Retinal Computations Explored at the Circuit LevelNews
Understanding how the retina transforms images from the outside world into signals that the brain can interpret would not only result in insights into brain computations, but could also be useful for medicine.READ MORE
Scientists Discover Fundamental Rule of Brain PlasticityNews
When one synapse strengthens, neighboring synapses weaken immediately based on the action of a crucial protein called Arc.READ MORE
Synaptic Threshold Mechanism Computes 'When to Escape'News
How does your brain decide what to do in a threatening situation? A new paper describes a mechanism by which the brain classifies the level of a threat and decides when to escape.
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.READ MORE
Clues to the reversal of brain and spine injury.READ MORE
Understanding the impact and management of these metals could lead to more effective future therapies for Alzheimer’s.
Suicide risk assessments early in the course of illness should be emphasized, researchers say.READ MORE
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.
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.
Herpesvirus and Alzheimer's Link: High abundance of Herpes genes in postmortem Alzheimer's brain tissueNews 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.READ MORE
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.READ MORE