Brain News

Lunatic Fringe gene plays key role in renewable brainYesterday
Researchers have found a novel mechanism by which descendants of neural stem cells can send feedback signals to alter the division and the fate of the mother cell. 
How CD44s gives brain cancer survival advantageJul 18, 2017
In the case of glioblastoma multiforme, researchers have discovered that the molecule CD44s seems to give cancer cells a survival advantage.
Clinical trial results show benefit of brain cancer therapyApr 20, 2017
Researchers are investigating a new treatment option using modified T cells with anti-tumor properties with the goal of improving outcomes for patients with glioblastoma.
New genetic risk factors identify two distinct glioma subtypesMar 27, 2017
Researchers led by Dr. Melissa Bondy have conducted the largest study to date of malignant brain tumors looking for genetic markers of glioma, a highly aggressive form of brain cancer.
Neurons deep in brain more active than once thoughtMar 21, 2017
New research may signal a major shift in our understanding of how the cerebellum encodes information.
Research reveals how brain remembers fearful experiencesFeb 20, 2017
Researchers show for the first time the specific patterns of electrical activity in rat brains that are associated with specific memories, in this case a fearful experience
Vital links between brain tumors, epileptic seizures foundFeb 7, 2017
Research suggests detecting brain tumors at the earliest possible stage and eliminating them before seizures begin might be possible one day.
Scientists discover new mechanism of how brain networks formDec 27, 2016
A new discovery adds a piece to the puzzle of how the brain organizes and processes information, which and opens the possibility of finding treatments for neurological conditions.
Research provides new understanding of Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease and opens path to treatmentOct 25, 2016
A team of scientists has discovered a driver in the development of Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and related diseases.
International team discovers novel Alzheimer’s disease risk gene among IcelandersOct 20, 2016
A team of scientists have identified a novel genetic risk factor for late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.