23, 2015

Relapsing may have more to do with altered stress pathways than pleasure-seeking pathways.

New Study Casts Doubt on Brain ‘Rejuvenator’ Protein

June 16, 2015

Yet Harvard researchers insist brain-improving effects of GDF11 were real.

Could the Cerebellum Help Drive Creativity?

June 8, 2015

The highly connected region is active not only driving motor movements but also during cognitive tasks.

Maturing Intelligence

May 26, 2015

While our short-term memory ability may peak in youth, other cognitive skills hit their strides much later, researchers report from a series of crowd-sourced experiments.

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