Topic List : Neuroscience
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.
Motivating kids with autism to speak
Tapping the interests and motivations of children with autism can help them understand the value of speaking and build their social skills, a new Stanford study found.
Genetics of protein aggregates in ALS
Stanford researchers identified a gene crucial to the formation of toxic proteins in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and showed how it could inform potential therapies for the disease.
ADHD impairs school readiness
In a Stanford study, 79 percent of preschoolers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder were not ready for school, compared with 13 percent of other children.
Immune cells speed aging brains’ demise
Stanford researchers have found intrusive immune cells in a place in the brains of humans and older mice where new nerve cells are born. The intruders appear to impair nerve cell generation.
Calming immune cells to treat stroke in mice
Instead of trying to fix stroke-damaged nerve cells, Stanford scientists took aim at a set of first-responder immune cells that live outside the brain but rush to the site of a stroke. It worked.
Surgeons turn to basic science in cancer fight
In 2012, a pair of neurosurgery residents traded their scrubs for lab coats in an effort to understand, at the most basic level, what causes medulloblastoma, the most common pediatric brain cancer.
Single protein impairs old mice’s memory
Impeding VCAM1, a protein that tethers circulating immune cells to blood vessel walls, enabled old mice to perform as well on memory and learning tests as young mice, a Stanford study found.