Thursday 24 April, 2014

Researchers Identified New Therapeutic Target for ALS and Frontotemporal Degeneration

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A team of scientists led by researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research have identified a novel therapeutic approach for the most frequent genetic cause of ALS, a disorder of the regions of the brain and spinal cord that control voluntary muscle movement, and frontotemporal degeneration, More...

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Sathya Puthanveettil, PhD, is an assistant professor at The Scripps Research institute, Florida campus. (Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.)
By BioNews On Sunday, April 28th, 2013
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Scientists Create Novel Approach to Find RNAs Involved in Long-term Memory Storage

Despite decades of research, relatively little is known about the identity Continue reading “Scientists Create Novel Approach to Find RNAs Involved in Long-term Memory Storage” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, October 21st, 2012
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How brain senses location, direction decoded

Scientists have now decoded how nerve cells in the brain work in Continue reading “How brain senses location, direction decoded” »  More...

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By BioNews On Saturday, October 20th, 2012
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1st micro-structure atlas of human brain completed

A team of researchers has built the first atlas of white-matter Continue reading “1st micro-structure atlas of human brain completed” »  More...

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By BioNews On Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
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Free gravity font helps dyslexics read online

A free-gravity font, that can also be used on mobile phones Continue reading “Free gravity font helps dyslexics read online” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Newly-developed drug `may lower stroke risk after brain operations`

A new drug could reduce the risk of stroke in thousands of patients undergoing brain operations Continue reading “Newly-developed drug `may lower stroke risk after brain operations`” »  More...

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By BioNews On Monday, October 8th, 2012
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Sleeping brain acts as if remembering something

Researchers who measured during sleep the activity of a brain region involved Continue reading “Sleeping brain acts as if remembering something” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, October 7th, 2012
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Trauma switch protecting us from fear identified

Researchers have identified a trauma switch that protects us from developing irrational Continue reading “Trauma switch protecting us from fear identified” »  More...

The flattened hemisphere of a car expert subject, with hot colors showing areas that were more responsivee for faces, including the fusiform face area outlined in white. The inset shows how the researchers sorted small volumes into those maximally responsive to different categories. It shows considerable territory responding to cars within the FFA.
By BioNews On Monday, October 1st, 2012
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Auto Experts Recognize Cars Like Most People Recognize Faces

When people – and monkeys – look at faces, a special part of their brain that is about the size of a blueberry Continue reading “Auto Experts Recognize Cars Like Most People Recognize Faces” »  More...

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By IANS On Sunday, September 30th, 2012
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Brain frees you to focus on complex tasks

The brain frees you to focus on daily tasks such as driving or solving equations, by handling a set of Continue reading “Brain frees you to focus on complex tasks” »  More...