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UC San Diego researchers develop novel technique for imaging brain activity in freely walking fruit fly

UC San Diego researchers develop novel technique for imaging brain activity in freely walking fruit fly

Researchers at the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at the University of California San Diego have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. [More]
Shift work linked to poorer performance on screening test frequently used for cognitive impairment

Shift work linked to poorer performance on screening test frequently used for cognitive impairment

A new study from Uppsala University shows that compared to non-shift workers, shift workers needed more time to complete a test that is frequently used by physicians to screen for cognitive impairment. However, those who had quit shift work more than five years ago completed the test just as quick as the non-shift workers. [More]
Carol Fabian inducted into KU Women's Hall of Fame for contributions to breast cancer research

Carol Fabian inducted into KU Women's Hall of Fame for contributions to breast cancer research

Among the women inducted into the University of Kansas Hall of Fame on April 14, 2016, was Carol Fabian, MD. Fabian, a professor of medicine at the University of Kansas Medical Center and director of the Breast Cancer Prevention Center at The University of Kansas Cancer Center, is a nationally recognized oncologist and a pioneer in in the field of breast cancer research. [More]
Cedars-Sinai researchers explore whether healthy lifestyle choices can slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease

Cedars-Sinai researchers explore whether healthy lifestyle choices can slow or prevent Alzheimer's disease

Cedars-Sinai neuroscience researchers are studying whether extensive changes in lifestyle among patients with mild cognitive impairment can slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. [More]
Researchers identify out of control immune system linked to neurodegenerative diseases

Researchers identify out of control immune system linked to neurodegenerative diseases

AN out of control immune system has been identified as a possible cause of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s. [More]
Maternal stress, depression during pregnancy may activate protective mechanisms in infants

Maternal stress, depression during pregnancy may activate protective mechanisms in infants

Maternal stress and depression during pregnancy may activate certain protective mechanisms in babies. Psychologists from the University of Basel together with international colleagues report that certain epigenetic adaptations in newborns suggest this conclusion. [More]
New way of understanding neurodegeneration may lead to novel treatments

New way of understanding neurodegeneration may lead to novel treatments

University of Adelaide researchers have developed a new theory for the causes of dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases, involving an out-of-control immune system. [More]
Scientists prove effectiveness of gene editing system in eliminating HIV from DNA of CD4+ T-cells

Scientists prove effectiveness of gene editing system in eliminating HIV from DNA of CD4+ T-cells

In 2014, a team of researchers in the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University became the first to successfully eliminate the HIV-1 virus from cultured human cells. [More]
Mitoxantrone drug users more likely to develop colorectal cancer

Mitoxantrone drug users more likely to develop colorectal cancer

The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the May 11, 2016, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Mitoxantrone suppresses the immune system. [More]
Could oral supplements affect teenage behavior? An interview with Prof. Stein and Dr Tammam

Could oral supplements affect teenage behavior? An interview with Prof. Stein and Dr Tammam

We wanted to see whether supplementing the diet of disadvantaged adolescents with the omega 3 polyunsaturated acids, EPA & DHA, vitamins and minerals over a school term might improve their antisocial behaviour, which usually gets worse during a term. [More]
LaVision BioTec reports on use of light sheet and 2-photon microscopy for brain injury research

LaVision BioTec reports on use of light sheet and 2-photon microscopy for brain injury research

LaVision BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, report on the work of Ali Ertürk, a Group Leader at the Institute for Stroke and Dementia Research (part of the Klinikum der Universität München) at the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich, Germany. [More]

Fast, new way to rule out potentially dangerous drugs using optogenetics

A team of researchers at the George Washington University has developed a faster method to predict whether potential new drugs will cause heart arrhythmias using optogenetics, a technique that uses light to control cells. [More]
New predication model can warn epileptic patients of upcoming seizure

New predication model can warn epileptic patients of upcoming seizure

Computer scientists and mathematicians at the CEU Cardenal Herrera University in Valencia have developed a prediction model that can warn epileptic sufferers of an upcoming seizure with 20 minutes notice. [More]
UCLA, Danish research yields proof that treatment-as-prevention strategy could eliminate HIV

UCLA, Danish research yields proof that treatment-as-prevention strategy could eliminate HIV

Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS plan to use an approach called "treatment as prevention" to eliminate the global pandemic, which the WHO says will have occurred when only one person out of 1,000 becomes infected each year. [More]
Genetic variations that increase PKC alpha activity may influence development of Alzheimer's disease

Genetic variations that increase PKC alpha activity may influence development of Alzheimer's disease

In Alzheimer's disease, plaques of amyloid beta protein accumulate in the brain, damaging connections between neurons. [More]
MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

MNI scientists move a step forward in efforts to treat hereditary spastic paraplegia

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease. [More]
EvOx Therapeutics raises £10m to target new therapeutic system for untreatable diseases

EvOx Therapeutics raises £10m to target new therapeutic system for untreatable diseases

Oxford spinout EvOx Therapeutics will harness the body’s own precision communications system to deliver drugs to specific parts of the body, with the aim of treating conditions which are currently untreatable including those affecting the brain, as well as autoimmune diseases and cancers. [More]
Researchers examine role of neural circuit in making decisions

Researchers examine role of neural circuit in making decisions

Choosing what shirt to buy, what to order for lunch or whether to go with the hearty red wine or the lighter white all involve assigning values to the options. A small brain structure plays a central role in the many decisions like this we make each day. But it hasn't been clear how a limited number of neurons in this small part of the brain can support an unlimited number of choices. [More]
Neuroimaging studies offer new insights into cognitive vulnerability to depression

Neuroimaging studies offer new insights into cognitive vulnerability to depression

Neuroimaging studies of interconnected brain networks may provide the "missing links" between behavioral and biological models of cognitive vulnerability to depression, according to a research review in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer. [More]
LaVision BioTec to debut latest light sheet microscope at analytica 2016

LaVision BioTec to debut latest light sheet microscope at analytica 2016

LaVision BioTec, developers of advanced microscopy solutions for the life sciences, will demonstrate their latest light sheet microscope, the UltraMicroscope II at the forthcoming analytica 2016 meeting in Munich. [More]
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