Using a tiny dose of the leukemia drug nilotinib, researchers halt the accumulation of toxic proteins linked to Parkinson’s diseases in the brains of mice.
Using neuroimaging, researchers discovered glutamate levels are abnormally high in people with restless leg syndrome. The higher the level of glutamate in patients with RLS, the less sleep they were able to get.
Adapting two dimensional culture methods to grow 3-D neuron structures from induced pluripotent stem cells, researchers may be able to model and study neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers transplanted neural cells, derived from adult skin cells, into monkeys; where they developed into several different types of brain cells. The research could eventually help provide new treatment avenues for patients with a wide range of neurological diseases.
Studying neurons derived from brain and skin cells of Parkinson’s patients, researchers discover how the most common genetic mutations in familial Parkinson’s disease damage brain cells.
Researchers have discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson’s disease by implanting electrodes into the brains of patients with this neurodegenerative disorder.
Researchers identify a novel signaling pathway that activates the parkin gene and prevents stress induced neuronal cell death.
A new study offers evidence of source memory in nonhuman animals.
Scientists have identified several genes linked to human neurological disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury, in the sea lamprey. The lamprey has large, identified neurons in its brain and spinal cord, making it an excellent model to study regeneration at the single cell-level.
Models of the human brain, patterned on engineering control theory, could assist researchers control neurological diseases, according researcher who is using mathematical models of neuron networks from which more complex brain models emerge.