Neuroscience

Lifestyle changes, not a magic pill, can reverse Alzheimer's

Last summer, a research group from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) quietly published the results of a new approach in the treatment …

Women's News

Alzheimer's: Word processing duration may predict onset

Recent research published in the journal <i>NeuroImage Clinical</i> suggests that the time it takes for someone to process written words may be a reliable …

Alzheimer's Disease

Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational …

Cannabis

What Is Neurolinguistics?

The interdisciplinary study of language processing in the brain, with an emphasis on the processing of spoken language when certain areas of the …

Linguistics

How nerves fuel prostate cancer growth

Certain nerves support the growth of prostate cancer via a tumor vessel proliferating "switch," according to a study by researchers from the Albert …

Medicine

Interleukin-10 from CD4+ follicular regulatory T cells promotes the germinal center response

CD4+ follicular regulatory T (Tfr) cells express key molecules that are associated with regulatory T cell and follicular helper T cell functions. …

Life Sciences

Stanford researchers named 2017 STAT Wunderkinds | Scope Blog

Picking out scientists — or musicians, designers or most anyone — before their great discovery, amazing insight or groundbreaking innovation, is, …

Stanford University

Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?

An emerging theory suggests that migraine attacks might be the brain's self-protective response to oxidative stress, which is a cellular process tied …

Medicine

Scientists developed a way to precisely edit genes in the human brain

Limits of Gene Editing<p>Technologies designed for editing the human genome are transforming biomedical science and providing us with relatively simple …

Genetics

Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes

Glucose levels are reduced in the brains of individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes compared to lean individuals, according to a new Yale study. …

Diabetes

A new discovery means gene-targeting drugs could slow down the progression of Parkinson's

Over the last 10 years as a doctor specialising in Parkinson’s disease, I have been asked by my patients many times whether a cure was in sight. I …

Parkinson's Disease

Six degrees of separation: Why it is a small world after all

It's a small world after all - and now science has explained why. A study conducted by the University of Leicester and KU Leuven, Belgium, examined …

Chemistry

A Light in the Dark: Living with Alzheimer’s Disease

Loss. Gradual, continual, unrelenting loss. The most common form of dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), has been characterized many different ways, …

Photojournalism

Melding brain and machine: A tale of neuroscience, technology and ethics

People have been imagining what would happen if we stuck computers in our brains for a surprisingly long time — since at least 1879 in fact, when …

The Brain

Discovery lights path for Alzheimer's research

Rice, Miami researchers identify binding site on amyloid beta peptide, learn to modify its structure<p>HOUSTON -- (Oct. 19, 2017) -- A probe invented at …

Life Sciences

Gene circuit switches on inside cancer cells, triggers immune attack

Researchers at MIT have developed a synthetic gene circuit that triggers the body’s immune system to attack cancers when it detects signs of the …

Cancer

Harvard scientists receive nearly $8.5M through NIH program

Eight Harvard scientists will receive nearly $8.5 million in funding through the National Institutes of Health’s High Risk, High Reward program to …

Harvard

Researchers observe individual cellular receptors at work

Using a revolutionary live-cell microscopy technique, an international team of scientist has for the first time observed individual receptors for …

Biology

Whitehead Institute - News - 2017 - Study reveals key molecular link in major cell growth pathway

October 19, 2017<p>Cambridge, MA – A team of scientists led by Whitehead Institute has uncovered a surprising molecular link that connects how cells …

Biology

Nothing Wasted

Breast cancer cells recycle ammonia, a waste byproduct of cell metabolism, and use it as a source of nitrogen to fuel tumor growth, report scientists …

Biology

Scientists gain new window to mysteries of concussions

Douglas Smith, a professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pennsylvania, has a concise way of summing up where scientists are at in their understanding of concussions and the lasting havoc they can wreak in the brain.<p>"We're almost up to the starting line," said Smith, who directs UPenn's …

The Brain

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Outlook |<p>Outlook home<br>• Content<br>• Related articles<br>• Video<br>• Sponsors<p><b>Nature Outlook:</b> Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis<p>Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a …

ALS

Physical Training Against Brain Aging | Guy Forer

Training is Not “Exercising”<p>The term "training" does not have the same meaning as the terms "exercise" or "exercise training", which are used by …

Life Sciences

Multiple Sclerosis: Oligodendrocytes from stemmcells

Recent publication in GLIA (Journal)<p>MS is an autoimmune disease of the central nervous system (CNS) of still largely unknown aetiology and is …

Life Sciences

Exercise, not drugs, the focus of new Victoria Parkinson's centre

Anonymous $500,000 donation launches stand-alone community centre for movement disorders<p>When Jillian Carson was diagnosed with Parkinson's disease at …

Parkinson's Disease

Colorectal cancer: New, less toxic drug target uncovered

A team of researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London, in the United Kingdom, set out to explore novel therapeutic options for treating …

Cancer

The Drosophila embryo at single-cell transcriptome resolution

When looking at populations of cells, features such as cell heterogeneity and localization are masked. However, single-cell sequencing reveals …

Biology

First Trial of DBS for Stroke Recovery: Initial Patient’s Functional Progress Continues Through 5 Months

Cleveland Clinic is a non-profit academic medical center. Advertising on our site helps support our mission. We do not endorse non-Cleveland Clinic …

Medicine

The big business behind why Dallas researchers want to get into your brain

North Texas researchers want to delve deeply into the intricacies of the human brain.<p>And to do it, they’re shoring up research programs, adding space …

Texas

Glioblastoma, brain tumour that took Gord Downie's life, tough to treat: doctors

TORONTO — The death of Canadian singer-songwriter Gord Downie from glioblastoma is a grim reminder of the daunting nature of the invasive brain …

Cancer