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Testing for Dementia: Brain damage linked to increased dementia risk for decades after injury
Testing for Dementia: Brain damage linked to increased dementia risk for decades after injury
News   Feb 09, 2018

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been associated with dementia, but the association has not been studied over a long period of time, until now.

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Transcriptional Regulation of Memory Formation in the Hippocampus
Transcriptional Regulation of Memory Formation in the Hippocampus
News   Feb 09, 2018

Neuroscientists have uncovered a cellular pathway that allows specific synapses to become stronger during memory formation. The findings provide the first glimpse of the molecular mechanism by which long-term memories are encoded in a region of the hippocampus called CA3.

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Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reduces Symptoms of Fatigue in MS Patients
Deep Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Reduces Symptoms of Fatigue in MS Patients
News   Feb 08, 2018

A pilot study conducted by researchers has shown that treatment with deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) significantly reduces symptoms of fatigue in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS)

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Beer Compound Could Help Metabolic Syndrome Sufferers
Beer Compound Could Help Metabolic Syndrome Sufferers
News   Feb 08, 2018

A group of compounds derived from hops can likely improve cognitive and other functions in people with metabolic syndrome, new research suggests.

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Mind-Controlling Molecules From Wasp Venom Could Someday Help Parkinson’s Patients
Mind-Controlling Molecules From Wasp Venom Could Someday Help Parkinson’s Patients
News   Feb 08, 2018

Scientists have discovered of a new family of peptides in the venom of a parasitic wasp that could be key to controlling the minds of its prey, and might even help researchers develop better Parkinson’s disease treatments.

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Eye Could Provide “Window to the Brain” After Stroke
Eye Could Provide “Window to the Brain” After Stroke
News   Feb 08, 2018

Preliminary results suggest strokes also affect the eye.

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Astrocytes Regulate Breathing Rhythms
Astrocytes Regulate Breathing Rhythms
News   Feb 08, 2018

Astrocytes regulate rhythmic activity of preBötzinger complex neurons.

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Nanoparticles Enable Non-Invasive Optogenetic Control of Brain Cell Activity With Near-Infrared Light
Nanoparticles Enable Non-Invasive Optogenetic Control of Brain Cell Activity With Near-Infrared Light
News   Feb 08, 2018

New technique reveals upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) can act as a conduit for laser light delivered from outside the skull.

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Soil Characteristics Predictive For Chronic Wasting Disease Persistence
Soil Characteristics Predictive For Chronic Wasting Disease Persistence
News   Feb 07, 2018

Deer infected with chronic wasting disease are doomed to a slow and certain death, there is no cure and no vaccine, and the number of infected deer continues to rise every year. However, researchers have now found that soil characteristics, such as clay content and pH, help to predict where the disease is more likely to persist which could aid future management schemes.

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Compound Prevents Neurological Damage, Shows Cognitive Benefits in Mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease
Compound Prevents Neurological Damage, Shows Cognitive Benefits in Mouse model of Alzheimer’s Disease
News   Feb 07, 2018

Mouse nicotinamide riboside study shows potential for human research.

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