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Pfizer to Halt Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Drug Research
Jim Daley | Jan 7, 2018
The company’s recent effort to find new treatments for Alzheimer’s ended in disappointment.
Optogenetic Therapies Move Closer to Clinical Use
Shawna Williams | Nov 16, 2017
With a clinical trial underway to restore vision optogenetically, researchers also see promise in using the technique to treat deafness, pain, and other conditions.
Research Links Gut Health to Neurodegeneration
Jef Akst | Nov 13, 2017
Rodent studies presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting this week tie pathologies in the gastrointestinal tract or microbiome composition with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.
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.