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Mapping energy metabolism of growing nerve cells to better understand neuronal disorders

Scientists from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) in Japan have have discovered how nerve cells adjust to low energy environments during the brain's...  
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over 4 years ago
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Migrating immune cells promote nerve cell demise in the brain

A small area in the midbrain known as the substantia nigra is the control center for all bodily movement.  
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over 4 years ago
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Scripps Florida scientists' 'mad cow' discovery points to possible neuron killing mechanism behind Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases

Scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have for the first time discovered a killing mechanism that could underpin a range of the most intractable...  
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over 4 years ago
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Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery

After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage.  
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over 4 years ago
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Multitasking hunger neurons also control compulsive behaviors

In the absence of food, neurons that normally control appetite initiate complex, repetitive behaviors seen in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and anorexia nervosa, according to a new study...  
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over 4 years ago
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Mulling the marijuana munchies: How the brain flips the hunger switch

The 'munchies,' or that uncontrollable urge to eat after using marijuana, appear to be driven by neurons in the brain that are normally involved in suppressing appetite, according to a new study...  
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over 4 years ago
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Neuron groups, not single cells, maintain brain stability

Tel Aviv University researchers find neural networks preserve memories better than individual neuronsTo compensate for erratic shifts and spikes in its neuronal...  
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over 4 years ago
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Understanding how neurons shape memories of smells

Discovery has implications for understanding epilepsyIn a study that helps to deconstruct how olfaction is encoded in the brain, neuroscientists at University of...  
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over 4 years ago
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New test measures deadly protein in Huntington's disease patients' spinal fluid

A new test has been able to measure for the first time the build-up of a harmful mutant protein in the nervous system of patients during the progression of Huntington's...  
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over 4 years ago
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Transcriptomics identifies genes & signaling pathways that may regulate Neurodegeneration

Massive elimination of neurons is a critical aspect of normal nervous system development but also represents a defining feature of neurodegenerative pathologies, such as Alzheimer's disease...  
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over 4 years ago
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Increasing evidence points to inflammation as source of nervous system manifestations of lyme disease

About 15% of patients with Lyme disease develop peripheral and central nervous system involvement, often accompanied by debilitating and painful symptoms.  
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over 4 years ago
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For patients with AIDS-related lymphomas, identification of central nervous system involvement at diagnosis does not affect overall survival

Patients with AIDS-related lymphomas (ARL) may face an increased risk of central nervous system involvement (CNSi) compared to other lymphomas.  
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over 4 years ago
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Prosthetic hands, robotic trousers and biosensors - £5.3 million for healthcare tech research

A prosthetic hand controlled by the nervous system, robotic clothing to help people with walking, and biosensors to monitor how patients use equipment or exercise during rehabilitation are the...  
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over 4 years ago
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Researchers propose novel new treatment of stroke and other neurological diseases

Medicine should reconsider how it treats stroke and other neurological disorders, focusing on the intrinsic abilities of the brain and nervous system to heal themselves rather than the 'modest'...  
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over 4 years ago
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Myelin-maker: How an FDA-approved drug boosts myelin synthesis

Damage to myelin, the fatty insulator that enables communication between nerve cells, characterizes multiple sclerosis (MS) and other devastating neurological diseases.  
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over 4 years ago
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New compounds protect nervous system from the structural damage of MS

Pharmacological agents hold promise for several neurodegenerative disordersA newly characterized group of pharmacological compounds block both the inflammation and...  
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over 4 years ago
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TSRI scientists find more DNA and extra copies of disease gene in Alzheimer's brain cells

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found diverse genomic changes in single neurons from the brains of Alzheimer's patients, pointing to an unexpected factor that may...  
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over 4 years ago
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Fruit fly studies shed light on adaptability of nerve cells

An international team of researchers at German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) and Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) have revealed in a collaborative study - published in...  
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over 4 years ago
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UCSF team finds key to making neurons from stem cells

Pnky, a noncoding RNA found in brain stem cells, may have a broad range of clinical applicationsA research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule...  
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over 4 years ago
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Montréal scientists get 1 step closer to finding how to repair damaged nerve cells

IRCM researchers discover a new kind of synergy in the development of the nervous systemA team of researchers at the IRCM led by Frédéric Charron, PhD, in...  
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over 4 years ago