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Tuning the Brain

By Andres Lozano | October 28, 2013

Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.

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Sniffing out Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | October 9, 2013

A peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease in its early stages.

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Autophagy’s Role in Alzheimer’s

By Abby Olena | October 3, 2013

Researchers show that amyloid beta is secreted from neurons in an autophagy-dependent manner.

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Smell and the Degenerating Brain

By Richard L. Doty | October 1, 2013

An impaired sense of smell is one of the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and some other neurodegenerative diseases. Could it be a useful diagnostic tool?

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Week in Review: September 16–20

By Tracy Vence | September 20, 2013

Dealing with anonymous misconduct allegations; efficiently generating iPSCs; distinguishing viral infections from non-viral; imaging tau in vivo

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NFL Settles Concussion Case

By Jef Akst | August 29, 2013

The National Football League will pay a total of $765 million to help cover the medical expenses of more than 4,500 former players and to fund research on head injuries.

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A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?

By Jef Akst | July 30, 2013

Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease.

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Opinion: Toxicants and the Brain

By Philippe Grandjean | June 17, 2013

Investment in brain research should aim at protecting the brains of the future from harmful environmental pollutants.

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Brain Activity Breaks DNA

By Sabrina Richards | March 24, 2013

Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.

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Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps

By Ruth Williams | February 7, 2013

Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.

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