More frequent hospital and doctor's office visits in the years leading up to multiple sclerosis diagnosis with early MS type symptoms are usually associated with a prodromal phase of the disease, when they should be regarded as an ongoing progression of the autoimmune disorder.
A new technique allowed researchers to evaluate the distribution of lithium levels in the human brain. Findings revealed those without depression had significantly more lithium in the brain's white matter than in gray matter. By contrast, those with depression or suicidal ideations had more balanced distribution of lithium in both white and gray matter.
The activity of a network of dopamine neurons reflects both the innate preferences for smell and taste, as well as the physiological state of fruit flies.
People with functional dizziness do not appear to process sensory-motor impression correctly. Instead, they rely on a stored memory model which no longer matches immediate reality.
A study of over 200,000 people found no evidence that vaccinations increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, or the onset of an initial MS episode.
Researchers have successfully printed microelectrode arrays onto gelatin candies and other soft materials. They report the technique could pave the way to creating new medical diagnostic tools.
Age related neurodegeneration may be delayed by preventing oxidative damage in a few neuron types, researchers report.