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Neurological signals from the spinal cord surprise scientists
With a study of the network between nerve and muscle cells in turtles, researchers from the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into the way in which movements are generated and maintained. (2019-09-19)
Biological mechanism explained: How lymphoma cells metastasize to the brain
Scientists at the German Cancer Research Center have now discovered which molecular mechanism leads to lymphomas forming metastases in the central nervous system. (2019-09-16)
Children of refugees with PTSD are at higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have studied what it means for children to have parents who are refugees and have PTSD. (2019-09-13)
Discovery concerning the nervous system overturns a previous theory
It appears that when our nervous system is developing, only the most viable neurons survive, while immature neurons are weeded out and die. (2019-09-12)
'Clamp' regulates message transfer between mammal neurons
Today, in the journal Nature Communications, Edwin Chapman, a professor of neuroscience at University of Wisconsin-Madison, has described a key component of the nerve biology system -- the brake, or 'clamp,' that prevents the fusion pore from completing its formation and opening. (2019-09-09)
Feeling legs again improves ampu-tees' health
Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. (2019-09-09)
Researchers find regulator of first responder cells to brain injury
Researchers identified nuclear factor I-A (NFIA) as a central regulator of both the generation and activity of reactive astrocytes. (2019-09-09)
How do we get so many different types of neurons in our brain?
SMU (Southern Methodist University) researchers have discovered another layer of complexity in gene expression, which could help explain how we're able to have so many billions of neurons in our brain. (2019-09-06)
New insight into motor neuron death mechanisms could be a step toward ALS treatment
Researchers have made an important advance toward understanding why certain cells in the nervous system are prone to breaking down and dying, which is what happens in patients with ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders. (2019-09-04)
Parkinson's disease may originate in the intestines
A theory that Parkinson's disease can arise in the intestinal system and from there migrate to the brain has now gained support from research conducted at Aarhus University and Aarhus University Hospital. (2019-09-02)
Evolution designed by parasites
In 'Invisible Designers: Brain Evolution Through the Lens of Parasite Manipulation,' published in the September 2019 issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology, Marco Del Giudice explores an overlooked aspect of the relationship between parasites and their hosts by systematically discussing the ways in which parasitic behavior manipulation may encourage the evolution of mechanisms in the host's nervous and endocrine systems. (2019-08-23)
New approaches to heal injured nerves
Injuries to nerve fibers in the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves usually result in functional losses as the nerve fibers are unable to regenerate. (2019-08-23)
Single protein plays important dual transport roles in the brain
Edwin Chapman of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and the University of Wisconsin-Madison reports that halting production of synaptotagmin 17 (syt-17) blocks growth of axons. (2019-08-19)
Nanocapsule reaches cancer that has spread to central nervous system in mice
Researchers developed a drug delivery system that can break through the blood-brain barrier in mice. (2019-08-14)
New technology could aid stem cell transplantation research
Nanotechnology developed at Rutgers University-New Brunswick could boost research on stem cell transplantation, which may help people with Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, other neurodegenerative diseases and central nervous system injuries. (2019-08-14)
Enterovirus antibodies detected in acute flaccid myelitis patients
A new study analyzing samples from patients with and without acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) provides additional evidence for an association between the rare but often serious condition that causes muscle weakness and paralysis, and infection with non-polio enteroviruses. (2019-08-13)
Gene protective against fruit fly heat-induced seizures may explain some human seizures
Researchers identified a gene in fruit flies that helps prevent the hyperexcitability of specific neurons that trigger seizures. (2019-08-08)
Rethinking seizures associated with cardiac disease
Research from Washington University in St. Louis finds that mutations of a gene implicated in long QT syndrome in humans may trigger seizures because of their direct effects on certain classes of neurons in the brain -- independent from what the genetic mutations do to heart function. (2019-08-08)
These sharks use unique molecules to glow green
In the depths of the sea, certain shark species transform the ocean's blue light into a bright green color that only other sharks can see -- but how they biofluoresce has previously been unclear. (2019-08-08)
Researchers identify key proteins for the repair of nerve fibers
Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) have identified a group of proteins that help to regenerate damaged nerve cells. (2019-08-07)
Researchers take key step toward cancer treatments that leave healthy cells unharmed
Researchers have opened up a possible avenue for new cancer therapies that don't have the side effects that oftentimes accompany many current cancer treatments by identifying a protein modification that specifically supports survival of tumor cells. (2019-08-05)
How deep space travel could affect the brain
Exposure to chronic, low dose radiation -- the conditions present in deep space -- causes neural and behavioral impairments in mice, researchers report in eNeuro. (2019-08-05)
Expectant mothers can mitigate the impact of marijuana on baby's brain development
A team of researchers led by members of the University of Colorado School of Medicine at the Anschutz Medical Campus found that choline, an essential micronutrient, can prevent fetal brain developmental problems that can occur when mothers use marijuana while pregnant. (2019-07-31)
Autonomic nervous system appears to function well regardless of mode of childbirth
'In a low-risk group of babies born full-term, the autonomic nervous system and cortical systems appear to function well regardless of whether infants were exposed to labor prior to birth,' says Sarah B. (2019-07-30)
'Tickle' therapy could help slow aging
'Tickling' the ear with a small electrical current appears to rebalance the autonomic nervous system for over-55s, potentially slowing down one of the effects of aging, according to new research. (2019-07-30)
Mapping cells in the 'immortal' regenerating hydra
The tiny hydra, a freshwater invertebrate related to jellyfish and corals, has an amazing ability to renew its cells and regenerate damaged tissue. (2019-07-25)
Researchers get a handle on how to control blood sugar after stroke
Hyperglycemia, or high levels of glucose, is common in patients with acute ischemic stroke and is associated with worse outcomes compared to normal blood sugar levels. (2019-07-23)
New e-skin innovation by NUS researchers gives robots and prosthetics an exceptional sense of touch
NUS researchers have developed an ultra responsive and robust artificial nervous system for e-skins. (2019-07-18)
Gut microbes protect against neurologic damage from viral infections
Gut microbes produce compounds that prime immune cells to destroy harmful viruses in the brain and nervous system, according to a mouse study published today in eLife. (2019-07-16)
Persistent HIV in central nervous system linked to cognitive impairment
Many people with HIV on antiretroviral therapy (ART) have viral genetic material in the cells of their cerebrospinal fluid, and these individuals are more likely to experience memory and concentration problems, according to a NIAID-funded study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation. (2019-07-15)
Thwack! Insects feel chronic pain after injury
Scientists have known insects experience something like pain since 2003, but new research published today from Associate Professor Greg Neely and colleagues at the University of Sydney proves for the first time that insects also experience chronic pain that lasts long after an initial injury has healed. (2019-07-12)
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)
First step to induce self-repair in the central nervous system
Injured axons instruct Schwann cells to build specialized actin spheres to break down and remove axon fragments, thereby starting the regeneration process. (2019-07-11)
An 'EpiPen' for spinal cord injuries
An injection of nanoparticles can prevent the body's immune system from overreacting to trauma, potentially preventing some spinal cord injuries from resulting in paralysis. (2019-07-11)
Raising eyebrows on neuroinflammation: Study finds novel role for 'skin plumping' molecule
Scientists have discovered a novel mechanism and role in the brain for hyaluronic acid -- a clear, gooey substance popularized by cosmetic and skin care products. (2019-07-11)
Feinstein Institutes discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy
Feinstein Institutes discovery may have implications for diabetes management and therapy. (2019-07-10)
Discovery reveals prolific ability of Schwann cells to generate myelin
Scientists have discovered that a special type of cell is much more prolific in generating a protective sheath covering nerve fibers than previously believed. (2019-07-05)
Perfect timing: Making the 'switch' from juvenile to adult
Very little is known about how the onset of puberty is controlled in humans, but the discovery of a new gene in the roundworm C. elegans could be the 'missing link' that determines when it's time to make this juvenile-to-adult transition. (2019-07-03)
First complete wiring diagram of an animal's nervous system
In a study published online today in Nature, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine describe the first complete wiring diagram of the nervous system of an animal, the roundworm Caenorhabditis elegans, used by scientists worldwide as a model organism. (2019-07-03)
Pesticide exposure linked to teen depression in agricultural communities
Adolescent depression increases with exposure to pesticides, a study in the Ecuadorian Andes shows. (2019-07-02)
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