A team of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute, collaborating with members of the drug discovery company Receptos, has created the first high-resolution virtual image of cellular structures called S1P1 receptors, which are critical in controlling the onset and progression of multiple sclerosis and other diseases . This new molecular map is already pointing researchers toward promising […]
Researchers have created a living 3-D model of a brain tumor and its surrounding blood vessels. In experiments, the scientists report that iron-oxide nanoparticles carrying the agent tumstatin were taken by blood vessels, meaning they should block blood vessel growth. The living-tissue model could be used to test the effectiveness of nanoparticles in fighting other diseases. […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Complex Wiring of the Nervous System May Rely on Handful of Genes and Proteins, on the site Neuroscience News 9 years, 3 months ago
Discovery provides clues to development of neurological diseases and cancer. Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a startling feature of early brain development that helps to explain how complex neuron wiring patterns are programmed using just a handful of critical genes. The findings, published in Cell, may help scientists develop new therapies for neurological disorders, such […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Researchers Rewrite Textbook on Location of Brain’s Speech Processing Center, on the site Neuroscience News 9 years, 3 months ago
New location of critical area provides hints on origin of language. Scientists have long believed that human speech is processed towards the back of the brain’s cerebral cortex, behind auditory cortex where all sounds are received — a place famously known as Wernicke’s area after the German neurologist who proposed this site in the late 1800s […]
I’ve changed the logo for the day to reflect our views regarding SOPA, PIPA and HR 3699 / RWA.
The wife and I debated whether to take the sites down, but we went with the banner change and supportive posts instead.
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Neuroscience News wrote a new post, A First: Brain Support Cells from Umbilical Cord Stem Cells, on the site Neuroscience News 9 years, 3 months ago
For the first time ever, stem cells from umbilical cords have been converted into other types of cells, which may eventually lead to new treatment options for spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, among other nervous system diseases. “This is the first time this has been done with non-embryonic stem cells,” says James Hickman, a […]
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UCSF Gallo scientists show that drinking releases brain endorphins Drinking alcohol leads to the release of endorphins in areas of the brain that produce feelings of pleasure and reward, according to a study led by researchers at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at the University of California, San Francisco. The finding marks the first […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Clinical Trial: Nicotine Patch Shows Benefits in Mild Cognitive Impairment, on the site Neuroscience News 9 years, 4 months ago
Using a nicotine patch may help improve mild memory loss in older adults, according to a study published in the January 10, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Nicotine has been shown to improve cognitive performance in smokers who have stopped smoking and previous short-term studies with nicotine […]
Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Researchers Map, Measure Brain's Neural Connections, on the site Neuroscience News 9 years, 11 months ago
Computer scientists at Brown University have created software to examine neural circuitry in the human brain. The 2-D neural maps combine visual clarity with a Web-based digital map interface, and users can view 2-D maps together with 3-D images. The program aims to better understand myelinated axons, which have been linked to pathologies such as autism. […]
Could veterans of war, rape victims and other people who have seen horrific crimes someday have the traumatic memories that haunt them weakened in their brains? In a new study, UCLA life scientists report a discovery that may make the reduction of such memories a reality. “I think we will be able to alter memories someday […]