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Neurological  Research Breakthroughs with Multiphoton Microscopy Advances Neurological Research Breakthroughs with Multiphoton Microscopy Advances

To understand human brain function, brain diseases and mental disorders, neuroscientists study mouse models to monitor cellular changes during brain development or track the neurodegenerative disease progress. Advances in multiphoton microscopy allow scientists to observe animal brains longer than ever before, while simultaneously tracking how they sense, respond, and behave.

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   Novel technique quantifies protein droplets involved in neurodegenerative diseasesNovel technique quantifies protein droplets involved in neurodegenerative diseases
 
Some proteins in cells can separate into small droplets like oil droplets in water, but faults in this process may underlie neurodegenerative diseases in the brains of older people. Now, Rutgers researchers have developed a new method to quantify protein droplets involved in these diseases.
 
   Protein implicated in tumor growth may protect against neurodegenerative diseasesProtein implicated in tumor growth may protect against neurodegenerative diseases
 
Cells translate their genetic material at rapid rates with exquisite precision to reproduce, repair damage or even combat disease.
 
 Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and Behavior
 
Light, Scintillator, Action! X-rays can Control Neuron Function and BehaviorA group of scientists revealed a novel X-ray technique that allows control of neural function deep in the brain without causing any damage.
 
 
 Restoring cholesterol levels could be a new therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative diseases
 
Restoring cholesterol levels could be a new therapeutic approach for neurodegenerative diseasesScientists have found that the brain lacks the ability to maintain the cholesterol-rich myelin sheath that insulates neurons when a protein is absent.
 
 
 Study uses novel technology to map the brain circuitry of spirituality
 
Study uses novel technology to map the brain circuitry of spiritualityScientists have long suspected that religiosity and spirituality could be mapped to specific brain circuits, but the location of those circuits remains unknown. Now, a new study using novel technology and the human connectome, a map of neural connections, has identified a brain circuit that seems to mediate that aspect of our personality. The work appears in Biological Psychiatry, published by Elsevier.
 
 
 New study could help develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseases
 
New study could help develop novel treatments for neurodegenerative diseasesResearchers have introduced a novel gene therapy program that could set the stage for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases.