Topic List : Neuroscience
Proteins in blood indicate people’s age
Protein levels in people’s blood can predict their age, a Stanford study has found. The study also found that aging isn’t a smoothly continuous process.
Epilepsy-associated cognitive disruption
Transient bursts of high-frequency electrical activity in epileptic brain tissue can impair cognition even when no seizure is occurring, Stanford scientists have found.
Cause of deadly neurological disease found
A drug may help children with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease, a deadly neurological disorder, according to a study by researchers at Stanford, UCSF and Cambridge.
$4.75 million for high-risk, high-reward research
Jin Hyung Lee will receive $3.5 million to study the use of innovative technology to analyze brain circuitry, and Corey Keller will receive $1.25 million to fund work into brain stimulation treatments for mental illness.
Potential new way to detect, treat Parkinson’s
In human cell cultures, countering a defect that appears to be nearly universal among patients with Parkinson’s disease prevents death in the cells whose loss causes the disease.
Substance may counter neurodegeneration
A Stanford research team has identified an oddball way brain cells spread inflammation in several neurodegenerative diseases — and an approach that could counter them all.
Mild head trauma damages brain barrier
Researchers at Stanford and Trinity College in Dublin report preliminary evidence of damage to the brain’s protective barrier in adolescent and adult athletes even if they did not report a concussion.
Scientists boost neuron recovery in rats
Stanford researchers blocked a molecule to help restore neurons in rats in which the flow of fresh blood to the brain was reduced. The approach could lead to new treatments for people who have suffered a stroke or cardiac arrest.
Glove to treat symptoms of stroke
Strokes often have a devastating impact on our hands. Now, Stanford researchers are collaborating on a vibrating glove that could improve hand function after a stroke.
Dennis Wall on new discoveries in autism genetics
Wall discusses how he and his collaborators used whole-genome data from hundreds of families affected by autism to identify 16 new autism risk genes and a rare genetic syndrome that explains some cases of the disorder.