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Brains work in sync during music therapy -- study
For the first time researchers have been able to demonstrate that the brains of a patient and therapist become synchronised during a music therapy session, a breakthrough that could improve future interactions between patients and therapists. (2019-07-25)
Clinical trial identifies new breast cancer drug as a potential therapy for glioblastoma
Ivy Brain Tumor Center at the Barrow Neurological Institute, has released the results of its recent Phase 0 clinical trial of the breast cancer drug ribociclib (Kisqali®) for the treatment of recurrent glioblastoma. (2019-07-25)
Genes underscore five psychiatric disorders
A group of international doctors has uncovered the genes that contribute to the development of ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, bipolar disorder, major depression and schizophrenia. (2019-07-24)
To understand a childhood brain tumor, researchers turn to single-cell analysis
Investigators at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital, alongside others, have revealed the cells of origin for specific subtypes of medulloblastoma, the most common malignant pediatric brain tumor. (2019-07-24)
Unlocking therapies for hard-to-treat lung cancers
Around 85 percent of lung cancers are classified as non-small-cell lung cancers, or NSCLCs. (2019-07-24)
Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later
Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-07-24)
Study shows extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later
Having a bigger waistline and a high body mass index (BMI) in your 60s may be linked with greater signs of brain aging years later, according to a study published by a leading University of Miami neurologist researcher in the July 24, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2019-07-24)
Immune therapy takes a 'BiTE' out of brain cancer
Massachusetts General Hospital investigators have created a new method that could make immune therapy more effective again brain tumors and expand its use against other types of solid tumors. (2019-07-24)
Brain imaging findings of US government personnel in Cuba
Imaging shows differences in the brains of US government personnel who were potentially exposed to unusual audible and sensory phenomena (sound, pressure or vibration) while serving in Cuba when compared with brain images from a group of healthy individuals without such exposure, although the clinical importance of these brain differences is uncertain. (2019-07-23)
Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging
Researchers describe a new class of biocompatible probes, laser particles that can be inserted inside living cells. (2019-07-23)
UTSA reduces seizures by removing newborn neurons
Epileptic seizures happen in one of every 10 people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI). (2019-07-22)
Big data clarifies emotional circuit development
Several brain circuits that identify emotions are solidified early in development and include diverse regions beyond the amygdala, according to new research in children, adolescents, and young adults published in JNeurosci. (2019-07-22)
'Trojan horse' anticancer drug disguises itself as fat
A stealthy new drug-delivery system disguises chemotherapeutics as fat in order to outsmart, penetrate and destroy tumors. (2019-07-18)
Deciphering brain somatic mutations associated with Alzheimer's disease
KAIST researchers have identified somatic mutations in the brain that could contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease (AD). (2019-07-18)
Biomaterial-delivered chemotherapy leads to long-term survival in brain cancer
A combination of chemotherapy drugs during brain cancer surgery using a biodegradable paste, leads to long-term survival, researchers at the University of Nottingham have discovered. (2019-07-18)
CCNY physicists use mathematics to trace neuro transitions
Unique in its application of a mathematical model to understand how the brain transitions from consciousness to unconscious behavior, a study at The City College of New York's Benjamin Levich Institute for Physico-Chemical Hydrodynamics may have just advanced neuroscience appreciably. (2019-07-18)
Study pinpoints cell types affected in brains of multiple sclerosis patients
Scientists have discovered that a specific brain cell known as a 'projection neuron' has a central role to play in the brain changes seen in multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-07-17)
Scientists identified the metabolic features specific to the autistic brain
Skoltech scientists looked into the differences in the concentrations of multiple metabolites in healthy humans and individuals suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), gaining a deeper insight into the molecular processes that take place in the brain of autistic individuals. (2019-07-16)
Risk and progression of Alzheimer's disease differ by sex
The abnormal accumulation of proteins in the brain is a biological marker for Alzheimer's disease, but the ways in which these proteins spread may help explain why the prevalence of Alzheimer's is higher in women than in men. (2019-07-16)
Tightening the tumor-targeting abilities of checkpoint blockade immunotherapy
Seeking to improve upon existing checkpoint inhibitor therapies, scientists have developed a common checkpoint inhibitor (anti-PD-L1) in a nanoparticle formulation, which were activated specifically at tumor sites in mouse models of cancer. (2019-07-12)
