Topic List : Neuroscience
AA best for alcohol abstinence, study finds
A Stanford researcher and two collaborators conducted an extensive review of Alcoholics Anonymous studies and found that the fellowship helps more people achieve sobriety than therapy does.
Brain waves can determine drug response
Researchers used electroencephalography and artificial intelligence to identify individuals who would likely respond to sertraline, the antidepressant marketed as Zoloft.
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.