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A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

New research shows how scientists were able to create a new animal model that is transforming our understanding of the biology of the human brain and creating new ways to study neurological disorders.

12/5/2014 | 0 comments
Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

12/2/2014 | 0 comments
New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

11/17/2014 | 0 comments
Food 0, Sex 1

Food 0, Sex 1

In a study that will probably elicit a collective “duh” from the average college student, researchers have discovered that male brains – at least in nematodes – are wired to ignore food so that they can instead focus on searching for a mate.

10/16/2014 | 0 comments
Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

Brain’s Support Cells May Be Important Player in Schizophrenia

New research, backed with $6 million in funding from the NIH, will seek to understand the fundamental mechanisms of schizophrenia.

10/1/2014 | 0 comments