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Experimental treatment shows early promise for improving Parkinson's symptoms

Experimental treatment shows early promise for improving Parkinson's symptoms

About fourteen years ago, Bill Crawford noticed a persistent twitching in one of his fingers that was interfering with his rehearsal time as the music pastor at Porter Memorial Church. [More]
Mediterranean diet may help provide long-term protection to the brain

Mediterranean diet may help provide long-term protection to the brain

A new study shows that older people who followed a Mediterranean diet retained more brain volume over a three-year period than those who did not follow the diet as closely. [More]
How does the brain control appetite?

How does the brain control appetite?

Energy balance between energy intake and expenditure in our bodies is important for maintaining energy homeostasis to keep our bodies functioning properly. The appetite determines how much we eat, the energy intake, by communication between the brain and body. [More]
Researchers find promising results for treating depression with video game interface

Researchers find promising results for treating depression with video game interface

Researchers have found promising results for treating depression with a video game interface that targets underlying cognitive issues associated with depression rather than just managing the symptoms. [More]
New TSRI study sheds light on how the brain stores memories

New TSRI study sheds light on how the brain stores memories

A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) sheds light on how the brain stores memories. [More]
Early exposure to maternal depression impacts children's neural empathic response to others' distress

Early exposure to maternal depression impacts children's neural empathic response to others' distress

Exposure to early and chronic maternal depression markedly increases a child's susceptibility to psychopathology and social-emotional problems, including social withdrawal, poor emotion regulation, and reduced empathy to others. [More]
Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that get worse with exposure

Welders can develop Parkinson's disease-like symptoms that may get worse the longer and more they are exposed to the chemical element manganese from welding fumes, according to a study published in the December 28, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. [More]
Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy sheds light on brain’s molecular mechanism

Super-resolution fluorescence microscopy sheds light on brain’s molecular mechanism

Advances in microscopy techniques have often triggered important discoveries in the field of neuroscience, enabling vital insights in understanding the brain and promising new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. [More]
Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Einstein awarded more than $160 million NIH grant in federal fiscal year 2016

Investigators at Albert Einstein College of Medicine were awarded more than $160 million from the National Institutes of Health in federal fiscal year 2016. [More]
FDA grants permission to assess safety of investigational drug for Alzheimer's disease in humans

FDA grants permission to assess safety of investigational drug for Alzheimer's disease in humans

Vanderbilt University scientists have received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that testing in humans may proceed for an investigational new drug for Alzheimer's disease after more than 10 years of research by scientists at Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. [More]
Researchers move closer to understanding neural basis of facial identification

Researchers move closer to understanding neural basis of facial identification

At a glance, you can recognize a friend's face whether they are happy or sad or even if you haven't seen them in a decade. How does the brain do this -- recognize familiar faces with efficiency and ease despite extensive variation in how they appear? [More]
Kessler Foundation researcher receives grant to identify treatments for cognitive deficits in people with SCI

Kessler Foundation researcher receives grant to identify treatments for cognitive deficits in people with SCI

The three-year federal grant will fund research to identify treatments for cognitive difficulties in persons with spinal cord injury. [More]
NYU scientists find that emotional brain states can persist for long periods of time

NYU scientists find that emotional brain states can persist for long periods of time

Emotional experiences can induce physiological and internal brain states that persist for long periods of time after the emotional events have ended, a team of New York University scientists has found. [More]
Study identifies new mechanism of how inhibitory brain cells develop

Study identifies new mechanism of how inhibitory brain cells develop

Scientists have discovered that networks of inhibitory brain cells or neurons develop through a mechanism opposite to the one followed by excitatory networks. [More]
CSHL researcher-inventor hails FDA approval of new SMA drug

CSHL researcher-inventor hails FDA approval of new SMA drug

Within a week of Christmas day, a drug called nusinersen will be in the hands of doctors across the nation, who will use it, most urgently, to treat young children with a severe and potentially fatal illness called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). [More]
OTC medical device receives CE Mark approval to treat pain linked to fibromyalgia

OTC medical device receives CE Mark approval to treat pain linked to fibromyalgia

AVACEN Medical announced its AVACEN 100, Class-IIa, OTC medical device has received the CE Mark approval to treat widespread pain associated with fibromyalgia. [More]
Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

Johns Hopkins scientists find link between sleep/wake cycles and core body temperature

A clump of just a few thousand brain cells, no bigger than a mustard seed, controls the daily ebb and flow of most bodily processes in mammals -- sleep/wake cycles, most notably. [More]
UC San Diego research identifies neurons that signal direction of travel

UC San Diego research identifies neurons that signal direction of travel

Imagine you're navigating a city like New York, or any other that's laid out on a grid. Suppose you run into a roadblock as you're heading north. [More]
Tau biomarker could lead to early identification of Alzheimer's disease pathology

Tau biomarker could lead to early identification of Alzheimer's disease pathology

A discovery of high relevance in medical research will be published in Volume 55, number 4 of December 2016 of the prestigious "Journal of Alzheimer's Disease (JAD)", entitled "Tau Platelets Correlate with Regional Brain Atrophy in Patients with Alzheimer's Disease". [More]
UConn researchers develop new test to identify 'hidden' hearing deficits

UConn researchers develop new test to identify 'hidden' hearing deficits

Two researchers at UConn School of Medicine have developed a new hearing test that can identify hearing loss or deficits in some individuals considered to have normal or near-normal hearing in traditional tests. [More]
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