Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and old
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  April 18, 2017  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 Gladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and oldGladstone scientists discover common mechanism that links neurodegeneration in young and old
 
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), identified a common mechanism in two forms of neurodegeneration that affect young adults or the elderly.
 
 
 Obesity and being underweight linked to increased risk for migraineObesity and being underweight linked to increased risk for migraine
 
Both obesity and being underweight are associated with an increased risk for migraine, according to a meta-analysis published in the April 12, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
   Cell cultures in petri dishes open new doors to brain researchCell cultures in petri dishes open new doors to brain research
 
The most complex organ in humans is the brain. Due to its complexity and, of course, for ethical reasons, it is extremely difficult to do scientific experiments on it - ones that could help us to understand neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson's, for example.
 
   Vaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patientsVaccine-chemotherapy combination may improve survival for glioblastoma patients
 
A vaccine targeting cytomegalovirus (CMV) antigen pp65, combined with high-dose chemotherapy (temozolomide), improved both progression-free survival and overall survival for a small group of glioblastoma (GBM) patients.
 
   FSU study finds no evidence that brain games improve cognitive functionFSU study finds no evidence that brain games improve cognitive function
 
Be skeptical of ads declaring you can rev up your brain's performance by challenging it with products from the growing brain-training industry.
 
 Renishaw applauds University Hospital of Wales on first robotic-assisted neurosurgery for epilepsy
 
Renishaw applauds University Hospital of Wales on first robotic-assisted neurosurgery for epilepsyRenishaw is pleased to congratulate the University Hospital of Wales on a successful first robotic assistedstereoelectroencephalography (SEEG) neurosurgery procedure.
 
 
 Healthy adults with small inferior frontal cortex more likely to suffer from anxiety, study finds
 
Healthy adults with small inferior frontal cortex more likely to suffer from anxiety, study findsHealthy college students who have a relatively small inferior frontal cortex - a brain region behind the temples that helps regulate thoughts and emotions - are more likely than others to suffer from anxiety, a new study finds.
 
 
 Video therapy for parents may help children at risk of developing autism
 
Video therapy for parents may help children at risk of developing autismThe earliest autism intervention study in the world that uses video to provide feedback to parents of babies at family risk of autism, has indicated a reduction in the severity of emerging signs of autism.
 
 
 MUSC researchers provide first systemic evidence for safe use of tPA in stroke patients with SCD
 
MUSC researchers provide first systemic evidence for safe use of tPA in stroke patients with SCDAdult patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) who experience a stroke caused by a clot (i.e., ischemic strokes or IS) can be treated safely with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) if they qualify, report investigators at the Medical University of South Carolina and elsewhere in the March 2017 issue of Stroke.
 
 
 Duke researchers link specific differences in brain structure to multiple forms of mental disorder
 
Duke researchers link specific differences in brain structure to multiple forms of mental disorderA Duke University study is the first to link specific differences in brain structure to what is common across many types of mental illness.
 
 
 Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAE
 
Study identifies potential link between genes and treatment response in children with CAEConsider two children who have childhood absence epilepsy (CAE), the most common form of pediatric epilepsy. They both take the same drug--one child sees an improvement in their seizures, but the other does not.
 
 
 New nanowire technology may serve as platform to screen drugs for neurological diseases
 
New nanowire technology may serve as platform to screen drugs for neurological diseasesA team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail.
 
 
 Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s disease
 
Prevention, not cure, may be key to stopping Alzheimer’s diseaseIt has been 111 years since Auguste D. became the first person described with what is now called Alzheimer's disease.
 
 
 New research finds optimum time to study for college students
 
New research finds optimum time to study for college studentsA new cognitive research study used two new approaches to determine ranges of start times that optimize functioning for undergraduate students.
 
 
 Targeted treatment slows progression of two degenerative brain diseases in mice
 
Targeted treatment slows progression of two degenerative brain diseases in miceScientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual's ability to move, and think.
 
 
 TSRI study could lead to personalized treatments for alcohol dependence
 
TSRI study could lead to personalized treatments for alcohol dependenceA new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute could help researchers develop personalized treatments for alcoholism and alcohol use disorder.