Tag: "brain" at biology news
Student science contest participation influences study, career choices, alumni say
...investigating how memories are stored in the human brain
in hopes of finding more clues as what causes various forms of dementia, including Alzhemier's disease. "It really opened my mind to what goes on in real research labs and became a big influence in my career choice." Robert Me...
Veterinary Memorial Fund transforms grief into promise
...ved 11-year-old Labrador retriever named Buck to a brain
tumor. "What an incredible thing," he recall...ybe the next dog that comes along won't die from a brain
tumor." Improvements in the use of non-invasive imaging technology to diagnose brain
New study shows hope for treating inhalant abuse
...has been associated with heart, liver, kidney, and brain
damage -- and can even result in sudden death. ...luene elevates dopamine in the same regions of the brain
as other addictive drugs, such as cocaine. The neurotransmitter dopamine is associated with the acti...
Researchers determine genetic cause of Timothy syndrome
...ing, mouse studies showed the gene to be active in brain
regions that were known to show abnormalities in autism. Cell culture studies of the mutated version of the channel revealed that it did not react properly to block calcium flow at the appropriate time. This abnormality could explain the le...
UT Southwestern receives $1.78 million grant for obesity research as part of NIH Roadmap initiative
...ity and metabolic syndrome. The major focus is the brain
and liver, as these organs play key roles in the development of obesity and related disorders. Four research teams will concentrate on three objectives: to foster interdisciplinary interactions at UT Southwestern to study obesity and metabolic syndro...
Rare childhood genetic syndrome identified
..., lungs, immune system, smooth muscle, testes, and brain
regions that are known to show abnormalities in autism. Keating notes, however, that autism is a co...
Schepens Eye Research Institute receives 'Roadmap' grant to develop center for curing eye diseases
...iting opportunity to bring enormous energy and new brain
power to solve some of the most complex puzzles in eye research," says Darlene Dartt, PhD, the Director of Scientific Affairs at Schepens who is heading up the project. The Institute plans to combine forces with Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, H...
Alzheimer's disease is not accelerated aging
changes that are common in normal aging are not th...heimer's disease appear in distinct regions of the brain
and reflect unique pathology compared with changes that occur in older adults without dementia. "W...
Safety of isoflavones in dietary supplements targeted by Illinois initiative
...flavones and the timing of exposure affect breast, brain
and adipose tissues (fat). Another group will loo...irect research on the effects of phytoestrogens on brain
tissue and cognitive function, including cognitive flexibility, attention, inhibitory control and wo...
Trial shows which brain cancer patients benefit from temozolomide
... identified which patients with the deadly form of brain
tumours called glioblastomas are likely to live lo...ioblastomas, which make up around 12 to 15% of all brain
cancers with 2-3 new cases diagnosed per 100,000 population annually in Europe and North America....
Cardiac arrest may hinder ability to learn certain tasks
...rly harsh toll on the hippocampus, the area of the brain
that plays a role in memory and navigation. A lack of oxygen during a severe attack one where the victim stops breathing can either kill or seriously damage neurons, the primary cells of the nervous system. The neurons that do survive a heart attac...
High resolution satellite imagery assists hunt for infectious 'kissing bugs'
...short-term symptoms including fever, tiredness and brain
swelling. However it is the longer-term symptoms that are most serious: ten to 15 years after initial infection the heart enlarges and grows weaker; internal organs are also affected. Sufferers must endure chronic tiredness and a higher chance of an ...
Wisconsin scientists develop quick botox test
...eurons and that governs how messages are sent from brain
to muscles. "The toxins are smart," Chapman notes. "They know where to go" inside cells to do the most damage. The newest work, says Chapman, helps give scientists an inside-the-cell view of the toxin at work. The toxin employs a four-step process -...
Veterans with Gulf War syndrome have damage in specific, primitive portion of nervous system
...y. Previously, isolating pure parasympathetic brain
function was difficult. In the new study Dr. Haley...l analysis, researchers found that parasympathetic brain
function, which usually peaks during sleep, barely changed in veterans with Gulf War syndrome even t...
Marijuana use could cause tubal pregnancies
...ple each year. Marijuana exerts its effects in the brain
and peripheral organs through two cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. Lipid molecules made by the body, called "endocannabinoids," activate these receptors, and are involved in several important physiological functions, including memory, pain and app...
Knock knock knocking on rhythm's neural doors
...y the same, performed by the same finger. But the brain
processes that make the two different streams of '...d activity only in the motor areas of the opposite brain
hemisphere and in the cerebellum. Discrete activity was much more extensive, including numerous area...
No role for simian virus 40 in human pleural mesotheliomas
...(including mesotheliomas, and also some lymphomas, brain
cancers, and bone cancers) have not consistently yielded the same results when repeated by other groups. This has fueled an ongoing debate over laboratory methods and the strength of the association of SV40 with these tumors. A study, published in t...
Brown research reveals key insight into memory-making
...ns the major site for information exchange in the brain
become stronger after repeated stimulation. This increased synaptic strength can last hours, even days, and is believed to be the cellular basis for memory. AMPA receptors on the membrane of the information-receiving neuron, known as the postsynapti...
16th EORTC-NCI-AACR Symposium on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics
... topics * Dr Monika Hegi: Trial identifies which brain
cancer patients benefit from temozolomide: genetic predictive test can be carried out in any laboratory and means temozolomide can now become a targeted treatment. * Dr Ardeshir Ghavamzadeh: Trial results indicate arsenic should now be considered fir...
Study explores gene transfer to modify underlying course of Alzheimer's disease
...to deliver nerve growth factor into regions of the brain
where neurons are degenerating, in order to preven... protects the gene and facilitates its delivery to brain
cells. The active part of the drug is the NGF gene, the human DNA strand that codes for the NGF prot...
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