Neuroscience

For years, scientists have focused a majority of their Alzheimer’s research on two plaques found in the brain. Consisting of the proteins tau and amyloid-beta, these plaques have long been associated with the onset and progression of Alzheimer’s in patients. But a new neuroscience study focuses not on the proteins independently, but on how they...

Cell Biologists at the Scripps Research Institute have released a study showing that the loss of a solitary gene during very early childhood mental development can (and often does) cause a lifetime of educational, intellectual and behavioral disturbances. The early development of neural circuits in the cortex are responsible for a certain number of a child’s brain...

Arthritis is a painful and often debilitating condition affecting millions of people. And while the inflammation and joint damage caused by arthritis are not exactly news, there is a decidedly poor selection of adequate treatments for the condition. Over the counter treatments don’t always properly address a patient’s symptoms, while prescription medications cause serious side...

For the millions of adults suffering from compulsive behavior, including those affected by Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Tourette’s Syndrome, their only relief has come in pill form. But a new neuroscience study from MIT is bringing to light a possible new way to treat things like OCD without antidepressants or anti-anxiety drugs. Using optogenics, the neuroscience team at...

A team of dedicated scientists at the University of Oregon has made some fascinating discoveries towards understanding how stem cells produce not only new, but varied neurons. Studying the brains of fruit flies, biologists set out to answer the question of how a single type of stem cell can create a variety of different kinds of...