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Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight

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Photo: Thalamus [25/03/2013] A growing body of research by multiple sclerosis (MS) investigators at the University at Buffalo (UB) and international partners is providing powerful new evidence that the brain’s gray matter reflects important changes in the disease that could allow clinicians to diagnose earlier and to better monitor and predict how the disease will progress.Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight - Read more

Brain Sensor: Future Rehabilitation Options

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Photo: Icon of human head [21/03/2013] A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.Brain Sensor: Future Rehabilitation Options - Read more

Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein

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Photo: Neuroprotection [12/03/2013] Oxidative stress turns a protein that normally protects healthy cells into their executioner, according to a current study. This discovery could help scientists develop therapies to combat a host of conditions from stroke to Lou Gehrig's disease.Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein - Read more

Poor Sleep in Old Age: Brain Prevented from Storing Memories

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Photo: Older man sleeping [29/01/2013] The connection between poor sleep, memory loss and brain deterioration as we grow older has been elusive. But for the first time, scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a link between these hallmark maladies of old age.Poor Sleep in Old Age: Brain Prevented from Storing Memories - Read more

Neurology: Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair

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Photo: Brain [24/01/2013] Doctor Shai Efrati of Tel Aviv University has found a way to restore a significant amount of neurological function in brain tissue thought to be chronically damaged — even years after initial injury.Neurology: Oxygen Chamber Can Boost Brain Repair - Read more

Brain: One Form of Neuron Turned into Another

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Photo: Brain [21/01/2013] A new finding by Harvard stem cell biologists turns one of the basics of neurobiology on its head – demonstrating that it is possible to turn one type of already differentiated neuron into another within the brain.Brain: One Form of Neuron Turned into Another - Read more

Seeing: Specific Protein Essential for Healthy Eyes

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Photo: Eye [07/01/2013] Researchers have found that a specific protein is essential not only for maintaining a healthy retina in the eye, but also may have implications for understanding and possibly treating other conditions in the immune, reproductive, vascular and nervous systems and in various cancers.Seeing: Specific Protein Essential for Healthy Eyes - Read more

Neurons: Pair of Proteins Gets Brain Cells into Shape

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Photo: Nerve cells [21/12/2012] Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn have gained new insights into the early phase of the brain’s development. They identified two proteins that control the formation of cell protuberances. The typical ramifications through which nerve cells receive and forward signals ultimately originate from these outgrowths.Neurons: Pair of Proteins Gets Brain Cells into Shape - Read more

Neurons: ”The project’s goal is to grow three-dimensional neural tissue“

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[21/12/2012] The international partners of the “3D-NeuroN” research project want to cultivate nerve tissue in three dimensions. German researchers are working on micro sensors with which they want to measure and evaluate electrical activity of neurons in three-dimensional cell cultures.Neurons: ”The project’s goal is to grow three-dimensional neural tissue“ - Read more

Immune Response: New Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s?

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Photo: Head and nerve cell [20/12/2012] Researchers in Bonn, Germany, have identified a protein as a potential target for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. The molecular complex is part of the immune system and a driving force for inflammatory responses of the brain.Immune Response: New Approach to Treat Alzheimer’s? - Read more