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Research Team Discovers Compound that Stops Cancer From Spreading
Research Team Discovers Compound that Stops Cancer From Spreading
News   Jun 23, 2018

Using a mouse model, OHSU physician-scientists lead effort to hone a drug that inhibits cancer cells from spreading to other areas in the body.

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Watching Stem Cells Repair Spinal Cord in Real Time
Watching Stem Cells Repair Spinal Cord in Real Time
News   Jun 23, 2018

Clues to the reversal of brain and spine injury.

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Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals that May Drive Disease Progression Revealed
Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals that May Drive Disease Progression Revealed
News   Jun 23, 2018

Understanding the impact and management of these metals could lead to more effective future therapies for Alzheimer’s.

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People with Schizophrenia Account for More than 1 in 10 Suicide Cases
People with Schizophrenia Account for More than 1 in 10 Suicide Cases
News   Jun 23, 2018

Suicide risk assessments early in the course of illness should be emphasized, researchers say.

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Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Basis
Psychiatric Disorders Share a Common Genetic Basis
News   Jun 22, 2018

Psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder often run in families. In a new international collaboration, researchers explored the genetic connections between these and other disorders of the brain at a scale that far eclipses previous work on the subject. The team determined that psychiatric disorders share many genetic variants, while neurological disorders (such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s) appear more distinct.

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Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk Identified
Mechanism Controlling Multiple Sclerosis Risk Identified
News   Jun 22, 2018

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet have now discovered a new mechanism of a major risk gene for multiple sclerosis (MS) that triggers disease through so-called epigenetic regulation. They also found a protective genetic variant that reduces the risk for MS through the same mechanism.

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Bogong Moths Use Magnetic Fields to Navigate
Bogong Moths Use Magnetic Fields to Navigate
News   Jun 21, 2018

have found that the moths, like migratory birds, depend on the Earth's magnetic field to guide them on their way.

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Herpesvirus and Alzheimer's Link: High abundance of Herpes genes in postmortem Alzheimer's brain tissue
Herpesvirus and Alzheimer's Link: High abundance of Herpes genes in postmortem Alzheimer's brain tissue
News   Jun 21, 2018

Data from three different brain banks to suggest that human herpesviruses are more abundant in the brains of Alzheimer's patients and may play a role in regulatory genetic networks that are believed to lead to the disease.

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The Neurons that Rewrite Traumatic Memories
The Neurons that Rewrite Traumatic Memories
News   Jun 21, 2018

Neuroscientists at EPFL have located the cells that help reprogram long-lasting memories of traumatic experiences towards safety, a first in neuroscience.

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New Screening Tool Could Diagnose Dementia From Home
New Screening Tool Could Diagnose Dementia From Home
News   Jun 21, 2018

An international team of scientists have developed a new way to screen for age-related cognitive decline at home using a test which asks people to detect sounds and flashes on their laptop or phone. Developed by researchers from Switzerland and the UK, the study shows that the simple, cost-effective test may be used to help improve early diagnosis of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and provide interventions as early as possible.

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