Study identifies a specific protein in sensory neurons that detects mechanical itch stimuli such as an insect crawling on the skin or when one touches an object that irritates the skin.
Study reveals the role of the urea cycle in the brain and explores the dual nature of astrocytes in the brains of those with Alzheimer's pathology.
Study reveals 27.8% of pain medications with high abuse potential make it all the way through the development process, compared to only 4.7% of medications with lower potential for abuse.
Study identifies a group of proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid that could serve as biomarkers for inflammation in the brain.
A smaller version of the amyloid-beta protein, AB 1-40, builds up on the wall of small arteries and reduces blood flow to the brain, a new study reports.
A neuroimaging-based machine learning algorithm can detect Alzheimer's in the brain with 98% accuracy. The system is also 79% accurate at determining which stage of Alzheimer's disease a patient has.
The absence of the NCX3 gene amplifies pain signals within the spinal cord, a new mouse study reveals. Increasing levels of NCX3 in the spinal cord helped reduce symptoms associated with chronic pain.
Willingness in older people to give more money away appears to correlate with cognitive decline associated with dementia. The findings may explain why many older adults could be more prone to financial exploitation.