Administration of Two Proteins Shown to Counteract Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease
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  January 23, 2018  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 Administration of Two Proteins Shown to Counteract Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's DiseaseAdministration of Two Proteins Shown to Counteract Neurodegeneration in Parkinson's Disease
 
A combination therapy made up of two neurotrophic factors can reduce the degenerative effects of Parkinson’s disease, shows new research.
 
 
 Gut-brain axis and psychobioticsGut-brain axis and psychobiotics
 
The term ‘psychobiotic’ represents a live organism that, when taken in appropriate amounts, provides certain health benefits for patients with psychiatric illnesses. Studying these novel classes of probiotics may open up the prospect of rearranging gut microbiota to effectively manage different psychiatric disorders.
 
   Study reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behaviorStudy reveals negative long-term effects of heavy cannabis use on brain function and behavior
 
Young people with cannabis dependence have altered brain function that may be the source of emotional disturbances and increased psychosis risk that are associated with cannabis abuse, according to a new study published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.
 
   Neuronal loss is very limited in Alzheimer’s disease, shows new studyNeuronal loss is very limited in Alzheimer’s disease, shows new study
 
Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer's is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses.
 
   Maximize resolution in deep imaging for neuroscience research with Olympus TruResolution objectivesMaximize resolution in deep imaging for neuroscience research with Olympus TruResolution objectives
 
Two new Olympus TruResolution objectives for multiphoton laser scanning microscopes deliver an industry-first automatic spherical aberration compensation function that also compensates for Z-shifts when operating the correction collar. This function automatically finds the best collar setting based on measured image contrast for clear, bright imaging.
 
   Neuronal loss very limited in Alzheimer's disease, new study showsNeuronal loss very limited in Alzheimer's disease, new study shows
 
Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer's is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A joint French and Canadian study published in Scientific Reports now challenges this view.
 
   AMSBIO offers isogenic panels of neuronal iPSC derivativesAMSBIO offers isogenic panels of neuronal iPSC derivatives
 
For several years, neuroscience research using cell line and animal models of degenerative neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease has been challenged to translate results into in vivo conditions, whether for basic understanding of disease pathology or for the screening of targeted drug therapies.
 
 What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?
 
What is Spinal Muscular Atrophy?This article outlines the autosomal recessive condition;, spinal muscular atrophy and its clinical characteristics.
 
 
 Prebiotics could enhance the learning and memory skills of infants
 
Prebiotics could enhance the learning and memory skills of infantsThis news article describes a recent study which showed that learning and memory skills could be enhanced by adding prebiotics to piglet feed.
 
 
 Epilepsy associated with volume and thickness differences in brain matter
 
Epilepsy associated with volume and thickness differences in brain matterEpilepsy is associated with thickness and volume differences in the grey matter of several brain regions, according to new research led by UCL and the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
 
 
 Researchers seek to understand effect of very low birth weight on the brain
 
Researchers seek to understand effect of very low birth weight on the brainChildren born with very low birth weights are at an increased risk of cognitive, emotional and behavioral problems throughout their lives.
 
 
 Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastoma
 
Combination chemotherapy increases survival in animal models of glioblastomaA diagnosis of the brain cancer glioblastoma carries a dismal prognosis, with most patients dying within five years.
 
 
 Spinal Muscular Atrophy Diagnosis
 
Spinal Muscular Atrophy DiagnosisSpinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an incurable genetic condition in which there is severe proximal limb hypotonia that is progressive and symmetrical. The cognition and intellect are always unaffected and may be high.
 
 
 Study identifies new target for treatment of depression
 
Study identifies new target for treatment of depressionAccording to the World Health Organization more than three hundred million people worldwide are affected by major depressive disorder. Unfortunately, the antidepressants commonly used to treat them only work for 50% of the population.
 
 
 Study shows high-salt diet causes dementia in mice
 
Study shows high-salt diet causes dementia in miceA high-salt diet reduces resting blood flow to the brain and causes dementia in mice, according to a new study by scientists from Weill Cornell Medicine.
 
 
 Preterm babies likely to experience delays in auditory brain development, study reveals
 
Preterm babies likely to experience delays in auditory brain development, study revealsPreterm babies born early in the third trimester of pregnancy are likely to experience delays in the development of the auditory cortex, a brain region essential to hearing and understanding sound, a new study reveals.
 
 
 Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussions
 
Chronic traumatic encephalopathy may start early even without signs of concussionsThe mechanisms underpinning concussion, traumatic brain injury, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy, and the relationships between these disorders, are poorly understood.
 
 
 Jotting down tasks may ease falling asleep, study says
 
Jotting down tasks may ease falling asleep, study saysA new study conducted at Baylor University suggests that writing a "to-do" list at bedtime may help people to fall asleep.