Targeting Neurogenerative Diseases: Attend the 7th World CNS Summit
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  December 18, 2018  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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#ALT# Targeting Neurogenerative Diseases: Attend the World CNS Summit

Now in its 7th successful year, the World CNS Summit is a leading industry-specific conference exclusively focused on advancing translational neurodegenerative research.

Developed in combination with experts from Biogen, Eisai, Merck, AbbVie, and attracting over 150+ leading minds in the neurodegenerative space, this forum is focused on solving the translational challenges of neurodegenerative research, following numerous neurodegenerative disease clinical failures

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   Single tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stagesSingle tau molecule holds clues to help diagnose neurodegeneration in its earliest stages
 
Scientists who recently identified the molecular start of Alzheimer's disease have used that finding to determine that it should be possible to forecast which type of dementia will develop over time - a form of personalized medicine for neurodegenerative diseases.
 
   Intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patientsIntellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in Huntington's patients
 
Researchers from the Cognition and Brain Plasticity research group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute and the University of Barcelona, in collaboration with several hospitals, have discovered that an intellectually active lifestyle confers protection against neurodegeneration in people with Huntington's disease, delaying the onset of symptoms and loss of grey matter in the brain.
 
 Montana State doctoral student receives grant for her work to improve neuroscience tool
 
Montana State doctoral student receives grant for her work to improve neuroscience toolA Montana State University doctoral student who is working on a way to improve a neuroscience tool that uses fluorescent proteins found in some jellyfish and coral has received a grant that will help fund her work.
 
 
 Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgery
 
Alzheimer's could possibly be spread via contaminated neurosurgeryResearchers have found that surgical instruments used for neurosurgery could get contaminated by the altered brain proteins that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. These instruments are capable of spreading the condition if not treated or decontaminated properly before reuse. The study results were published in the latest issue of the journal Nature.
 
 
 Shining new light on neuron firing
 
Shining new light on neuron firingScientists have plenty of ways to watch as individual neurons in a brain fire, sending electrical signals from one to the next, but they all share a basic problem.
 
 
 Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study shows
 
Ezogabine treatment reduces motor neuron excitability in ALS patients, study showsBrian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial of ezogabine (also called retigabine) on December 9 at the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual meeting in Glasgow, Scotland.
 
 
 National Institutes of Health awards grant to MSU professors for research on neurodegenerative disease
 
National Institutes of Health awards grant to MSU professors for research on neurodegenerative diseaseA research collaboration between three Montana State University faculty members recently received a grant to help fund their study on the connection between a rare genetic neurological disease and metabolism, the human gut microbiome and degeneration of the nervous system.
 
 
 Neuroscience-protein that creates borders inside the brain
 
Neuroscience-protein that creates borders inside the brainBoundaries between different regions of the brain are essential for the brain to function. Research to-date has shown that molecular machineries located at the cell membrane such as cell adhesion molecules are responsible for regulating the boundary formation.
 
 
 New dye is a step towards personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the future
 
New dye is a step towards personalized neuromedical prophylaxis of the futureSigns of neurodegenerative diseases, visible years before the emergence of clinical manifestations, can be detected during the examination of medical samples by means of fluorescence microscopy.
 
 
 New method helps better understand pathological development of ALS
 
New method helps better understand pathological development of ALSThe neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy.
 
 
 Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback
 
Study discovers link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedbackIn a new study in the Journal of Cognitive, Affective & Behavioral Neuroscience researchers from the University of Surrey have discovered a link between meditation and how individuals respond to feedback.
 
 
 Neuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisions
 
Neuronal activity in the brain allows prediction of risky or safe decisionsFull risk or preferably the safe option? Based on the neuronal activity in the prefrontal cortex of the brain, it is possible to predict what action will be chosen next: If the activity of specific neurons remains low, a risk will be taken again at the next opportunity.
 
 
 Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s disease
 
Caffeine plus another compound in coffee may fight Parkinson’s diseaseRutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.