Scientists discovered the reaction which starts the formation of amyloid fibers. Amyloid fibers are problematic in many diseases and disorders...
Neuroscientists found that the specific microRNA, microRNA-29 (miR-29), can make brain cells resistant to programmed cell death. The researchers injected...
Max Planck researchers discovered that large, less hydrophobic proteins with a significant increase of disorder in their structures were more...
After inserting a gene into mice that increases choline transporter and as a result increases acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions, the engineered mice were able to run on treadmills twice as long as controls without the inserted gene.
The removal of beta-amyloid is not efficient in late-onset Alzheimer's disease sufferers. These new findings could help produce better early diagnostic tests and therapies for Alzheimer's disease and related research.
New research on learning describes the interaction between acetlycholine receptors and SK channels and their involvement in learning and memory. These findings could lead to new research targeting acetylcholine and SK channels to help cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia as well as help understand learning and memory better.
Correlating data from 588 patients diagnosed with frontotemporal lobe degeneration (FTLD), researchers found that subjects with professions which related highly for verbal skills had greater tissue loss on the right hand side of the brain. By contrast, those whose professions required less aptitude for verbal skills, for example flight engineers, had more tissue damage to the left hand side of the brain.
UC Irvine researchers have identified the perforant path in humans with the diffusion tensor imaging technique.
Research scientists from UC Davis and the University of Auckland have discovered that neuroglobin might be key to preventing Alzheimer's disease. Neuroglobin can prevent apoptosis in response to nautral stress.
Researchers at Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute have discovered a new molecular clue about the cause of brain cell death in Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases.