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Physics of life: Motor proteins and membrane dynamics
Motility is an essential property of many cell types, and is driven by molecular motors. (2019-07-25)
How neuromuscular connections are maintained after nerve lesions
After nerve injury, the protein complex mTORC1 takes over an important function in skeletal muscle to maintain the neuromuscular junction, the synapse between the nerve and muscle fiber. (2019-07-25)
One or the other: Why strength training might come at the expense of endurance muscles
The neurotransmitter brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) acts in the muscle, so that during strength training endurance muscle fiber number is decreased. (2019-07-25)
Study shows stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson's symptoms
This study shows stimulation of the ear can help manage Parkinson's symptoms. (2019-07-24)
Decoding the causes of motor neuron disease: A new study shows the impact of genetics
Researchers from Trinity College Dublin have conducted the largest ever study involving 1117 people diagnosed with motor neurone disease to address the question of ''nature versus nurture'' in the causes of MND. (2019-07-24)
Boosting the discovery of new drugs to treat spinal cord injuries using zebrafish
A research team led by Leonor Saúde, Principal Investigator at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, in partnership with the company Technophage, SA, has designed a simple and efficient platform that uses zebrafish to discover and identify new drugs to treat spinal cord lesions. (2019-07-19)
Can gut infection trigger Parkinson's disease?
Results suggest some forms of PD are an autoimmune disease triggered years before noticeable symptoms. (2019-07-17)
A new spin on DNA
For decades, researchers have chased ways to study biological machines. (2019-07-17)
Researchers describe new ALS biomarkers, potential new drug targets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have described unique populations of neurons and associated cells in the spinal cords of patients who died of ALS. (2019-07-15)
Marathon-running molecule could speed up the race for new neurological treatments
Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered a new process that sets the fastest molecular motor on its marathon-like runs through our neurons. (2019-07-12)
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)
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)
Active sexual life may benefit men with early Parkinson's disease
New research published in the European Journal of Neurology indicates that an active sexual life is linked with lower disability and better quality of life in men with early Parkinson's disease. (2019-07-03)
Researchers elucidate mechanism between exercise and improved motor learning
Researchers in Jinan University, China has identified a critical molecular pathway that underlies exercise-improved neural plasticity and cognitive functions. (2019-07-03)
Parasitology -- On filaments and fountains
Microbiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have shown that Toxoplasma gondii, the parasite that is responsible for toxoplasmosis, utilizes at least two modes of locomotion during its infection cycle. (2019-07-02)
Tiny motor can 'walk' to carry out tasks
MIT researchers have assembled microrobots from a small set of standardized components, as a step toward self-replicating systems. (2019-07-02)
Protein clumps in ALS neurons provide potential target for new therapies
UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers identified chemical compounds that prevent stress-induced clumping of TDP-43 protein in ALS motor neurons grown in the lab -- a starting point for new ALS therapeutics. (2019-07-01)
Copper compound shows further potential as therapy for slowing ALS
A compound with potential as a treatment for ALS has gained further promise in a new study that showed it improved the condition of mice whose motor neurons had been damaged by an environmental toxin known to cause features of ALS. (2019-07-01)
Children living in countryside outperform children living in metropolitan area in motor skills
Residential density is related to children's motor skills, engagement in outdoor play and organised sports. that Finnish children living in the countryside spent more time outdoors and had better motor skills than their age peers in the metropolitan area. (2019-06-27)
Protein offers protection against nerve degeneration in ALS model
Increasing the levels of the anti-aging protein hormone Klotho improves the neurological deficits and prolongs life span in an experimental model with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). (2019-06-27)
New mouse model of Parkinson's disease shows how it spreads from the gut
Parkinson's disease can begin in the gut and spread to the brain via the vagus nerve, researchers report June 26 in the journal Neuron. (2019-06-26)
ALS patients may benefit from more glucose
A new study led by scientists at the UA has uncovered a potential new way to treat patients with ALS, a debilitating neurodegenerative disease. (2019-06-26)
Review emphasizes the power of simple physical models for complex protein machines
The function of protein machines in biological cells is so complex that even supercomputers cannot predict their cycles at atomic detail. (2019-06-25)
Distinct clinical profiles of Huntington's disease can be associated with two specific neural signature
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain plasticity group of Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona (UBNeuro), with the collaboration of Radboud University in the Netherlands, have identified two specific patterns of cerebral disorders underlying two clinical profiles of Huntington's disease. (2019-06-25)
Researchers study healthy ALS neurons as way to understand resistance to the disease
Scientists have developed a stem-cell-based modeling system that identifies how some neurons are resistant to ALS -- a breakthrough that offers potential for battling neurodegeneration. (2019-06-25)
New therapy promotes vascular repair following stroke
Following a stroke, antibodies that inhibit the signaling molecule Nogo-A can help repair blood vessels in the affected brain regions. (2019-06-24)
Researchers identify potential modifier genes in patients with charcot-marie-tooth disease
Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease is the most common inherited neurological disorder affecting peripheral motor and/or sensory nerves in humans. (2019-06-18)
A dietary supplement improves skills of an atypical Rett syndrome patient
Administration of the amino acid L-serine, a dietary supplement, contributes to the improvement of the communicative and motor skills of a patient with a mutation that alters glutamate receptors. (2019-06-18)
Preventing drugs from being transported
A research team has investigated the transport mechanism of a bacterial membrane protein using an artificially produced antibody fragment. (2019-06-17)
Reaching and grasping -- Learning fine motor coordination changes the brain
When we train the reaching for and grasping of objects, we also train our brain. (2019-06-12)
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy
A University of Houston biomedical engineer reports in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons. (2019-06-11)
Pitt and CMU researchers discover how the brain changes when mastering a new skill
Researchers have discovered what happens in the brain as people learn how to perform tasks, which could lead to improved lives for people with brain injuries. (2019-06-10)
Manipulating electron spin using artificial molecular motors
Artificial molecular switches and machines have undergone rapid advances over the past several decades. (2019-06-07)
Scholars investigate how mirror activity works
A team of researchers from Germany and Russia, including Vadim Nikulin from the Higher School of Economics, have demonstrated that long contraction of muscles in one hand increases involuntary reaction of the other one. (2019-06-07)
Promising molecule targets protein to offer hope for people with Parkinson's
Results from a study published today looking at a molecule targeting clumps of alpha-synuclein, a key protein linked to Parkinson's, offers hope that it may be possible to slow down or prevent the progression of the condition in humans. (2019-06-05)
Six fingers per hand
A congenital additional finger brings motor advantages. (2019-06-03)
Wearable motion detectors identify subtle motor deficits in children
A wristwatch-like motion-tracking device can detect movement problems in children whose impairments may be overlooked by doctors and parents, according to a new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
DNA origami to scale-up molecular motors
Researchers have successfully used DNA origami to make smooth-muscle-like contractions in large networks of molecular motor systems, a discovery which could be applied in molecular robotics. (2019-05-31)
Searching for the origins of the depressive symptoms in Huntington's disease
About 40% of the affected patients with Huntington's disease -- a neurodegenerative pathology -- show depression symptoms, even in early stages before the apparition of the typical motor symptoms of the disease. (2019-05-31)
Concussion symptoms reversed by magnetic therapy
Concussion symptoms -- such as loss of balance and ability to walk straight -- can be reversed by a new type of magnetic stimulation (2019-05-30)
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