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House cleaning on the nanoscale
A team of scientists at Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed a novel mechanical cleaning method for surfaces on the nanoscale. (2020-04-08)
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA): Newborn screening promises a benefit
The earliest possible diagnosis and treatment of infantile SMA through newborn screening leads to better motor development and less need for permanent ventilation as well as fewer deaths. (2020-04-06)
Patients with Parkinson's disease face unique 'hidden sorrows' related to the COVID-19
While much attention has focused on the potential for severe respiratory complications and unfavorable outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic among patients with Parkinson's disease (PD), the impact extends beyond these threats. (2020-04-03)
Gut communicates with the entire brain through cross-talking neurons
You know that feeling in your gut? We think of it as an innate intuition that sparks deep in the belly and helps guide our actions, if we let it. (2020-04-02)
How dopamine drives brain activity
Using a specialized magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that can track dopamine levels, MIT neuroscientists have discovered how dopamine released deep within the brain influences distant brain regions. (2020-04-01)
Cellular train track deformities shed light on neurological disease
A new technique allows researchers to test how the deformation of tiny train track-like cell proteins affects their function. (2020-03-27)
Scientists identify gene that first slows, then accelerates, progression of ALS in mice
Columbia scientists have provided new insights into how mutations in a gene called TBK1 cause amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive neurodegenerative disease that robs patients of movement, speech and ultimately, their lives. (2020-03-27)
Brain mapping study suggests motor regions for the hand also connect to the entire body
In a paper publishing March 26 in the journal Cell, investigators report that they have used microelectrode arrays implanted in human brains to map out motor functions down to the level of the single nerve cell. (2020-03-26)
Stanford engineers find ankle exoskeleton aids running
Researchers find that a motorized device that attaches around the ankle and foot can drastically reduce the energy cost of running. (2020-03-25)
Parents' physical activity helps kids with developmental disabilities improve motor skills
Kids with developmental disabilities face challenges in building motor skills, which makes them less able to participate in routine physical activity, which gives them less opportunity to practice those same motor skills. (2020-03-25)
New brain reading technology could help the development of brainwave-controlled devices
A new method to accurately record brain activity at scale has been developed by researchers at the Crick, Stanford University and UCL. (2020-03-20)
The right thumb becomes the left arm
Researchers from Toyohashi University of Technology, University of Tokyo and Keio University have revealed that a re-association of the right thumb with the virtual left arm could be induced by visuo-motor synchronization. (2020-03-19)
Synergy emergence in deep reinforcement motor learning
Human motor control has always been efficient at executing complex movements naturally, efficiently, and without much thought involved. (2020-03-19)
Scorpion venom shows promise for treating fetal alcohol spectrum disorder
A research team led by Children's National Hospital faculty was able to 'rescue' a pre-clinical model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) in juvenile models, reversing motor skill deficits with the help of a novel drug derived from scorpion venom. (2020-03-18)
Sobering new data on drinking and driving: 15% of US alcohol-related motor vehicle fatalities involve alcohol under the legal limit
A new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine, published by Elsevier, found that motor vehicle crashes involving drivers with blood alcohol concentrations (BACs) below the legal limit of 0.08 percent accounted for 15% of alcohol-involved crash deaths in the United States. (2020-03-16)
Parkinson's disease linked to gene targeted by blue-green algae toxin
Scientists have discovered a possible link between Parkinson's disease and a gene impacted by a neurotoxin found in blue-green algae. (2020-03-15)
The need for speed
Scientists at the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS), Bangalore show that parallel neural pathways that bypass the brain's tight frequency control enable animals to move faster. (2020-03-12)
More than a nice coating
Researchers at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) have shown that specialized aggregates of molecules enwrapping nerve cells in the brain, the perineuronal nets, are crucial for regulating the connections between nerve cells that control motor memories. (2020-03-10)
Crosstalk captured between muscles, neural networks in biohybrid machines
A platform designed for coculturing a neurosphere and muscle cells allows scientists to capture the growth of neurons toward muscles to form neuromuscular junctions. (2020-03-10)
