Category: Neuroscience

Alzheimer’s breakthrough: brain metals that may drive disease progression revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research...

Mechanism controlling multiple sclerosis risk identified

Multiple sclerosis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, affecting people at a relatively young age. Most are...

Study of bonobos finds that day care pays off for the babysitters

Drawn to a behavior she didn’t understand, a UO researcher watching bonobos in a zoo has revealed how young female bonobos prepare for...

Genes associated with infantile forms of schizophrenia identified

Discovery will aid diagnosis and development of treatments Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) and...

Rare mutation of gene carried by Québec family gives insight into how the brain is wired

The study of a Québec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill led team...

Study: African-Americans who attend church less likely to suffer mental-health issues than those who don’t

African-Americans who regularly attend church are far less likely to suffer from mental-health issues, including depression and suicide,...

Shared genetics may shape treatment options for certain brain disorders

Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing...

Often Overlooked Glial Cell Is Key to Learning and Memory

Glial cells surround neurons and provide support — not unlike hospital staff and nurses supporting doctors to keep operations running...

A Sprinkle of Platinum Nanoparticles Onto Graphene Makes Brain Probes More Sensitive

Graphene electrodes could enable higher quality imaging of brain cell activity thanks to new research by a team of engineers and...

There’s Waldo! Recording the activity of individual visual-targeting neurons

Writing in the latest issue of the journal Current Biology, the team describes how they recorded the activity of individual...