Latest News

Restoring order in brain: Brain cell regeneration may alleviate symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers have discovered that when they re-established a population of new cells in the part of the brain associated with behavior, some symptoms of Alzheimer's disease significantly decreased or were reversed altogether. While memory loss is a common symptom of Alzheimer's, other behavioral manifestations -- depression, loss of inhibition, delusions, agitation, anxiety, and aggression -- can be even more challenging for victims and their families to live with. The research was conducted on mouse models; it provides a promising target for Alzheimer's symptoms in human beings as well.
View full story

Post your comment.


  • Sex change hormonal treatments alter brain chemistry

  • Medical diagnosis: Will brain palpation soon be possible?

  • Brain cooling lessens chances of head injury recovery, study finds

  • Extremely active rats become lazy when they artificially receive 'runners' high'

  • Scientists identify how normally protective immune responses kill neurons

  • Lack of D1 receptor leads to slowness of movements in Parkinson's disease

  • Older patients recover more slowly from concussion

  • Newfound gene linked to amyloid beta plaque buildup in Alzheimer's disease

  • Finches offer researchers a new tool with which to study Huntington's disease

  • Surprise: Your visual cortex is making decisions