A new study sheds light on demylination diseases like Multiple Sclerosis. Researchers discovered a blood clotting protein can leak into the central nervous system and prevent myelin production.
Microglia plays an important role in synaptic pruning, a new study reports.
Researchers discover a link between neuroinflammation associated with impairment to the blood-brain barrier and intestinal permeability in people with ASD.
A tiny array of implanted electrodes may help people with spinal cord injuries to regain use of their paralyzed limbs, a new study reveals.
Damage to the nasal epithelium increases the risk of bacteria entering into the brain, potentially resulting in long-term health problems.
Using stimulation, researchers found a direct connection between the vagus nerve and learning centers of the brain. Vagus nerve stimulation, they discovered, increases learning in a healthy nervous system.
Researchers examine the role gut bacteria plays in the development of neurological disorders. Using mouse models of multiple sclerosis, researchers found compounds generated from the breakdown of tryptophan can cross the blood-brain barrier and activate anti-inflammatory pathways that limit neurodegeneration. Activation of these pathway have also been linked to Alzheimer's and brain cancers.
Using a mathematical model based on experimental data from multiple sclerosis patients, researchers performed computer simulations of the different known biological processes associated with the disease. They discovered the symptoms and disease course are produced by the same underlying mechanism that damages the nerve cells over time.
By optimizing neurons with CRISPR gene editing technology, researchers will have new ways to study genetic influences on brain health and disease, a new study reports.
Performing post-mortem staging of the brains and spinal cord tissue of patients with ALS, researchers discover the neurodegenerative disease could progress from one start point in the CNS to other regions of the brain and spinal cord.
Researchers say improving the function of lymphatic vessels can dramatically enhance memory and learning ability in aging mice.