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Nourishing Protein Slows Brain Disease PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 October 2011 01:00

20111019rfns01A protein that promotes the growth of neurons and blood vessels appears to stop the progression of a genetic disease that causes degeneration of the cerebellum, according to new preclinical Northwestern Medicine research published in Nature Medicine.

Differing Structures Underlie Differing Brain Rhythms in Healthy and Ill, Virtual Modeling Reveals PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:15

Virtual brains modeling epilepsy and schizophrenia display less complexity among functional connections, and other differences compared to healthy brain models, researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine report.

Genetically Influenced Responses To Alcohol Affect Brain Activation Both With And Without Alcohol PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:09
20111017rfns01A low level of response (LR) to alcohol is a genetically influenced characteristic, or phenotype, that reflects at least in part a low brain response to alcohol, and carries significant risk for the later development of alcoholism.
New Method Isolates Best Brain Stem Cells To Treat MS PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 00:52
20111014rfns02The prospect of doing human clinical trials with stem cells to treat diseases like multiple sclerosis may be growing closer, say scientists at the University at Buffalo and the University at Rochester, who have developed a more precise way to isolate stem cells that will make myelin.
Compelling Hope, The Second Annual Global Symposium On Innovative Solutions For Spinal Cord Injury, Paralysis And Neuropathy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 00:39
Located at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, the Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery will host the second annual Compelling Hope Symposium on Saturday, November 5th at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
KRN5500 Demonstrated Significant Decrease In The Intensity Of Neuropathic Pain In Patients With Cancer PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 23:27
DARA BioSciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:DARA) announced the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, an internationally respected, peer-reviewed journal, has published results of a Phase II safety and efficacy study of KRN5500 for the treatment of neuropathic pain in patients with cancer.
Targeting Brain Cancer Stem Cells, New Screening Strategy PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 23:20
According to a new study, published in the October issue of Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Association of Cancer Research, stem cells responsible for creating deadly brain tumors can be identified and characterized by chemical compounds that can target the stem cells.
The Brain's Predictive Power In The Olfactory System PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 October 2011 04:36
20111010rfns03In the moments before you "stop and smell the roses," it's likely your brain is already preparing your sensory system for that familiar floral smell.
Long-Term Correction Of Severe Spinal Muscular Atrophy In Mice Delivered By Antisense Therapy PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:47
20111007rfns04A new study from Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) reports surprising results that suggest that the devastating neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), might not exclusively affect the motor neurons in the spinal cord as has long been thought.
Zinc's Role In The Brain PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:41

20111007rfns02Zinc plays a critical role in regulating how neurons communicate with one another, and could affect how memories form and how we learn.

Relationship Between Musical Aptitude And Reading Ability PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:18
20111017rfns02Auditory working memory and attention, for example the ability to hear and then remember instructions while completing a task, are a necessary part of musical ability.
Brain Scans Reveal Drugs’ Effects On Attention PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 17 October 2011 00:12

Scientists have developed a way to evaluate new treatments for some forms of attention deficit disorder.

Does a Bigger Brain Make for a Smarter Child in Babies Born Prematurely? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 00:55

20111014rfns03New research suggests the growth rate of the brain's cerebral cortex in babies born prematurely may predict how well they are able to think, speak, plan and pay attention later in childhood.

Schizophrenia Genetics Linked to Disruption in How Brain Processes Sound PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 14 October 2011 00:43

20111014rfns01Recent studies have identified many genes that may put people with schizophrenia at risk for the disease. But, what links genetic differences to changes in altered brain activity in schizophrenia is not clear.

If You Don't Snooze, Do You Lose? Wake-Sleep Patterns Affect Brain Synapses During Adolescence PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 23:28

20111012rfns02An ongoing lack of sleep during adolescence could lead to more than dragging, foggy teens, a University of Wisconsin-Madison study suggests.

By Reprogramming Skin Cells Into Brain Cells, Scientists Gain New Insights Into Mental Disorders PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 October 2011 23:23

20111012rfsp01Using skin cells from patients with mental disorders, scientists are creating brain cells that are now providing extraordinary insights into afflictions like schizophrenia and Parkinson's disease.

In Reversing Motor Nerve Damage, Time Is of the Essence: 'Wait and See' in Injuries Like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome May Miss a Window for Recovery PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 October 2011 04:40

When a motor nerve is severely damaged, people rarely recover full muscle strength and function. Neuroscientists from Children's Hospital Boston, combining patient data with observations in a mouse model, now show why.

Monkeys 'Move and Feel' Virtual Objects Using Only Their Brains PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 10 October 2011 04:28

20111010rfns02In a first ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.

In The Brain, Winning Is Everywhere PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:44

20111007rfns03Winning may not be the only thing, but the human brain devotes a lot of resources to the outcome of games, a new study by Yale researchers suggest.

New Findings Concerning Function Of The Hippocampus PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 07 October 2011 00:35
20111007rfns01A research team from Berlin, Munich and Haifa has presented new findings concerning the function of the hippocampus, a region of the brain that is important for memory formation.
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