Coffee Compounds Could Team Up to Fight Parkinson’s?News
Rutgers scientists have found a compound in coffee that may team up with caffeine to fight Parkinson's disease and Lewy body dementia - two progressive and currently incurable diseases associated with brain degeneration.
Deciphering Mechanisms of Childhood Tumor Growth & RegressionNews
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have studied the genetic factors behind different tumor subtypes and their prognoses. Their findings enable clinicians to predict the precise clinical course of the disease, and to adapt their treatment regimens accordingly.Read more
The Yin-Yang of DopamineNews
For decades, psychologists have viewed the neurotransmitter dopamine as a double-edged sword: released in the brain as a reward to train us to seek out pleasurable experiences, but also a “drug” the constant pursuit of which leads to addiction. According to a new study from UC Berkeley, that’s only one face of dopamine.
Worried You are Dating a Psychopath? Signs to Look for, According to ScienceArticle
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Understanding the Role of BDNF on GABAergic neurotransmissionArticle
Researchers have identified a mechanism by which brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) can suppress GABAergic transmission in hippocampus. In this article, Dr. Rajamani Selvam explains how he and his team achieved these results, and their potential impact on the treatment of neurological disease.Read more
Light Sheet Imaging Helps Capture Zebrafish Neural DevelopmentArticle
A video showing the birth of an incredible network of neurons in the nervous system of a Zebrafish has won first prize at the Nikon Small World in Motion Awards, which highlight the best in photography and video captured through the microscope lens. We caught up with researchers behind the video to find out more.Read more
'Microdosers' of LSD and Magic Mushrooms are Wiser and More CreativeArticle
Researchers just ran the first ever pre-registered scientific study on the microdosing of psychedelics and found some very promising results.Read more
Inflamyloid: What Is It and Why Is It Important in Alzheimer's Disease?Article
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the leading cause of dementia worldwide. Classically, the “amyloid” hypothesis, which ties the disease’s spread to that of amyloid protein, is thought to underlie AD’s pathology. After years of mixed to negative results in clinical trials, new research is underway to investigate what role the brain’s own immune system plays in amyloid-driven disease; an “infl-amyloid” hypothesis.
Through the Looking Glass of Single Cell ProteomicsArticle
To pick apart the differences between individual cells in complex multicellular organisms, we need to look at cells one-by-one. This article takes a look at how several scientists in North America are using single cell proteomics (SCP) technologies to discern disease pathogenesis and enhance directed stem-cell differentiation.Read more