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Test Successfully Identifies Which Research Results in Mice Will Help Humans With MS
Test Successfully Identifies Which Research Results in Mice Will Help Humans With MS
News   Aug 18, 2017

In determining which genes are conserved across species, the researchers also discovered a new gene that improves myelin repair.

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Brain Circuit Dedicated to Retrieving Memories Discovered at MIT
Brain Circuit Dedicated to Retrieving Memories Discovered at MIT
News   Aug 18, 2017

MIT neuroscientists have now shown, for the first time, that recalling a memory requires a “detour” circuit that branches off from the original memory circuit.

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 Researchers Make Surprising Discovery About How Neurons Talk to Each Other
Researchers Make Surprising Discovery About How Neurons Talk to Each Other
News   Aug 18, 2017

The new findings, made in fruit flies and mice, challenge the existing dogma about how neurons that release the chemical signal dopamine communicate, and may have important implications for many dopamine-related diseases.

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Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function
Circular RNA Linked to Brain Function
News   Aug 15, 2017

When a RNA molecule called Cdr1as was deleted from the genome of mice, the animals had problems filtering out unnecessary information – like patients suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders.

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New Version of CRISPR Corrects RNA Defects Linked to Huntington’s, ALS
New Version of CRISPR Corrects RNA Defects Linked to Huntington’s, ALS
News   Aug 15, 2017

Researchers have used CRISPR to correct the molecular mistakes that lead to microsatellite repeat expansion diseases, which include myotonic dystrophy types 1 and 2, the most common form of hereditary ALS, and Huntington's disease.

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Specific Gene Combinations Linked to Glioblastoma
Specific Gene Combinations Linked to Glioblastoma
News   Aug 15, 2017

A Yale-led team of researchers has identified specific gene combinations that can cause the deadly brain cancer glioblastoma, using new technology that can also pinpoint triggers of other types cancers.

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Brain-in-a-Dish Models Neuroinflammation
Brain-in-a-Dish Models Neuroinflammation
News   Aug 11, 2017

A human stem cell-based model of a rare, but devastating, inherited neurological autoimmune condition called Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome has been created.

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siRNA Treatment for Brain Cancer Stops Tumor Growth in Mouse Model
siRNA Treatment for Brain Cancer Stops Tumor Growth in Mouse Model
News   Aug 10, 2017

Early phase Northwestern Medicine research published in PNAS has demonstrated a potential new therapeutic strategy for treating deadly glioblastoma brain tumors.

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Human Gut Microbe May Herald New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
Human Gut Microbe May Herald New Treatment for Multiple Sclerosis
News   Aug 09, 2017

Of three bacterial strains, researchers discovered that one microbe, Prevotella histicola, effectively suppressed immune disease in the preclinical model of MS.

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Genetic Basis of Radiation-induced Brain Cancer Identified
Genetic Basis of Radiation-induced Brain Cancer Identified
News   Aug 09, 2017

Neuroscientists have uncovered the genetic basis for why many long-term survivors of childhood cancer develop meningiomas, the most common adult brain tumour, decades after their treatment with cranial radiation.

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