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Cascade exacerbates storage diseases
In rare, hereditary storage diseases such as Sandhoff's disease or Tay-Sachs syndrome, the metabolic waste from accumulating gangliosides cannot be properly disposed of in the nerve cells because important enzymes are missing. (2019-06-26)
New research shows Parkinson's disease origins in the gut
In experiments in mice, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers say they have found additional evidence that Parkinson's disease originates among cells in the gut and travels up the body's neurons to the brain. (2019-06-26)
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)
Long-term statin use associated with lower glaucoma risk
A new study brings the connection between statin use and risk of glaucoma into sharper focus. (2019-06-26)
Reversing t cells' misunderstood rep in responding to a pediatric leukemia
A study of pediatric patients with leukemia demonstrates that they were able to generate T cells against tumor-associated mutations, contradicting previous assumptions that T cells cannot be effectively unleashed on pediatric tumors. (2019-06-26)
Blood supply therapy bid boosted by fresh insights into key cells
Therapies to improve recovery after a heart attack could be developed following fresh insights into how key cells are formed. (2019-06-26)
HKBU discovers mechanisms underlying early life stress and irritable bowel syndrome
Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University have found that the abnormal rise of a soluble protein called Nerve Growth Factor is a key factor linking early life stress to the development of irritable bowel syndrome. (2019-06-25)
One step closer to chronic pain relief
While effective drugs against chronic pain are not just around the corner, researchers from Aarhus University, Denmark, have succeeded in identifying a protein as a future potential target for medicinal drugs. (2019-06-20)
Yale-led study reveals biology of leptin, the hunger hormone
In a new study, Yale researchers offer insight into leptin, a hormone that plays a key role in appetite, overeating, and obesity. (2019-06-18)
Vagus nerve stimulation study shows significant reduction in rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
The results of a pilot study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR 2019) suggest that electro stimulation of one of the nerves connecting the brain to the body (the vagus nerve), could provide a novel treatment approach for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. (2019-06-14)
Opioid alternative? Taming tetrodotoxin for precise painkilling
Alternatives to opioids for treating pain are sorely needed. A study in rats suggests that tetrodotoxin, properly packaged, offers a safe pain block. (2019-06-12)
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 sheds new light on how brain stem cells are activated
This is a peer-reviewed observational study conducted in fruit flies. (2019-06-06)
Breaking down pathological protein aggregates
ETH researchers have discovered a new mechanism that brain cells use to protect themselves from protein aggregates. (2019-06-06)
Heart rate variation due to stress affects auditory attention
Study shows that brain activity related to auditory perception parallels heart rate, offering new perspectives for the treatment of attention and communication disorders. (2019-06-06)
Neurons that fire alike are connected in the olfactory map
Filling a notable gap in scientists' understanding of how cells respond to 'smells' and signal to underlying neurons, researchers report that the activated cell receptors cause their cells not simply to fire, but to fire in specific patterns. (2019-06-06)
Ultimate destiny
Study using mouse neural crest tissue reveals how primitive, undifferentiated cells choose their adult fate Analysis reveals roadmap of cellular decision making marked by multiple decision forks along the way Findings help explain how some neural crest cells become craniofacial cells, while others end up as nervous system cells. (2019-06-06)
Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS). (2019-06-06)
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)
Zebrafish capture a 'window' on the cancer process
Cancer-related inflammation impacts significantly on cancer development and progression. New research has observed in zebrafish, for the first time, that inflammatory cells use weak spots or micro-perforations in the extracellular matrix barrier layer to access skin cancer cells. (2019-06-04)
Brush your teeth -- postpone Alzheimer's
Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway have discovered a clear connection between oral health and Alzheimer´s disease. (2019-06-03)
Immune cells determine how fast certain tumors grow
By examining brain tumors in mice, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. (2019-06-03)
Wrong side surgical errors substantially underreported and totally preventable
Performing a procedure on the wrong side of a patient's body, although rare, may be more common than generally thought. (2019-05-31)
Bacteria's protein quality control agent offers insight into origins of life
The discoveries not only offer new directions for fighting the virulence of some of humanity's most dangerous pathogens, they have implications for our understanding of how life itself evolved. (2019-05-30)
Newly discovered mechanism reveals how Parkinson's disease can spread between brain cells
Tiny channels between nerve cells are involved in a newly discovered mechanism of how Parkinson's disease can spread throughout the brain, according to new research from Linköping University, Sweden. (2019-05-28)
All ears: Genetic bases of mammalian inner ear evolution
Mammals have also a remarkable capacity in their sense of hearing, from the high-frequency echolocation calls of bats to low frequency whale songs. (2019-05-28)
How single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation
Research groups worldwide have studied the neuronal basis of spatial navigation, and the activity of both individual nerve cells and large cell assemblies in the brain appear to play a crucial role in the process. (2019-05-24)
How does the nervous system create behavior? Muscle activity map in Hydra gives insight
Accomplishing perhaps a world first, researchers at Columbia University and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have mapped the full-body muscular activity of an animal while it was moving and behaving. (2019-05-23)
Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset. (2019-05-23)
Inhibition of protein phosphorylation promotes optic nerve regeneration after injury
Research results from a recent study led by a Waseda University-led team suggest that the inhibition of phosphorylation of microtubule-binding protein CRMP2 could be a novel approach to the development of treatments for optic neuropathies, such as glaucoma and traumatic injury. (2019-05-21)
Nerve fibers in skin involved in initiating neurofibromas in patients with disfiguring NF1
A study published today in PLOS ONE discovered the origin of severely disfiguring masses of cells, called neurofibromas, that gradually develop throughout the skin of patients afflicted with Neurofibromatosis 1 (NF1). (2019-05-21)
Neurobiology: Doubly secured
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have used CRISPR technology to probe the mechanisms that guide the developmental trajectories of stem cells in the brain. (2019-05-20)
Metals influence C-peptide hormone related to insulin
Metals such as zinc, copper and chromium bind to and influence a peptide involved in insulin production, according to new work from chemists at UC Davis. (2019-05-17)
Researchers block protein that plays a key role in Alzheimer's disease
In recent years, it has become increasingly clear to researchers that the protein galectin-3 is involved in inflammatory diseases in the brain. (2019-05-15)
Ragweed compounds could protect nerve cells from Alzheimer's
As spring arrives in the northern hemisphere, many people are cursing ragweed, a primary culprit in seasonal allergies. (2019-05-15)
A nerve cell serves as a 'single' for studies
Nerve cells derived from human stem cells often serve as the basis for research into brain diseases. (2019-05-14)
Relay station in the brain controls our movements
The relay station of the brain, the substantia nigra consists of different types of nerve cells and is responsible for controlling the execution of diverse movements. (2019-05-14)
Immune system discovery could aid quest for stem cell therapies
Scientists have discovered how stem cells can develop resistance against viruses, a finding that could aid the development of stem cell therapies. (2019-05-14)
Autophagy in dendritic cells helps anticancer activity
Autophagy contributes to the homeostasis of a cell and recently another function of autophagy has been reported. (2019-05-12)
Neurodevelopmental disorders may be rooted in genetics and mitochondrial deficits
A new study published in Neuron provides the first evidence showing that individual nerve cells fail to make the right number of connections. (2019-05-09)
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