Latest Neurotrophin Stories
Researchers have identified a compound that mimics one of the brain's own growth factors and can protect brain cells against damage in several animal models of neurological disease.
2 major studies in 2 months make a new case for an old suspect in the mystery of how memory works.
Cells release nourishing growth factor in key area.
An investigative drug deprived non-Hodgkin lymphoma cells of their ability to survive too long and multiply too fast, according to an early study published recently in the journal Experimental Hematology.
UC Irvine scientists have shown for the first time that neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, raising hopes of a potential treatment for the leading cause of elderly dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the U.S.
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New research sheds light on a neural growth factor called proBDNF, finding that it is present and potentially active during the perinatal period when the brain's circuitry and memory-encoding regions are being refined.
"Our discovery sheds light on how the nerve supply to the cardiovascular system is established during development," said Agnieszka Balkowiec, M.D., Ph.D., principal investigator, OHSU School of Dentistry assistant professor of integrative biosciences and OHSU School of Medicine adjunct assistant professor of physiology and pharmacology.
In a study in mice, exercise was found to reverse the age-related decline in the production of neural stem cells in the brain, scientists in Taiwan said.
U.S. scientists say they've discovered deep brain stimulation, a surgical procedure used in Parkinson's disease, halts dopamine-cell loss in animal models.
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