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2014-07-28 12:57:00

An experimental anti-inflammatory drug can protect vulnerable neurons and reduce motor deficits in a rat model of Parkinson’s disease.

2014-07-16 12:42:09

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine have discovered that the protein PARC/CUL9 helps neurons and brain cancer cells override the biochemical mechanisms that lead to cell death in most other cells.

2014-06-29 12:21:03

WASHINGTON, June 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In work supported by The ALS Association, researchers have shown that increasing the clearance of misfolded protein from neurons improves

2014-06-24 10:39:41

Researchers believe they have learned how mutations in the gene that causes Huntington’s disease kill brain cells, a finding that could open new opportunities for treating the fatal disorder.

2014-06-17 10:58:53

It's broadly assumed that cells degrade and recycle their own old or damaged organelles, but researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Kennedy Krieger Institute have discovered that some neurons transfer unwanted mitochondria – the tiny power plants inside cells – to supporting glial cells called astrocytes for disposal.

2014-06-09 10:30:56

Motorists in Los Angeles, San Francisco and other gridlocked cities could learn something from the fruit fly.

2014-05-28 08:26:44

- Preclinical data demonstrates reduction of Alzheimer's brain deficits to lower toxic Amyloid-beta and restored synaptic loss - PLANTATION, Fla., May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Neurotrope,

2014-05-27 23:06:05

MetLife Foundation has announced the recipients of the 2014 MetLife Foundation Awards for Medical Research: Riqiang Yan, Ph.D., vice chair of the Department of Neurosciences, Lerner Research

2014-05-22 08:31:13

--Research Includes Stem Cells, Imaging and Exercise for Cognition-- MIAMI, May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National

2014-04-28 23:13:23

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Word of the Day
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.