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Nervous System News
December 12, 2019

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Using a targeted gene epigenome editing approach in the developing mouse brain, researchers reversed one gene mutation that leads to the genetic disorder WAGR syndrome, which ... read more
A crab's nervous system could help scientists learn what causes single neurons in the human brain to become 'out of whack,' ... read more
New research reveals how a week in the dark rewires brain cell networks and changes hearing sensitivity in adult mice long ... read more
Researchers are focused on restoring lower-body function after severe spinal injuries using a tiny spinal implant. In new research, the team showcases a map to identify which ... read more
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Improving Blood Vessel Health in Brain May Help Combat Alzheimer's

Researchers have found that very slow spontaneous blood vessel pulsations drive the clearance of substances from the brain, indicating that targeting and improving this process may help to prevent or ... read more

Concussion Alters How Information Is Transmitted Within the Brain

Damage from concussion alters the way information is transmitted between the 2 halves of the brain, according to a new ... read more

Cutting Neurodegeneration Associated With Dementia, in Animal Models

Korean research team made up of Dr. Hyung-Jun Kim and Shinrye Lee of KBRI, and professor Kiyoung Kim of Soonchunhyang University, found a new molecular mechanism of suppressing neuronal toxicity ... read more

Cerebral Organoid Model Provides Clues About How to Prevent Virus-Induced Brain Cell Death

Scientists have determined that La Crosse virus (LACV), which can cause inflammation of the brain in children, affects brain cells differently depending on their developmental stage. A new study ... read more

How Our Dreams Prepare Us to Face Our Fears

Do bad dreams serve a purpose? Researchers analyzed the dreams of people and identified which areas of the brain were activated when they experienced fear in their dreams. They found that once the ... read more

Scientists Identify Underlying Molecular Mechanisms of Alexander Disease

Researchers are learning about the differences in the underlying biology of patients with severe and milder forms of Alexander disease, a rare neurodegenerative condition that is often fatal to young ... read more

Dissecting Connections Between Chronic Stress, Inflammation and Depression

Chronic stress can inflame our brain, destroy the connections between our neurons and result in depression, scientists ... read more

The Ever-Changing Brain: Shining a Light on Synaptic Plasticity

Researchers have found that AMPA receptors form and disintegrate continually, within a fraction of a second, rather than existing as stable entities. The scientists' findings may help clarify ... read more

Evidence in Mice That Childhood Asthma Is Influenced by the Neurotransmitter Dopamine

Neurons that produce the neurotransmitter dopamine communicate with T cells to enhance allergic inflammation in the lungs of young mice but not older mice, researchers report. The findings ... read more

New Cell Therapy Improves Memory and Stops Seizures Following TBI

Researchers have developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain ... read more

Lithium Can Reverse Radiation Damage After Brain Tumor Treatment

Children who have received radiotherapy for a brain tumor can develop cognitive problems later in life. In their studies on mice, researchers have now shown that the drug lithium can help to reverse ... read more

Slowing the Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

Over 77,000 Canadians are living with multiple sclerosis, a disease whose causes still remain unknown. Presently, they have no hope for a cure. Researchers have now identified a molecule named ALCAM ... read more

Driver Found for More Deadly Prostate Cancer

A transcription factor that aids neuron function also appears to enable a cell conversion in the prostate gland that can make an already recurrent cancer even more deadly, scientists ... read more

Why Only Some Post-Stroke Survivors Can 'Copy What I Say'

Researchers report that the left lateral temporal cortex must be intact in stroke patients with aphasia if they are to have their speech entrained. In speech entrainment, stroke survivors practice ... read more

White noise is not the same as other noise -- and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. With a background of continuous white noise, hearing pure sounds becomes even ... read more

New Pathways in Brain's Amygdala

Researchers are pioneering an innovative brain study that sheds light on how the amygdala portion of the brain functions and could contribute to a better understanding of post-traumatic stress ... read more

Defining a New Approach to Treating Parkinson's Disease

Scientists have identified Cav2.3 as a new target for a promising specific ... read more

Scientists Explain the Origin of Brain Mapping Diversity for Eye Dominance

In a recent study researchers found evidence that ocular dominance patterns are diverse because the amount of cortex available to represent each binocular point varies greatly across species and ... read more

The Pathway to Parkinson's Takes a Surprising Twist

A new study finds that neurons affected in Parkinson's disease can shut down without fully dying, allowing them to also switch off neighboring cells. The findings might give scientists a better ... read more

An Exception to the Rule: An Intact Sense of Smell Without a Crucial Olfactory Brain Structure

A handful of left-handed women have excellent senses of smell, despite lacking olfactory ... read more

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