AI Used To Predict Life-Threatening Bacterial Disease in Dogs
Leptospirosis is a serious disease that dogs can get from drinking water contaminated with Leptospira bacteria. Veterinarians have discovered a technique to predict leptospirosis in dogs through the use of artificial intelligence.
ALS Compound Could Be More Effective Than Existing Drugs
New research on the experimental drug, NU-9, invented and developed by two Northwestern University scientists to treat ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), shows it is more effective than existing FDA-approved drugs for the disease.
New Statistical Method Could Improve Brain Mapping
Researchers have proposed a new statistical model for brain mapping, the goal of which is to identify brain regions associated with different traits, such as diseases, cognitive scores or behaviors.
How RNA Granules Change Depending on Neural Activity
Scientists have shown that small aggregates of various RNA binding proteins and mRNA have an important role in the regulation of neural activity.
Gene Therapy Could Offer Treatment for Rare Neurological Disorder
A viral gene therapy could correct defects in a thyroid hormone "transporter", offering a potential treatment for a severe neurological disorder.
Drug Promotes Repair on Undamaged Side of Brain in Mouse Model of Ischemic Stroke
A study has shown that the drug gabapentin can promote repair and plasticity in the undamaged side of the brain after a stroke, enhancing movement recovery.
Short-Term Mindfulness Training Does Not Cause Structural Brain Changes
New research has found that mindfulness interventions do not lead to structural brain changes, contrary to previous findings.
Brain Mechanism for Common Age-Related Memory Loss Pinpointed
Neuroscientists have pinpointed a mechanism in the brain responsible for a common type of age-related memory loss.
How Freshwater Cyanobacteria Produce a Potent Neurotoxin, Guanitoxin
Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego, the University of São Paulo and UC Santa Cruz collaborated to discover and validate the enzymes responsible for the production of one of the most toxic and fast-acting neurotoxins associated with freshwater harmful algal blooms in lakes and ponds.
Drug Compound Targets Signaling Regulator and Reduces Anxiety-Like Behavior in Mice
Researchers have developed a brain-permeable compound (25-106) that targets a signaling regulator in brain neurons. The team notes that when the new compound was administered to mice, it could alter their neurobehavior and reduce anxiety-like behavior.