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Male vs. female stress responses may explain sex differences in diseases

The finding by USC researchers may explain how Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s affect men and women ...

Study Shows How Epilepsy Drugs Block Brain's Electrical Signals

Computer Simulations by CMU's Maria Kurnikova Helped Identify the Drug's Binding Sites ...

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. ... Full story

”Novel Type of Cell Death in Huntington’s Disease May Lead to Effective New Therapies”

Researchers centered at Tokyo Medical and Dental University (TMDU) identify novel type of cell death in Huntington’s disease that may uncover new treatments ... Full story

Accelerated MRI brain mapping technique to improve neurodegenerative diagnosis

  A new brain imaging technique developed by University of Queensland researchers is paving the way for improved diagnosis and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases such as ... Full story

Hunt for Huntington’s cause yields clues

Rice University scientists analyze repeats in proteins implicated in neurological diseases - See more at: ... Full story

Huperzine A provides seizure protection in genetic epilepsy models

The compound huperzine A can increase resistance to induced seizures in mouse models of genetic epilepsy, scientists at Emory University School of Medicine have found. ... Full story

The Messenger in Huntington's Disease

•    A research effort led by Eulàlia Martí at the Centre for Genomic Regulation reveals new molecular mechanisms of Huntington’s disease. •    The results, recently published ... Full story

Researchers reveal how neurodegenerative diseases spread through the brain

Synapses, the place where brain cells contact one another, play a pivotal role in the transmission of toxic proteins. This allows neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s to spread through the brain. This the main conclusion of new research led by professor Patrik Verstreken (VIB-KU Leuven), in collaboration with Janssen Research & Development (Johnson & Johnson). If the spreading of these toxic proteins could be prevented, the progression of neurodegenerative diseases might be slowed down substantially. The research paper is published in the leading trade journal Cell Reports. ... Full story

Researchers identify gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population

Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age. ... Full story

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