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For the first time, Max Planck researchers observe protein degradation in intact brain cells ...

Exploring Targeted Cognitive Training for Clinical Disorders

Research on the treatment of mental disorders often centers on understanding which treatments work. But knowing that a treatment is effective doesn’t ...

Scientists discover a link between the protective effects of cooling on the brain and prevention of neurodegeneration

Research carried out by Medical Research Council’s Toxicology Unit based at the University of Leicester ... Full story

Rare neurological disease shines light on health of essential nerve cells

Ian Duncan is a Scotsman with the iron discipline and stamina of a competitive marathoner, triathlete and cross-country skier. As a neuroscientist at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he’s applied his tenacity to a rare genetic disorder. ... Full story

UCSF Team Finds Biochemical Key to Feeding Behavior

Product of Metabolism Also Goes Awry in Neurodegenerative Disease ... Full story

UCSD Study Shows Why Protein Mutations Lead to Familial Form of Parkinson’s Disease

Researchers at the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC) at the University of California, San Diego, have shown for the first time why protein mutations lead to the familial form of Parkinson’s disease. ... Full story

Study detailing axonal death pathway may provide drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases

Axons connect neurons with each other to form the neural networks that underpin the vital functions of perception, motility, cognition, and memory. In many neurodegenerative disorders, from traumatic injury or toxic damage to diseases such as Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, axonal degeneration represents an essential pathological feature. ... Full story

New 'big data' study aims to unlock clues about neurodegeneration

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability and debilitation in Canada’s senior population. It costs Canadians billions of dollars per year – a figure expected to grow tenfold over the next 20 years including a tenfold increase in demand for long-term care. ... Full story

Rutgers Scientists Find New Benefit to Lou Gehrig's Drug in Treating Melanoma

A drug used to treat Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS) makes radiation more effective when treating melanoma that has metastasized to the brain, according to new research on laboratory models at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy at Rutgers. ... Full story

Portable stimulator being tested on Parkinson patients

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy have shown that a weak electric “noise” can improve balance and motor skills in patients with Parkinson’s disease. In cooperation with NASA, the research team has now developed a portable prototype that will be used in long-term studies of Parkinson’s patients in their home environment. ... Full story

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