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Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

While a new study shows that creatine does not slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, researchers remain committed to pursuing therapies that may help patients manage the symptoms of the disease for a longer period of time.

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

The brain’s unique process for removing waste may thwart efforts to create a blood test that can be used to quickly screen for brain injury.

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Researchers found that exposing very young mouse pups to low levels of bishphenol-A or BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastics their sturdy nature, can impair their brains’ adaptability. 

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.