Experts discover toolkit to repair DNA breaks linked to aging, cancer and MND
A new 'toolkit' to repair damaged DNA that can lead to aging, cancer and motor neurone disease (MND) has been discovered by scientists at the universities of Sheffield and Oxford. (2020-03-09)
How waves of 'clutches' in the motor cortex help our brains initiate movement
University of Chicago scientists have discovered that signals in the motor cortex act like a series of clutches when it comes to moving, and that these signals can be disrupted to slow the brain's initiation of movement. (2020-03-06)
Mapping movement
Our day-to-day lives can be seen as a series of complex motor sequences: morning routines, work or school tasks, actions we take around mealtimes, the rituals and habits woven through our evenings and weekends. (2020-03-05)
Car congestion outweighs scooter scourge on city streets
'Scooter clutter' has been a concern amplified by media reports in urban areas where micromobility has entered the landscape, with large numbers of dockless scooters and shared e-bikes on city streets and sidewalks. (2020-03-04)
New DNA origami motor breaks speed record for nano machines
Through a technique known as DNA origami, scientists have created the fastest, most persistent DNA nano motor yet. (2020-03-03)
IU scientists study link between energy levels, spinal cord injury
A team of researchers from Indiana University School of Medicine, in collaboration with the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, have investigated how boosting energy levels within damaged nerve fibers or axons may represent a novel therapeutic direction for axonal regeneration and functional recovery. (2020-03-03)
APS tip sheet: Using bird song to determine bird size
An analysis of a bird species' unique rasps shows how sound fluctuations in birds' songs might reveal details about birds' body sizes. (2020-03-02)
ALS mystery illuminated by blue light
The first optogenetic ALS animal model is developed using zebrafish, in which the key symptoms of ALS, including TDP-43 aggregation, are reproducible in the intact neuromuscular system by external light illumination. (2020-02-26)
Language disorders as indicators of the diagnosis and progression of Huntington's disease
A study led by Wolfram Hinzen, ICREA research professor with the Department of Translation and Language Sciences, published in Journal of Communication Disorders, shows that the first symptoms of the disease are revealed through linguistic changes in spontaneous speech. (2020-02-20)
Wearable brain stimulation could safely improve motor function after stroke
A new, non-invasive wearable magnetic device that stimulates the brain to rewire itself is safe and could improve recovery for stroke survivors. (2020-02-20)
Study suggests later school start times reduce car crashes, improve teen safety
A study published online as an accepted paper in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine found that later school start times were associated with a significant drop in vehicle accidents involving teen drivers. (2020-02-18)
Gene therapy can protect against ALS and SMA-related cell death
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Milan in Italy have identified a gene in human neurons that protects against the degeneration of motor neurons in the deadly diseases ALS and SMA. (2020-02-17)
B cells may travel to remote areas of the brain to improve stroke recovery
New University of Kentucky research shows that the immune system may target other remote areas of the brain to improve recovery after a stroke. (2020-02-17)
Tiny, erratic protein motor movements revealed
The smallest proteins travel in our cells, completing deeply important tasks to keep our molecular mechanisms moving. (2020-02-14)
Brief bursts, big insights
Researchers at the University of Freiburg use new method to investigate neural oscillations. (2020-02-14)
How early life trauma can contribute to functional neurological disorder
Findings may provide a better understanding of what happens in the brains of some patients with FND, as well as those with various other trauma-related brain disorders. (2020-02-13)
Physics of Life -- Lane change in the cytoskeleton
Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. (2020-02-12)
Lane change in the cytoskeleton
Many amphibians and fish are able to change their color in order to better adapt to their environment. (2020-02-12)
Long-distance skiers may have 'motor reserve' that can delay onset of Parkinson's disease
To better understand the relationship between physical activity and Parkinson's Disease (PD) investigators in Sweden analyzed medical records of nearly 200,000 long-distance skiers who took part in the Vasaloppet cross-country ski race. (2020-02-11)
Simple blood test could help predict progression of Parkinson's disease
In order to provide the best medical care for newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease (PD) patients, a method of predicting their cognitive and motor progression, beyond using purely clinical parameters, would have major implications for their management. (2020-02-11)
Pedal to the metal: Speeding up treatments for ALS
Disease-prompting bundles of proteins found within cells are cleared by unexpected processes. (2020-02-11)
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