Enzyme responsible for dangerous properties of brain tumor stem cells
The relapse of brain tumors after therapy is driven by cancer stem cells that were not affected by the treatment. (2019-07-11)
REM sleep silences the siren of the brain
Something frightening or unpleasant does not go unnoticed. In our brain, the so-called limbic circuit of cells and connections immediately becomes active. (2019-07-11)
UC San Diego cancer scientists identify new drug target for multiple tumor types
A dysfunctional enzyme involved in building cancer cell membranes helps fuel tumor growth; when it's disabled or depleted in mouse models, tumors shrank significantly. (2019-07-11)
New vaccine strategy boosts T-cell therapy
Super-charging a treatment for leukemia also makes it effective on solid tumors. (2019-07-11)
Elicio Therapeutics' Darrell Irvine co-authors research published in Science
Elicio Therapeutics, a next generation immuno-oncology company, today announced that studies of its Amphiphile platform in combination with CAR-T therapy (AMP-CAR-T) have shown that activation of CAR-T cells in the lymphatic system gives massive CAR-T cell expansion, and significant functional improvements including enhanced CAR-T cell infiltration of solid tumors, increased anti-tumor cytolytic potential, and improved cytokine response. (2019-07-11)
Area of brain linked to spatial awareness and planning also plays role in decision making
New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows that the posterior parietal cortex (PPC), an area of the brain often associated with planning movements and spatial awareness, also plays a crucial role in making decisions about images in the field of view. (2019-07-11)
New alternate cell growth pathway could lead to better treatments for metastatic cancers
A UCLA Dentistry led research study has found that the gene, mEAK-7, which they discovered last year, may play a key role in cancer metastasis. (2019-07-11)
Insulin nasal spray may boost cognitive function in obese adolescents by improving connectivity
Researchers at the Modern Diet and Physiology Research Center and Department of Pediatrics at Yale School of Medicine are investigating whether insulin delivered directly to the brain by nasal inhalation can enhance communication between brain regions and improve cognition in adolescents with obesity and prediabetes. (2019-07-09)
Exercise improves brain function in overweight and obese individuals
New findings out of the University of Tübingen show that, on top of its benefits for metabolism, mood, and general health, exercise also improves brain function. (2019-07-09)
How the brain remembers where you're heading to
The brain appears to implement a GPS system for spatial navigation; however, it is not yet fully understood how it works. (2019-07-08)
Cancer genes and the tumor milieu
In a recent study published in Cancer Research, researchers demonstrate the role of an oncogene in altering the immediate environment of tumors. (2019-07-08)
Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells
When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. (2019-07-08)
Structure of brain networks is not fixed, study finds
The shape and connectivity of brain networks -- discrete areas of the brain that work together to perform complex cognitive tasks -- can change in fundamental and recurring ways over time, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2019-07-08)
Does marital status affect prognosis after breast cancer diagnosis?
In a Cancer Medicine study of 298,434 patients diagnosed with breast cancer between 2004 and 2012, married patients had a better prognosis than patients who were single, who in turn had a better prognosis than those who were divorced, separated, or widowed. (2019-07-03)
Bacteria engineered as Trojan horse for cancer immunotherapy
Researchers at Columbia Engineering and Columbia University Irving Medical Center announced today that they have engineered a strain of non-pathogenic bacteria that can colonize solid tumors in mice and safely deliver potent immunotherapies, acting as a Trojan Horse that treats tumors from within. (2019-07-03)
Immune-boosting compound makes immunotherapy effective against pancreatic cancer
Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Rush University in Chicago have found a compound that promotes a vigorous immune assault on pancreatic cancer. (2019-07-03)
Reprogramming pancreatic cancer
A type of white blood cell that has been especially susceptible to being deceived by pancreatic cancer cells into not attacking them can be 're-programmed' via a specially designed molecule that activates a protein found on their surfaces. (2019-07-03)
Discovery of pancreatic neuroendocrine subtypes could help predict likelihood of recurrence
Researchers have discovered two distinct subtypes of pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors - known as pNETs - that have dramatically different risks of recurrence following surgical treatment [or surgery]. (2019-07-03)
NETRF-funded research may help predict pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) recurrence
NETRF-funded researchers identified a cancer cell type that is associated with non-functional pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor (pNET) recurrence. (2019-07-01)
CCNY experts in lateralization of speech publish discovery
City College of New York-led researchers have published a breakthrough in understanding previously unknown inner workings related to the lateralization of speech processing in the brain. (2019-07-01)
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