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2014-01-29 13:07:05

A new study shows that, when properly manipulated, a population of support cells found in the brain called astrocytes could provide a new and promising approach to treat Parkinson's disease.

Stalling Symptoms Of Parkinson's Disease Using Long-term Spinal Cord Stimulation
2014-01-24 11:11:58

Researchers at Duke Medicine have shown that continuing spinal cord stimulation appears to produce improvements in symptoms of Parkinson's disease, and may protect critical neurons from injury or deterioration.

Optogenetics Therapy Binge Drinking
2014-01-06 15:09:17

A team of researchers has stumbled upon a way to stop binge drinking in animals using light stimulation of specific neurons.

2013-12-18 11:47:56

Scientists have identified the biological pathway that explains Gaucher disease (GD) patients' higher risk for developing Parkinson's disease (PD).

MRI Technique Reveals Low Iron In Brains Of ADHD Patients
2013-12-02 08:11:55

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a noninvasive way to measure iron levels in the brains of people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

Monkey Sense Without Seeing
2013-11-20 08:05:54

The human ability to locate and avoid objects in their peripheral field of vision with little more than a sideways glace could also be present in monkeys.

ADHD Drug Ritalin Shown To Control Impulsiveness In Rhesus Monkeys
2013-11-14 07:30:27

Impulsive monkeys were more likely to accept delayed gratification after being given a dose of methylphenidate, the active ingredient of the drug Ritalin, according to new research.


Word of the Day
saggar
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.
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