Tau Protein Spread in Brains of Alzheimer's Disease Measured

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Karolinska Scientists map Alzheimer's disease progression to tau protein spread in PET imaging study.

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Zika Virus Persists in Brain and Lymph Tissue for up to 72 Days

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Study using Rhesus monkeys describes how the Zika virus can hide from the body's immune system in brain and lymph tissue for up 72 days. And also describes the possible mechanism by which Zika causes microcephaly in gestating babies.

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Brain Uses Novel RIP3K Signalling to Fight-Off West Nile Virus

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Researchers describe their findings that RIP3K is neuroprotective upon West Nile virus infection

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Mechanisms Behind Sensory Deficits in Parkinson's Disease Uncovered

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Scientists at the Karolinska have performed in vivo electrophysiological characterizations of sensory responses to whisker twitches and reveal the sensory deficits observed in a Parkinson's model are rescued by L-DOPA, the most commonly prescribed Parkinson's Disease drug.

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Hippocampal Interneuron

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Image of a single hippocampal interneuron

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Neurons Act to Resist Weight-Loss Through Dieting

Neurons Act to Resist Weight-Loss Through Dieting

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A study carried out in mice may help explain why dieting can be an inefficient way to lose weight: key brain cells act as a trigger to prevent us burning calories when food is scarce.

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Cocaine Triggers Addictive Neurological Changes Earlier Than Originally Thought
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PET scans reveal reacreational user's brains respond in the same way to addicts, suggesting casual users of the drug are futher along the road to addiction than they may realize.

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Enabling Animal-free Large Scale Toxicity Testing
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New method enables to screening a large number of chemicals including environmental pollutants, cosmetics, food preservatives and drugs for potential toxicity.

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Asymmetric Neuronal Circuitry Underlies Visual Motion Processing
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Scientists have characterized the cortical areas that encode visual movement and reveal a striking asymmetry in how it is represented.

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