A new vaccine for Lyme disease, a neurological and physically debilitating tick borne disease, has proved promising and well tolerated by patients, according to researchers. The Lyme vaccine is shown to produce substantial antibodies against all targeted species of Borrelia, the causative agent of Lyme disease.
Researchers use induced pluripotent stem cells to advance disease-in-a-dish modeling of ataxia telangiectasia, a rare genetic disorder associated with progressive loss of function in the cerebellum. Their discovery shows the positive effects of drugs that may lead to effective new treatments for the neurodegenerative disease.
Researchers have successfully tested a new vaccine in primates to battle cocaine addiction. Using neuroimaging techniques, they demonstrated the vaccine prevents cocaine from reaching the brain and producing a dopamine induced high. Human trials could begin within the next year.
Monitoring progenitor cells in the brains of living mice, researchers discover these cells remain highly dynamic in the adult brain. Progenitor cells can transform into cells that insulate nerve fibers and help form scars that aid in tissue repair, study suggests.
Researchers discover Sturge-Weber syndrome, a neurological and skin disorder, is caused by a genetic mutation which occurs prior to birth.
Researchers find genetic mutations which appear to underlie a rare syndrome which combines reproductive failure with cerebella ataxi and dementia.
A new study finds children with autism see simple movements twice as quickly as their non-autistic peers. This hypersensitivity to motion could provide clues to one of the fundamental causes of autism.
Researchers discover significant sex-based brain anatomy differences between males and females with dyslexia.
Researchers have discovered how cholinesterase inhibitors, a class of drug that prevents the breakdown of acetylcholine, could sharpen the brain's performance in patients with Alzheimer's disease.
Using neuroimaging, researchers discovered glutamate levels are abnormally high in people with restless leg syndrome. The higher the level of glutamate in patients with RLS, the less sleep they were able to get.
Researchers have identified that the TR4 protein, which regulates a gene that produces ACTH, drives the formation of pituitary tumors in Cushing's disease.