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Parkinson’s Disease Cell Therapy Relieves Symptoms in Monkeys
Abby Olena | Aug 30, 2017
Neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells fill in for lost dopamine neurons in a primate model of the disease.
A Potential Remedy for the Aging Brain
Aggie Mika | Aug 8, 2017
In mice, injected fragments of a naturally occurring protein boost memory in young and old animals and improve cognition and mobility in a model of neurodegenerative disease.
Deep Brain Stimulation Without Surgery
Aggie Mika | Jun 1, 2017
Using interfering high-frequency currents applied to the surface of the mouse skull, scientists can noninvasively target brain regions buried below the cortical surface.
Exploring the Mechanisms of Music Therapy
Elizabeth Stegemöller | Mar 1, 2017
The principles of neuroplasticity may underlie the positive effects of music therapy in treating a diversity of diseases.
As the Brain Ages, Glial-Cell Gene Expression Changes Most
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 10, 2017
Researchers describe how gene expression in different human brain regions is altered with age.
Gut Microbes Linked to Neurodegenerative Disease
Abby Olena | Dec 1, 2016
Bacteria in the intestine influence motor dysfunction and neuroinflammation in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease.
Tanya Lewis | Apr 18, 2016
The same brain mechanism by which surprising events interrupt movements may also be involved in disrupting cognition, according to a study.
New Hope for Alzheimer’s Blood Test
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2015
Using autoantibodies as biomarkers, researchers could soon identify people at the highest risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases much earlier than existing methods.
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2015
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Why DBS Works for Parkinson’s?
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2015
Deep-brain stimulation may effectively treat slow movement, tremor, and rigidity in Parkinson’s patients by reducing synchronicity of neural activity in the motor cortex.