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NIH Marks Millions for Brain Injury
Jef Akst | Dec 17, 2013
With support from the National Football League, the federal agency selects eight projects to receive $14 million in funding for the study of traumatic brain injury.
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.
New Alzheimer’s-Associated Genes
Tracy Vence | Oct 28, 2013
A GWAS meta-analysis identifies 11 new loci associated with onset of the neurodegenerative disease.
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 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.
Sniffing out Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Oct 9, 2013
A peanut-butter smell test could help diagnose the neurodegenerative disease in its early stages.
Autophagy’s Role in Alzheimer’s
Abby Olena | Oct 3, 2013
Researchers show that amyloid beta is secreted from neurons in an autophagy-dependent manner.
Smell and the Degenerating Brain
Richard L. Doty | Oct 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?
Week in Review: September 16–20
Tracy Vence | Sep 20, 2013
Dealing with anonymous misconduct allegations; efficiently generating iPSCs; distinguishing viral infections from non-viral; imaging tau in vivo
NFL Settles Concussion Case
Jef Akst | Aug 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.
A Blood Test for Alzheimer’s?
Jef Akst | Jul 30, 2013
Circulating microRNAs could help doctors diagnose the neurodegenerative disease.