Search Results Tagged With Neuroscience

Four Major Neurology Updates


Stem cell transplants, brain-machine interface technology, stimulation of brain circuits to cure dementia, the neurologic consequence of emerging infectious diseases. These seemingly fantastic topics…
May 20, 2016

Innovative Technology Using Dragonflies Might Offer Insights Into Human Brain Function


With their experiments with dragonflies, the team expects to ultimately obtain a better understanding of how the human brain works, how individual neurons interact, and how degenerative disorders like…
July 31, 2015

Adults with autism likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, says study


A research recently published in the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders suggests that adults with autism are more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease than others without the developmental condi…
September 21, 2015

Two proteins work together to help cells eliminate trash; Parkinson's may result


Two proteins that share the ability to help cells deal with their trash appear to need each other to do their jobs and when they don't connect, it appears to contribute to development of Parkinson's d…
August 20, 2015

Parkinson's disease researchers discover way to reprogram the genome


Parkinson's disease researchers at the Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at the University at Buffalo have developed a way to ramp up the conversion of skin cells into dopamine neurons…
December 07, 2015

New drug that protects dopamine cells raises treatment hope for Parkinson's


Researchers who tested a new drug in a mouse model of Parkinson's disease showed it can change the behavior of immune cells so they protect dopamine-producing cells instead of attacking them.
December 17, 2015

Watch: The brain may be able to repair itself - with help


Through treating everything from strokes to car accident traumas, neurosurgeon Jocelyne Bloch knows the brain's inability to repair itself all too well. But now, she suggests, she and her colleagues m…
December 01, 2015

Can Lorenz Studer cure Parkinson's disease?


Today, 49-year-old Studer is inching toward a potential cure for Parkinson’s disease — a debilitating nervous system disorder that causes increasingly severe tremors and, eventually, the inability to…
January 19, 2016

Should We Take Steps to Prevent Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Contagion?


One of the most intriguing new areas of research in neuroscience has to do with the discovery that proteins involved with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative illnesses can contort int…
March 23, 2015

Mindfulness works for Parkinson's patients


Those who practice mindfulness have been shown to have enhanced immune systems, relief from chronic illnesses, decreased anxiety, better focus, increased satisfaction with exercise and even structural…
April 11, 2015

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