Study reveals how interneurons emerge and diversify in the brain
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 Study reveals how interneurons emerge and diversify in the brainStudy reveals how interneurons emerge and diversify in the brain
 
Modern neuroscience, for all its complexity, can trace its roots directly to a series of pen-and-paper sketches rendered by Nobel laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
 
 
 Researcher finds that shape of misfolded proteins may contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s diseaseResearcher finds that shape of misfolded proteins may contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease
 
Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's disease may have more in common than their effects on the functions of the brain and spinal cord. And finding that common thread could lead to a treatment that could work for all three.
 
   Study uncovers genetic trigger that may help the brain to recover from stroke, other injuriesStudy uncovers genetic trigger that may help the brain to recover from stroke, other injuries
 
Scientists have found a genetic trigger that may improve the brain's ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions and spinal cord injuries.
 
   Vagus nerve stimulation accelerates motor skill recovery after strokeVagus nerve stimulation accelerates motor skill recovery after stroke
 
Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas have demonstrated a method to accelerate motor skill recovery after a stroke by helping the brain reorganize itself more quickly.
 
   Scientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory systemScientists demonstrate successful implementation of prosthetic memory system
 
Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the University of Southern California (USC) have demonstrated the successful implementation of a prosthetic system that uses a person's own memory patterns to facilitate the brain's ability to encode and recall memory.
 
 New gene therapy may help the brain to heal following stroke and other injuries
 
New gene therapy may help the brain to heal following stroke and other injuriesResearchers have discovered a genetic trigger that may improve the brain’s ability to heal in conditions such as stroke, concussion and spinal cord injury.
 
 
 Simple bedside test may help doctors diagnose certain degenerative brain diseases
 
Simple bedside test may help doctors diagnose certain degenerative brain diseasesA simple bedside test that matches a change in heart rate with a drop in blood pressure after a patient stands may help doctors diagnose certain degenerative brain diseases.
 
 
 New tracing methods reveal breadth of neural communication in visual cortex
 
New tracing methods reveal breadth of neural communication in visual cortexAn international collaboration of neuroscientists have today published a paper in Nature demonstrating the breadth of neural communication in visual cortex using a combination of methods for tracing the projections of individual neurons across the brain.
 
 
 Largest-ever study uncovers new genetic contributors to stroke
 
Largest-ever study uncovers new genetic contributors to strokeAn international research group, including scientists at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, studying 520,000 people from around the world has identified 22 new genetic risk factors for stroke, tripling the number of gene regions known to affect stroke risk.
 
 
 Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victims
 
Study provides broader picture of problems faced by stroke victimsA new study looks at what problems affect people most after a stroke and it provides a broader picture than what some may usually expect to see.
 
 
 Monkeys' brain synchrony influenced by proximity and social status, research suggests
 
Monkeys' brain synchrony influenced by proximity and social status, research suggestsThough their purpose and function are still largely unknown, mirror neurons in the brain are believed by some neuroscientists to be central to how humans relate to each other. Deficiencies in mirror neurons might also play a role in autism and other disorders affecting social skills.
 
 
 Ultra-slow waves in the brain directly linked to consciousness
 
Ultra-slow waves in the brain directly linked to consciousnessIf you keep a close eye on an MRI scan of the brain, you'll see a wave pass through the entire brain like a heartbeat once every few seconds. This ultra-slow rhythm was recognized decades ago, but no one quite knew what to make of it. MRI data are inherently noisy, so most researchers simply ignored the ultra-slow waves.
 
 
 Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thought
 
Adult-onset degenerative disease mechanism begins much earlier than previously thoughtThe disease mechanism for adult-onset progressive degenerative diseases begins much earlier than previously thought, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.