A new study in eLife provides evidence that our brains may drain waste via our lymphatic vessels. The vessels may act as a 'pipeline' between the brain and immune system. Researchers say the findings could alter the way we think about how the brain and immune system inter-relate.
Researchers reveal a neurotransmitter implicated in the itch sensation plays no role in the transmission of pain sensations.
Researchers have developed a novel 3D printed scaffolding that mimics natural anatomy and boost stem cell treatment for spinal cord repair. While the initial scaffolds have been designed for rat models of SCI, researchers report the approach is scalable to humans.
Renewed, thin myelin sheaths are sufficient to help restore nervous system impairments in diseases like multiple sclerosis, a new study in PNAS reports.
A global knockout of the thrombin receptor PAR1 accelerates myelin development. The findings could help with the development of treatments for diseases associated with demyelination, like multiple sclerosis.
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Researchers believe findings may shed light on how the vertebrate brain may have evolved.
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A new study sheds light on how ziram causes the loss of the main source of dopamine in the central nervous system.
A new study reports the combination of a toxic herbicide and lectins may trigger Parkinsonism after the toxins travel from the stomach to the brain.
According to researchers, as we age, it takes a lot longer to clear amyloid beta from the brain, thus leading to a build up of the toxic protein implicated in Alzheimer's disease.
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Identical twins were more likely to have similar sun-seeking behaviors than non-identical twins, suggesting genetics play a key role in sun-seeking behaviors. Researchers identified five genes associated with sun-seeking behavior, some of which have previously been associated with behavioral traits linked to risk-taking and addiction.
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While incidence rates of malignant brain cancers have declined over recent years, the five-year survival rate for brain cancer patients remains low.
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New AI technology is able to detect changes to the retina and predict the risk of retinal vein occlusion. Researchers say the technology could also be used to detect heart attack and stroke risks.