Barrow researchers use magic for discoveries Researchers at Barrow Neurological Institute at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center have unveiled...
New research proposes that academic performance of adolescents is linked to specific dopamine gene variations. Researchers also suggest a correlation exists between the variants of dopaminergic genes a student possesses and performance in specific subject areas.
New research on learning describes the interaction between acetlycholine receptors and SK channels and their involvement in learning and memory. These findings could lead to new research targeting acetylcholine and SK channels to help cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia as well as help understand learning and memory better.
Scientists have long believed that glioblastoma multiforme, the most aggressive type of primary brain tumor, begins in glial cells that make up supportive tissue in the brain or in neural stem cells. Researchers found that the tumors can originate from other types of differentiated cells in the nervous system, including cortical neurons.
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Researchers have identified the first gene mutation associated with a chronic and often fatal form of neuroblastoma that typically strikes...
A review of Alzheimer's research papers finds news media is more likely to report on breakthroughs if the study's authors omit a reference to mice in their title. Papers that acknowledge mice in their title receive less media coverage. Omitting mice from a paper's title generates twice the number of tweets than ones that mention the animals.
Penn Medicine research presented today at the 2012 Alzheimer's Association International Conference shows that an anti-tau treatment called epithilone D (EpoD) was effective in preventing and intervening the progress of Alzheimer's disease in animal models, improving neuron function and cognition, as well as decreasing tau pathology.
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Neuron-nourishing cells appear to retaliate in Alzheimer’s When brain cells start oozing too much of the amyloid protein that is...