Combating glioblastoma remains a major challenge due the complex nature of these tumors, the inability of drugs to penetrate the brain tissue, and lack of correlation between animal models and the human condition. In a novel first-in-human phase 0 clinical trial study led by Dr. Nader Sanai at Barrow Neurological Institute, in collaboration with Karmanos […]Continue Reading ...
Accurate diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease may be difficult in most patients as similar symptoms can be seen in several other disease conditions as well. Researchers have developed a new brain imaging method that can show the exact presence and distribution of the tau protein depositions in the brain of a persons with Alzheimer’s disease. These […]Continue Reading ...
Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and how we feel. New genetic evidence has revealed that these specialized cells may also have far-reaching effects, implicating them in conditions that range from Parkinson’s disease to schizophrenia. Using a new […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers have developed a light-based technique for measuring very weak magnetic fields, such as those produced when neurons fire in the brain. The inexpensive and compact sensors could offer an alternative to the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems currently used to map brain activity without the expensive cooling or electromagnetic shielding required by MRI machines. […]Continue Reading ...
A novel gut-to-brain neural circuit establishes the vagus nerve as an essential component of the brain system that regulates reward and motivation, according to research conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and published September 20 in the journal Cell. The study provides a concrete link between visceral organs and brain function, […]Continue Reading ...
How do we know if we’re looking at three apples or four? Researchers at the Universities of Bonn and Tübingen are now one step closer to answering this question. They were able to demonstrate that some brain cells fire mainly for quantities of three, others for quantities of four and others for other quantities. A […]Continue Reading ...
They say you can’t teach old dogs new tricks, but new research shows you can teach an old rat new sounds, even if the lesson doesn’t stick very long. Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) of McGill University examined the effects of aging on neuroplasticity in the primary auditory cortex, the […]Continue Reading ...
Researchers at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have successfully harnessed a Zika virus vaccine under development to target and kill the brain cancer known as glioblastoma. The findings are currently available in MBio. The Zika virus can cause microcephaly, a condition where the fetal brain doesn’t fully develop when a pregnant woman […]Continue Reading ...
Driving down a dark country road at night, you see a shape ahead on the roadside. Is it a deer or a mailbox? Your brain is structured to make the best possible decision given its limited resources, according to new research that unites cognitive science and information theory – the branch of mathematics that underlies […]Continue Reading ...
Babies born before their due date show better brain development when fed breast milk rather than formula, a study has found. Experts say that helping mothers to provide breast milk in the weeks after giving birth could improve long-term outcomes for children born pre-term. Premature birth has been linked to an increased possibility of problems […]Continue Reading ...
Pediatric brain tumors are characterized by frequent complications due to intractable epilepsy compared to adult brain tumors. However, the genetic cause of refractory epilepsy in pediatric brain tumors has not been elucidated yet, and it is difficult to treat patients because the tumors do not respond to existing antiepileptic drugs and debilitate children’s development. A […]Continue Reading ...
As the eye tracks a bird flying past, the muscles that pan the eyeballs to keep the target in focus set their pace not only on the speed they see, but also on a reasonable estimate of the speed they expect from having watched birds before. A team of Duke University neuroscientists has found the […]Continue Reading ...
Zika virus infection is a dreaded one that can lead to severe brain damage in the unborn babies of mothers who get it. In a new research now, scientists from the University of Texas Medical Branch in collaboration with others have found that a modified version of the Zika virus could kill some of the […]Continue Reading ...
Brains of baby boys born prematurely are affected differently and more severely than premature infant girls’ brains. This is according to a study published in the Springer Nature-branded journal Pediatric Research. Lead authors Amanda Benavides and Peg Nopoulos of the University of Iowa in the US used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans as part of […]Continue Reading ...
PureTech Health plc (“PureTech Health”), an advanced biopharmaceutical company developing novel medicines for dysfunctions of the Brain-Immune-Gut (BIG) Axis, today notes the publication of research in Nature Neuroscience that identifies the physical connection between the brain’s fluid reservoirs and the meningeal lymphatics, through which immune cells traffic out of the central nervous system (CNS). The […]Continue Reading ...
- Novel therapeutic strategy for blood vessel related disorders, such as cancer and retinopathy
- New naturally occurring antibiotic found effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis
- First-in-human phase 0 study shows clinically-relevant activity of new drug in glioblastoma
- Removing tobacco product display from shops reduced number of children buying cigarettes
- Random fraction of specialized immune cells leads the charge in battling invaders
- Few minutes of sprinting exercise may be as effective as longer exercise sessions
- Researchers use neutrons to make first direct observations of water in lipid bilayers
- Researchers demonstrate pre-clinical success for universal flu vaccine in new paper
- Study reveals surprising gaps in some HIV medical providers’ knowledge of ACA
- Oxehealth secures European medical device accreditation for vital signs measurement software
- HTN Tx Intensification Common Upon Discharge in U.S. Vets
- Fibre can strengthen the intestinal barrier
- New platform examines infectious pathogens that may spread from animals to humans
- Demographers create detailed color map of population aging in Europe
- New type of fatty acid can slow down overreactive immune system
- Innovative procedure could provide breakthrough in treating early-stage lung cancer
- Research finds drop in number of measles cases in the EU/EEA since March 2018
- Researchers acquire new insights into DNA polymerases
- Alzheimer’s diagnosis might become simpler with new brain imaging method
- Reports Warn of Growing Opioid Crisis Among Seniors