A new interface allows researchers to mix and match data from genome-wide association studies in search of genes involved in sporadic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Levodopa may have a slight edge over newer treatments for Parkinson’s disease.
Passive immunotherapy shows moderate success in a mouse model of sporadic Parkinson’s disease.
Researchers argue for a public-private superfund to advance many Alzheimer’s therapeutics projects in parallel.
Scientists advance a new explanation for how Aβ dampens synaptic plasticity.
Alpha-secretase does not necessarily pick up the slack when β-secretase cleavage of amyloid precursor protein wanes, a study in primates finds. It suggests APP can be processed in other ways.
Belying some earlier reports, a new study finds that grafted dopamine cells continue to innervate neural networks years after transplantation.
An amplification-based test picks up minute amounts of prion protein in the blood of asymptomatic carriers, but researchers wonder whether regulators will want to screen the population.
Patient-derived macrophages are the latest model of Gaucher’s disease, a lysosomal storage disorder. The cells may help researchers better understand disease phenotypes and test candidate therapies.
Does amyotrophic lateral sclerosis start at the interface between mitochondria and the endoplasmic reticulum?
While scientists remain on the fence over whether computer games benefit cognition, some are finding new uses for gaming data in clinical trial research.
If you listen to National Public Radio, watch TV, or surf the Web, chances are you have come across commercials enticing you to “improve your memory” and “unlock your inner genius” with “brain training developed by neuroscientists.” In search of solid ...
Brain-training websites tout their games’ potential to boost cognition, but strong evidence and firm backing by the scientific community have yet to surface.
In mouse models, the Alzheimer’s risk gene TREM2 affects microglial behavior but does not lead to more amyloid deposition.
While mice sleep, neurons sprout synapses to solidify fresh skills, according to a new study. The brain also keeps amyloid-β levels low while we snooze.
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