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Research Points To Potential Therapeutic Approach To Alzheimer's Disease
2013-06-26 15:32:27

University of California - Santa Barbara Building on research published eight years ago in the journal Chemistry and Biology, Kenneth S. Kosik, Harriman Professor in Neuroscience and co-director of the Neuroscience Research Institute (NRI) at UC Santa Barbara, and his team have now applied their findings to two distinct, well-known mouse models, demonstrating a new potential target in the fight against Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The results were published online...

Nerve-less Sponge Has Clues To Nervous System Evolution
2012-06-18 15:25:18

UC Santa Barbara scientists turned to the simple sponge to find clues about the evolution of the complex nervous system and found that, but for a mechanism that coordinates the expression of genes that lead to the formation of neural synapses, sponges and the rest of the animal world may not be so distant after all. Their findings, titled "Functionalization of a protosynaptic gene expression network," are published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. "If you're...

2011-03-31 00:00:29

"Staying Mentally Sharp" is a priority; how to retool lifelong brain health in light of emerging research is key question Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 30, 2011 The second annual virtual SharpBrains Summit: Retooling Brain Health for the 21st Century, will be held March 30th "“April 1st. This year's summit will showcase innovations in research labs, educational and healthcare practice and policy forums as well as innovations by insurers and fitness companies. "Staying sharp mentally...

2010-12-09 20:12:38

Remarkable progress in understanding how stem cell biology works has been reported by a team of leading scientists, directed by experts at UC Santa Barbara. Their research has been published in the journal Cell Stem Cell. Stem cell biology is making waves around the world with great hope for the eventual repair of parts of the body. While many scientists see these breakthroughs as viable, there are hurdles that must be overcome, including the worrisome potential for introducing cancer when...

2009-12-23 16:47:33

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have made a major discovery in how the brain encodes memories. The finding, published in the December 24 issue of the journal Neuron, could eventually lead to the development of new drugs to aid memory. The team of scientists is the first to uncover a central process in encoding memories that occurs at the level of the synapse, where neurons connect with each other. "When we learn new things, when we store memories, there are a number of things that have to...

2009-02-06 08:54:59

Scientists at UC Santa Barbara have discovered that a protein called BAG2 is important for understanding Alzheimer's disease and may open up new targets for drug discovery. They are ready to move from studying these proteins in culture to finding out how they work with mice.In a paper published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, the scientists describe important activities of BAG2 in cleaning up brain cells. The protein tau is normally found in brain cells, but scientists don't know...


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