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Graphene shown to safely interact with neurons in the brain

Researchers have shown that graphene can be used to make electrodes that can be implanted in the brain, which could potentially be ...

Identifying another piece in the Parkinson's disease pathology puzzle

International consortium identifies and validates cellular role of priority Parkinson’s disease drug target, LRRK2 kinase ...

Current therapy for patients with Parkinson's disease shown to be ineffective

New research from the University of Birmingham has shown that physiotherapy and occupational therapy do not produce improvements in quality of life for patients with mild to moderate Parkinson’s disease. ... Full story

Promising announcements & discoveries in the areas of new treatment avenues, progressive MS, wellness & cause

Toronto, ON – The Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada and affiliated Multiple Sclerosis Scientific Research Foundation (MSSRF) are committed to funding research that will have the greatest benefit for all people affected by MS. The year 2015 was no exception in the release of promising research announcements and discoveries – MS Society-funded studies and beyond. ... Full story

UTA biochemists are advancing research into autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome

Biochemists at The University of Texas at Arlington are mapping the catalytic processes of sulfur-oxidizing enzymes to improve understanding of the chemical imbalances found in patients with autism, Alzheimer’s disease and Down syndrome. ... Full story

Gene network linked to neuro disorders

Researchers from Duke-NUS and ICL have identified a network of genes in the human brain that is associated with multiple neurodevelopmental disorders ... Full story

Researchers Face Potential Danger from Protein Particles in the Lab

Proper Cleaning of Laboratory Equipment Reduces Contamination and Protects Parkinson’s Disease Researchers, Reports the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

Parkinson’s Disease: New Insights into a Traveling Protein

A laboratory study indicates that one of the main proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease pathology does not behave as a ‘prion’ ... Full story

Use of Anticholinergic Drugs Does Not Increase Risk for Dementia in Parkinson’s Disease Patients

Concern that Anticholinergics Could Potentially Worsen Cognition in PD Unfounded, According to New Research Reported in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease ... Full story

Music in the brain

For the first time, scientists identify a neural population highly selective for music. ... Full story

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