A new method reveals some ALS affected neurons display hypo-excitability. Researchers say these changes most likely represent early steps in the disease progression.
In Parkinson's disease, alpha synuclein clumps move to and damage mitochondrial proteins, making them less efficient and causing the mitochondrial to burst, leaking out chemicals that tell the cells to die, researchers say.
A groundbreaking study reveals human immune cells in the blood can be transformed into functional neurons within 3 weeks by adding four proteins. The discovery could be used to generate neurons to study specific psychological and neurological disorders, researchers say.
Using mini-brains grown in the lab, researchers have discovered schizophrenia likely begins toward the end of the first trimester of fetal development. Researchers believe, based on their findings, schizophrenia could potentially be treated in utero.
A new study in Biological Psychiatry reports researchers discovered astrocytes may contribute to the cause of ASD. The findings could help to develop new treatments for autism spectrum disorders.