Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research
Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research
The three-month moratorium comes after a former prion researcher was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.
Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research
Citing Safety, French Institutions Temporarily Halt Prion Research

The three-month moratorium comes after a former prion researcher was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

The three-month moratorium comes after a former prion researcher was diagnosed with Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease.

neurology
Mapping Neuronal Gene Expression to Understand Pain
Mapping Neuronal Gene Expression to Understand Pain
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Advanced Cell Diagnostics | Jul 15, 2021
Ted Price, Diana Tavares-Ferreira, and Stephanie Shiers discuss how mapping gene expression at the neuronal level provides insight into pain mechanisms and anti-pain drug development.
Seizures Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Seizures Common in Hospitalized COVID-19 Patients
Emma Yasinski | Apr 12, 2021
The death rate was higher among those who experienced the seizures, according to a study conducted during the early days of the pandemic.
Gaining Biological Insights into Brain Development Using Single Cell Technologies
Gaining Biological Insights into Brain Development Using Single Cell Technologies
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with 10x Genomics | Apr 12, 2021
Richard Smith will discuss the importance of ionic flux in in utero neuronal development.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Asher Jones | Mar 31, 2021
A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.
Brain Stimulation Tested to Awaken Coma Patients
Brain Stimulation Tested to Awaken Coma Patients
Shawna Williams | Feb 5, 2021
Two out of three people who received noninvasive ultrasound appear to have gained some level of consciousness, according to preliminary trial results.
Special Report
COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain
COVID-19’s Effects on the Brain
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 20, 2021
Autopsy studies have yet to find clear evidence of destructive viral invasion into patients’ brains, pushing researchers to consider alternative explanations of how SARS-CoV-2 causes neurological symptoms.
The Brain on COVID-19
The Brain on COVID-19
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Dec 21, 2020
Connecting the dots between COVID-19 and neurological disorders
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Mystery Illness Cluster in India May Be Due to Neurotoxin
Lisa Winter | Dec 9, 2020
Health officials are searching for possible exposures to heavy metals, but no sources of contamination have been identified.
Beyond Acute Respiration: SARS-CoV-2's Effects on Long-Term Physiology
Beyond Acute Respiration: SARS-CoV-2's Effects on Long-Term Physiology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 11, 2020
John Connolly and Masataka Nishiga discuss the effects of SARS-CoV-2 on the neurological and cardiovascular systems.
Breaking Down Barriers
Breaking Down Barriers
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 19, 2020
Looking at the future of neurodegeneration research!
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Non-Concussive Head Hits Influence the Brain’s Microstructure
Lisa Winter | Oct 1, 2020
Comparing the brain scans of high-impact rugby players with those of athletes in noncontact sports, such as rowing and swimming, revealed tiny, yet significant, differences in the brain’s white matter.
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Newly Found Alzheimer’s Plaque Type Linked to Early-Onset Disease
Ian Le Guillou | Sep 28, 2020
These “coarse-grained” plaques resemble those that clog up the brain’s blood vessels in a different disease, pointing to links between the vascular system and the neurodegenerative disease.
Blood Replacement Rescues Mice from Stroke Damage
Blood Replacement Rescues Mice from Stroke Damage
Amanda Heidt | Aug 31, 2020
When mice that had suffered a stroke were given blood from a healthy donor, they experienced less tissue and neurological damage.
Identifying Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers of COVID-19
Identifying Neuroinflammatory Biomarkers of COVID-19
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 20, 2020
Functional proteomics detects elevated neuroinflammatory markers in patient plasma and cerebrospinal fluid!
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Flu and Pneumonia Vaccines Linked to Reduced Risk of Alzheimer’s
Amanda Heidt | Jul 27, 2020
The authors propose that the shots might keep the immune system primed to battle diseases that would otherwise contribute to cognitive decline.
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
SARS-CoV-2 Can Infect Human Brain Organoids
Katarina Zimmer | Jul 9, 2020
The results are a proof-of-concept that the novel coronavirus can replicate in neurons, but it’s too soon to say whether this occurs in people with COVID-19.
Dozens More Cases of Neurological Problems in COVID-19 Reported  
Dozens More Cases of Neurological Problems in COVID-19 Reported  
Amanda Heidt | Jul 8, 2020
SARS-CoV-2 generally attacks the lungs, but researchers are also stressing its effects on the brain in a fraction of patients.
Astrocyte-to-Neuron Method Reverses Neurodegeneration in Mice
Astrocyte-to-Neuron Method Reverses Neurodegeneration in Mice
Ruth Williams | Jun 24, 2020
The cell conversion strategy restores neurons and motor functions lost as a result of an induced Parkinson’s-like illness in the animals.
RNAi Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease Therapy
RNAi Mechanisms in Neurodegenerative Disease Therapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jun 23, 2020
Experts will explore how RNAi mechanisms can modulate gene expression for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and how new methods for their use are being developed.