A study on the effects of shunt operations to treat dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus shows brain shunt operations improved performance in mental functions and walking.
Scientists discovered the reaction which starts the formation of amyloid fibers. Amyloid fibers are problematic in many diseases and disorders...
Max Planck researchers discovered that large, less hydrophobic proteins with a significant increase of disorder in their structures were more...
A woman with bilateral damage relatively restricted to the amygdala is the subject of a case study reported today. SM, as she will be known to the public, seems able to experience emotions such as happiness and sadness normally, but shows no signs of fear.
Fragile X Tremor Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) research shows that inhibiting histone acetylation could help control expression of toxic mRNA. FXTAS symptoms are mainly caused by overproduction of toxic mRNA, making this research very important for researchers working with FXTAS.
The world's first basic research institute for childhood neurological diseases opened in Houston, Texas and is part of the Texas Children's Hospital. Some of the research the new research insitute will focus on includes childhood neurological diseases such as autism, epilepsy, Rett syndrome, cerebral palsy, ataxias and Batten disease. More details about the new institute are provided in the press release below.
The removal of beta-amyloid is not efficient in late-onset Alzheimer's disease sufferers. These new findings could help produce better early diagnostic tests and therapies for Alzheimer's disease and related research.
Recent visual neuroscience research provides evidence that blind people process the sense of touch faster than people with normal vision. The research also found that each blind person's tactile perception time was nearly equal to their average speed of their finger moving from one Braille character to the next.
Computational models of axonal properties suggest that problems associated with MS, and other demyelinating diseases, may be due more to an imbalance between sodium channels and potassium channels that play a role in the leak current in neuronal membranes, than to the currently targeted sodium channels of most MS drugs.
The first implant to treat vertigo experienced during attacks related to Meniere’s Disease and similar balance disorders will be implanted...
The title of this article may not catch on as a song lyric, but new neurobiology research shows close friends can cause more of a response in brain regions such as the medial prefrontal cortex than strangers can.
University of Bristol researchers have prevented a major breathing complication of Rett syndrome. Patients with Rett syndrome sometimes experience abnormal breathing, breath holding and other breathing problems that can lead to asphyxiation, brain damage and even be fatal. This new research show that by increasing aminobutyric acid and stimulating specific serotonin receptors in the brain, life threatening symptoms of breath arrests were abolished.