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£3m Dementia Consortium Launched
News   Dec 11, 2013

New Consortium aims to boost dementia drug discovery by uniting charity, academic and private sectors in search for new treatments.

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Researchers Identify Molecule that Orients Neurons for High-Def Sensing
News   Nov 06, 2013

Many animals have highly developed senses, such as vision in carnivores, touch in mice, and hearing in bats. New research from the RIKEN Brain Science Institute has uncovered a brain molecule that can explain the existence of such finely-tuned sensory capabilities, revealing how brain cells responsible for specific senses are positioned to receive incoming sensory information.

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Mice modeling schizophrenia show key brain network in overdrive
News   Nov 06, 2013

Working with mice genetically engineered to display symptoms of schizophrenia, neuroscientists at the RIKEN-MIT Center for Neural Circuit Genetics at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT have uncovered a faulty brain mechanism that may underlie schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders in humans.

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Study Points to Possible Treatment for Brain Disorders
News   Nov 06, 2013

Clemson University scientists are working to determine how neurons are generated, which is vital to providing treatment for neurological disorders like Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC).

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Study Leads to Alzheimer's Breakthrough
News   Oct 10, 2013

Researchers at the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit have used an orally-administered compound to block a major pathway leading to brain cell death in mice, preventing neurodegeneration.

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Scientists Propose a Molecular Explanation for Degenerative Disease
News   Aug 19, 2013

An international collaboration has shed new light on the origins and molecular causes of age related degenerative conditions including Motor Neurone Disease (MND).

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