This summer, a US based bio-technology company will proceed to test the effectiveness of human embryonic stem cell therapy on patients with spinal cord injuries. The much anticipated research project will be the world's first study of treatments which incorporate human stem cells to treat spinal cord injuries.
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Researchers at MIT have discovered that Sirtuin1, a protein encoded by the SIRT1 gene, promotes synaptic plasticity and boosts memory.
Mice without rods and cones were able to use ipRGCs to detect light and possibly form low acuity images.
Gut bacteria, previously considered benign, has the ability to alter the immune system of mice enough to affect the rate of Multiple Sclerosis occurance.
NT-020, a combination of nutrients, increased neural stem cell proliferation, neurogenesis and helped improve memory in the aging brains of mice.
SIRT1 was again found to be important in learning and memory for mice, but boosting SIRT1 above the normal levels of expression did not lead to an improvement in learning and memory.
Genetics research into the emotional responses of bullying shows that many bullied victims that later experience more emotional problems have genetic similarities.
A large risk genetic marker of schizophrenia has been discovered by scientists. The researchers found that a specific deletion at 3q29, which contains two genes already known to be associated with intellectual disabilities , PAK2 and DLG1, increased the odds of schizophrenia symptoms by nearly 17 times those with no deletion.
Deleting the enzyme PTEN allowed neurology researchers to regenerate corticospinal tract neurons after spinal cord injuries in rodents.