Latest Unsolved problems in neuroscience Stories

2012-07-19 06:37:25

Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease that affects approximately 5.3 million Americans, particularly the elderly. These numbers are expected to increase, unless a cure is found.

2012-07-19 02:40:57

Using a two-photon microscope capable of peering deep within living tissue, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found new evidence that alpha-synuclein protein build-up inside neurons causes them to not only become "leaky," but also to misfire due to calcium fluxes.

Muscles Paralyzed During Sleep
2012-07-18 17:15:13

Finding may suggest new treatments for sleep disorders

2012-07-18 01:06:44

Diagnostic tests are increasingly capable of identifying plaques and tangles present in Alzheimer's disease, yet the disease remains untreatable.

2012-07-17 11:58:49

A buildup of sodium in the brain detected by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a biomarker for the degeneration of nerve cells that occurs in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS).

2012-07-17 10:09:41

A team of scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory led by Scott Noggle, PhD, NYSCF–Charles Evans Senior Research Fellow for Alzheimer's Disease, has developed the first cell-based model of Alzheimer's disease (AD) by reprogramming skin cells of Alzheimer's patients to become brain cells that are affected in Alzheimer's.

2012-07-17 06:34:53

A new study marks the beginning of important research that could potentially help develop and assess treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).

Dementia Symptoms Linked To Naps, Sleep Quality
2012-07-17 06:21:52

Based on a number of studies, they concluded that naps could be linked to dementia and that the sleeping patterns of the elderly could help diagnose dementia.

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