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New Genetic Target Identified in Fight Against Neurodegenerat…

<b>New Genetic Target Identified in Fight Against Neurodegenerative Disease</b><p>Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.<p>The research is in <i>Cell</i> and <i>Acta Neuropathologica</i>. (full access paywall)<p><b>Research:</b> "TREM2 lipid sensing sustain microglial response in an Alzheimer's disease model" by Wang …

Neuron Groups, Not Single Cells, Maintain Brain Stability

<b>TAU researchers find neural networks preserve memories better than individual neurons.</b><p>To compensate for erratic shifts and spikes in its neuronal …

Neuroscience

Tuning in on brain waves

<b>Certain neurons act as conductors, suggesting possible therapies for disorders such as schizophrenia</b><p>Like musical sounds, different states of mind are …

Meditation can Grow Your Brain in Just 8 Weeks

A team of researchers led by Dr. Lazar, a neurologist and instructor at Harvard medical school, has discovered that meditating for just 8 weeks can …