Ataxin Links Long Term-Memory and NeurodegenerationNews
Scientists have just discovered that a small region of a cellular protein that helps long-term memories form also drives the neurodegeneration seen in motor neuron disease (MND)READ MORE
New Inherited Neurodevelopmental Disease DiscoveredNews
Researchers have identified a new inherited neurodevelopmental disease that causes slow growth, seizures and learning difficulties in humans.READ MORE
Learning Changes Responses of Different Cell Types in Visual CortexNews
Up until now, few studies have measured and modelled the activity of multiple cell classes in parallel.READ MORE
Can We One Day Remove the Effects of Tiredness on the Brain?News
The project will lay the groundwork for the development of new countermeasures to reduce the harmful cognitive effects of sleep deprivation in military operations and other around-the-clock, safety-critical settings.
Scientists report having developed a new technique to analyze, with unprecedented quantitative precision, how cells initiate the removal of defective mitochondria by the cell’s autophagy, or “self-eating,” system. The methodology allowed them to study, for the first time, this process in human neurons derived from stem cells.READ MORE
In studies in mice, the researchers were able to show that blocking a particular receptor located on astrocytes normalized brain function and improved memory performance.READ MORE
UT Southwestern researchers today published in Nature atomic-scale blueprints of the most abundant class of brain nicotinic acetylcholine receptors. A structural understanding of the protein, found in neurons, could lead to new ways to treat nicotine addiction from smoking and vaping.
A research team has discovered a circuit in the brains of mice connecting circadian rhythm to aggressive behaviour.READ MORE
Patients with asthma and hay fever have an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders, finds a new study,the first to find a connection between common allergies and the overall risk of developing psychiatric disorders. The findings could have implications for how doctors care for and monitor patients with allergic diseases.READ MORE
Latest research from psychologists and neuroscientists points to subtle differences in brain connectivity impacting young people with Conduct Disorder.READ MORE
Gathering information before making a decision is considered a hallmark of intelligence. Researchers at the University of Oxford’s Centre for Neural Circuits and Behaviour have discovered what happens in a brain before a decision is made.READ MORE
The Cancer Research UK Brain Tumour Awards have been launched in partnership with The Brain Tumour Charity.
The aim of the awards is to help advance our understanding about the biology of the disease and the challenges translating discoveries into treatments.
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