Neuroscience News

Mechanism explains how seizures may lead to memory lossYesterday
A better understanding of a new mechanism may lead to future strategies to reduce cognitive deficits in Alzheimer’s disease and other conditions associated with seizures, such as epilepsy.
Breakdown of brain cells’ collaboration linked to Alzheimer’sSep 28, 2017
Researchers have discovered that a critical partnership between brain cells fails, neurodegeneration follows, opening a path to a better understanding of disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.
DNA looping may lead to opportunities to treat brain tumorsSep 11, 2017
The discovery of a mechanism by which normal brain cells regulate the expression of the NFIA gene might one day help improve therapies to treat brain tumors.
Test reveals possible treatments for disorders involving MeCP2Aug 23, 2017
A team of researchers has developed a strategy that allows them to identify potential treatments that would restore altered levels of MeCP2.
National Science Foundation grant to fund new brain researchAug 2, 2017
The National Science Foundation has awarded Baylor researchers grants to study how neurons come together inside our brains.
‘Silent seizures’ found in patients with Alzheimer’s diseaseMay 1, 2017
Discovery of ‘Silent seizures’ provides a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and can potentially lead to new treatments.
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
Algorithm gives insight into auditory/visual illusionFeb 16, 2017
Neuroscience researchers have created an algorithm to reveal key insight into why the brain can sometimes muddle up one of the most fundamental aspects of the human experience.
Monthly Evenings with Genetics seminar to focus on Parkinson’s in JanuaryJan 18, 2017
The next installment of Evenings with Genetics will focus on Parkinson’s disease, with expert speakers providing an overview of treatment for the disease, along with future directions in care.
Bipolar disorder and epilepsy linked to turning down an inhibitory switch in brain circuits Jan 3, 2017
Researchers have shown a link between epilepsy and how a gene associated with bipolar disorder controls the balance between brain excitation and inhibition.