Researchers discover gene network that regulates the motor neuron development in growing embryo
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 Researchers discover gene network that regulates the motor neuron development in growing embryoResearchers discover gene network that regulates the motor neuron development in growing embryo
 
UCLA researchers have discovered the inner workings of a gene network that regulates the development of spinal motor neurons in the growing chicken and mouse embryo.
 
   Neurons get stretches of orderly drumroll-like rumblings speckled with strong impulsesNeurons get stretches of orderly drumroll-like rumblings speckled with strong impulses
 
A neuron firing deep in the brain might sound a little like: Drumroll...cymbal crash! Drumroll...cymbal crash! Repeat. With emphasis on "repeat," according to a new study.
 
   Discovery may advance stem cell therapies, gene-targeting treatments for neurological diseasesDiscovery may advance stem cell therapies, gene-targeting treatments for neurological diseases
 
New research from Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is among the first to describe how an mRNA modification impacts the life of neural stem cells.
 
 Research provides insights into metacognition of experienced and non-experienced events
 
Research provides insights into metacognition of experienced and non-experienced eventsMetacognitive judgments on non-experienced events are processed in the frontopolar cortex of the brain, whereas metacognition on experienced events is associated with the dorsal prefrontal cortex, as reported in a study on non-human primates just published in Neuron.
 
 
 Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturation
 
Study unravels developmental splicing program that promotes neuronal maturationNeurons, or nerve cells, in the brain communicate with each other by transmitting electric signals, or firing action potentials, through long processes named axons (which send out signals) and dendrites (which receive signals).
 
 
 Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxia
 
Researchers uncover key protein that rescues progression of adult spinocerebellar ataxiaSpinocerebellar ataxia is a group of neurodegenerative diseases characterized by progressive incoordination of gait, and is often associated with poor coordination of hands, speech, and eye movements.
 
 
 New study to use social media for exploring blunt use among African-American young adults
 
New study to use social media for exploring blunt use among African-American young adultsThe use of blunts--tobacco cigar shells filled with marijuana--has increased steadily since they first became popular in the 1990s, especially among young adults.
 
 
 Study finds Low muscle strength as early risk factor for ALS
 
Study finds Low muscle strength as early risk factor for ALSLow muscle strength during the later teen years has been identified as a risk factor for much later onset of the neurological disease known as ALS, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. A study at Sahlgrenska Academy published in the Journal of Neurology also links low blood counts at a young age to ALS.
 
 
 Virtual reality provides new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories
 
Virtual reality provides new insight into how different brain areas assemble memoriesVirtual reality is helping neuroscientists at the University of California, Davis, get new insight into how different brain areas assemble memories in context.
 
 
 Neuroscientist wins NIH grant to find whether pear- or apple-shape physique is best for our brains
 
Neuroscientist wins NIH grant to find whether pear- or apple-shape physique is best for our brainsWith the new year still ringing, many of us have fat on our minds, but Dr. Alexis M. Stranahan is more interested in what fat does to our minds.
 
 
 Researchers reveal important role of estrogen in neuroblastoma
 
Researchers reveal important role of estrogen in neuroblastomaThe female sex hormone estrogen can perform an important role in neuroblastoma, a form of cancer mainly affecting young children.
 
 
 Enhanced lifestyle counseling prevents cognitive decline even in genetically susceptible people
 
Enhanced lifestyle counseling prevents cognitive decline even in genetically susceptible peopleEnhanced lifestyle counseling prevents cognitive decline even in people who are carriers of the APOE4 gene, a common risk factor of Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study published in JAMA Neurology.
 
 
 Popular allergy drug may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica
 
Popular allergy drug may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis opticaThe addition of cetirizine (the popular allergy medication sold under the brand name Zyrtec) to standard therapy is safe, well-tolerated, and may reduce relapses in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO), a rare and severe disease that causes inflammation and demyelination (damage to the myelin - the protective coating of nerve cells), primarily in the optic nerve (optic neuritis), spinal cord (myelitis), and brainstem.