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Autoantibodies in pregnancy: A cause of behavioral disorders in the child?
Dysfunctions in the maternal immune system that occur during pregnancy could possibly lead to impaired brain development in the unborn child. (2019-09-18)
Research suggests how environmental toxin produced by algae may lead to ALS
A computer generated-simulation allowed researchers to see how a toxin produced by algal blooms in saltwater might cause Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). (2019-09-17)
Scientists listed ways of applying genetic engineering to treat Parkinson's disease
Researchers of Sechenov University and University of Pittsburgh described the most promising strategies in applying genetic engineering for studying and treating Parkinson's disease. (2019-09-10)
Allergic diseases increase the risk of adult-onset asthma
A Finnish study found that the more allergic diseases an individual has, the higher the asthma risk. (2019-09-06)
Not just images
Hebrew University scientists have successfully transformed an MRI from a diagnostic camera into a device that can record changes in the biological makeup of brain tissue. (2019-09-05)
Research into Parkinson's disease: Binding-protein prevents fibril proliferation
Several neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's are closely linked to the aggregation of a specific protein, α-synuclein. (2019-09-03)
Signal blocks stem cell division in the geriatric brain
Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation. (2019-08-28)
Breaching the brain's defense causes epilepsy
Epileptic seizures can happen to anyone. But how do they occur and what initiates such a rapid response? (2019-08-26)
Novel method identifies the right individual exosomes
There is a growing demand for diagnostic markers for early disease detection and prognosis. (2019-08-26)
Biophysicists discovered how 'Australian' mutation leads to Alzheimer's disease
A team of scientists from MIPT and IBCh RAS studied one hereditary genetic mutation to discover general molecular mechanisms that may lead both to early onset of Alzheimer's disease and to the form of the disease caused by age-related changes in human body. (2019-08-23)
Cell suicide could hold key for brain health and food security
Research into the self-destruction of cells in humans and plants could lead to treatments for neurodegenerative brain diseases and the development of disease-resistant plants. (2019-08-22)
Protein aggregation: Protein assemblies relevant not only for neurodegenerative disease
Amyloid fibrils play a crucial role in neurodegenerative illnesses. Scientists from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf (HHU) and Forschungszentrum Jülich have now been able to use cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to decode the spatial structure of the fibrils that are formed from PI3K SH3 domains - an important model system for research. (2019-08-21)
Insight into cells' 'self-eating' process could pave the way for new dementia treatments
Cells regularly go through a process called autophagy -- literally translated as 'self-eating' -- which helps to destroy bacteria and viruses after infection. (2019-08-21)
Vehicle exhaust pollutants linked to near doubling in risk of common eye condition
Long term exposure to pollutants from vehicle exhaust is linked to a heightened risk of the common eye condition age-related macular degeneration, or AMD for short, suggests research published online in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. (2019-08-20)
Tweaked CRISPR in neurons gives scientists new power to probe brain diseases
In a paper published August 15 in the journal Neuron, the researchers describe a technique that uses a special version of CRISPR developed at UCSF to systematically alter the activity of genes in human neurons generated from stem cells, the first successful merger of stem cell-derived cell types and CRISPR screening technologies. (2019-08-15)
New proteomics technique gives insights into ubiquitin signalling
Australian researchers are among the first in the world to have access to a new approach to understand intricate changes that control how proteins function in our cells in health and disease. (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)
Pinpointing how cells regulate long-lasting memories
The brain has a knack for safekeeping our most treasured memories, from a first kiss to a child's birth. (2019-08-12)
Scientists at DGIST discovered how chronic stress causes brain damage
Chronic stress induces autophagic death of adult hippocampal neural stem cells (NSCs). (2019-08-09)
Direct toxic action of beta-amyloid identified
Hyperactive neurons in specific areas of the brain are believed to be an early perturbation in Alzheimer's disease. (2019-08-09)
Insights on timing of Huntington's disease onset
New research results published in the journal Cell, call into question an accepted theory about the timing of HD onset. (2019-08-08)
Football-related head hits that don't cause concussions can still injure the brain
Measures of the integrity of midbrain white matter in 38 college-level American football players changed after a season of play even though all but two of the athletes did not suffer clinically defined concussions, according to a new study. (2019-08-07)
Researchers repair faulty brain circuits using nanotechnology
Working with mouse and human tissue, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers report new evidence that a protein pumped out of some -- but not all -- populations of 'helper' cells in the brain, called astrocytes, plays a specific role in directing the formation of connections among neurons needed for learning and forming new memories. (2019-07-30)
Discovery could lead to new treatments for Parkinson's, other brain diseases
A small protein previously associated with cellular dysfunction and death in fact serves a critical function in repairing breaks in DNA, according to new research. (2019-07-29)
Preclinical study of therapeutic strategy for Lafora disease shows promise
A team of scientists have designed and tested in mice a novel and promising therapeutic strategy for treating Lafora Disease (LD), a fatal form of childhood epilepsy. (2019-07-25)
Newly identified meningeal lymphatic vessels answers key questions about brain clearance
Meningeal lymphatic vessels at the skull base are found to be the major route for brain clearance. (2019-07-24)
Beyond finding a gene: Same repeated stretch of DNA in three neurodegenerative diseases
Four different rare diseases are all caused by the same short segment of DNA repeated too many times, a mutation researchers call noncoding expanded tandem repeats. (2019-07-22)
Taking out the protein garbage becomes more difficult as neurons age
As cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse declines. (2019-07-19)
Identification of autophagy gene regulation mechanism related to dementia and Lou Gehrig's disease
An international Research Team led by Dr. Jeong Yoon-ha at Korea Brain Research Institute has published the results of its research in 'Autophagy'. (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)
'Intensive' beekeeping not to blame for common bee diseases
More 'intensive' beekeeping does not raise the risk of diseases that harm or kill the insects, new research suggests. (2019-07-17)
Parkinson's: New study associates oxidative stress with the spreading of aberrant proteins
Oxidative stress could be a driving force in the spreading of aberrant proteins involved in Parkinson's disease. (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)
Duke-NUS researchers link ageing with changes in brain networks related to cognition
As people age, the way different areas of their brain communicate with one another change, affecting thought processes and attention span. (2019-07-12)
Mad cow disease: A computational model reveals the mechanism of replication of prions
An article published in the journal PLOS Pathogens reports a realistic computational model for the structure and mechanism of replication of prions, infectious agents responsible for mad cow disease and other neurodegenerative disorders of human and animals. (2019-07-11)
Temple researchers: Sorting protein in neurons defends against neurodegenerative disease
Like a sorting machine in an assembly line, a molecule known as VPS35 detects and removes defective proteins from neurons. (2019-07-09)
Infection-fighting protein also senses protein misfolding in non-infected cells
Researchers at the University of Toronto have uncovered an immune mechanism by which host cells combat bacterial infection, and at the same time found that a protein crucial to that process can sense and respond to misfolded proteins in all mammalian cells. (2019-07-08)
Medication linked to increased risk of inflammatory bowel disease
Medications that target tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα), a protein involved in inflammation, have revolutionized the management of certain autoimmune diseases, but paradoxically, these agents might provoke the development of other autoimmune conditions. (2019-07-03)
Protein-linked sugars are crucial for the uptake of proteins linked to Parkinson's disease
New research from the University of Pennsylvania shows how glycoproteins, proteins with added sugar molecules, influence the uptake of protein aggregates that are associated with Parkinson's disease. (2019-07-03)
Sense of smell, pollution and neurological disease connection explored
A consensus is building that air pollution can cause neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease, but how fine, sooty particles cause problems in the brain is still an unanswered question. (2019-07-01)
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