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Memory and Alzheimer's: Towards a better comprehension of the dynamic mechanisms
A study just published in the prestigious Nature Neuroscience journal by, Sylvain Williams, PhD, and his team, of the Research Centre of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University, opens the door towards better understanding of the neural circuitry and dynamic mechanisms controlling memory as well of the role of an essential element of the hippocampus - a sub-region... View News Article (2014-09-02)

Study Identifies Protein to Repair Damaged Brain Tissue in MS
Vittorio Gallo, PhD, Director of the Center for Neuroscience Research at Children's National Health System, and other researchers have found a "potentially novel therapeutic target" to reduce the rate of deterioration and to promote growth of brain cells damaged by multiple sclerosis (MS). View News Article (2014-02-10)

Natural Compound Mitigates Effects of Methamphetamine Abuse, University of Missouri Researchers Find
Studies have shown that resveratrol, a natural compound found in colored vegetables, fruits and especially grapes, may minimize the impact of Parkinson's disease, stroke and Alzheimer's disease in those who maintain healthy diets or who regularly take resveratrol supplements.  View News Article (2013-11-20)

Shedding light on early Parkinson's disease pathology
In a mouse model of early Parkinson's disease (PD), animals displayed movement deficits, loss of tyrosine-hydroxylase (TH)-positive fibers in the striatum, and astro-gliosis and micro-gliosis in the substantia nigra (SN), without the loss of nigral dopaminergic neurons.  View News Article (2013-04-01)

From brains to behavior: Cold Spring Harbor Protocols features methods for neuroscience research
Research in the field of neuroscience is constantly expanding to provide knowledge about biological mechanisms that underlie our ability to experience and interact with the world around us. View News Article (2007-10-02)

Visual Learners Convert Words to Pictures in the Brain And Vice Versa, Says Penn Psychology Study
A University of Pennsylvania psychology study, using functional magnetic resonance imaging technology to scan the brain, reveals that people who consider themselves visual learners, as opposed to verbal learners, have a tendency to convert linguistically presented information into a visual mental representation. View News Article (2009-03-25)

Scientists zero in on memory-related proteins at the core of Alzheimer's disease
New research sheds light on how the formation of long-term memories may be blocked in Alzheimer's disease. View News Article (2005-10-19)

Researchers increase understanding of gene's potentially protective role in Parkinson's
Treatments for Parkinson's disease, estimated to affect 1 million Americans, have yet to prove effective in slowing the progression of the debilitating disease. View News Article (2012-02-08)

Better understanding of mapmaking in the brain
"Grid cells," which help the brain map locations, have been found for the first time outside of the medial entorhinal cortex in the rat brain, according to new research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). View News Article (2010-08-10)

Addiction to unhealthy foods could help explain the global obesity epidemic
Research presented today shows that high-fructose corn syrup can cause behavioural reactions in rats similar to those produced by drugs of abuse such as cocaine.  View News Article (2013-05-22)

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