For Rare Disease Day we’re focusing on the facts about Batten disease, a rare group of nervous disorders comprising of several different genetic, neurodegenerative diseases.
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Using stem cell-derived BrainSpheres, also known as ‘mini-brains’, researchers have detected harmful side effects of a common antidepressant drug on the developing brain. This novel model for drug testing could provide a good alternative to traditional animal testing.
Is the brain to blame? Long-term antisocial behavior may be linked to differences in brain structure
Characteristic differences in brain structure could be associated with life-course-persistent antisocial behavior, according to a study comparing brain scans of short- and long-term offenders.
As a step toward neuromorphic computers, researchers have developed a novel device designed to mimic the neural pathways of brain cells used for human vision.
To mark World Cancer Day 2020, we have collated articles from the past year covering developments in neurological cancer research, including breakthroughs in diagnostic techniques and potential novel therapies.
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence algorithm that can identify molecular patterns specific to Alzheimer’s and Huntington’s disease. This study could lead to a more individualized approach to neurodegenerative disease treatment.
Researchers have discovered subcellular signs of young-onset Parkinson’s disease that emerge before symptoms arise. Additionally, further testing has revealed a drug that may reverse these cellular abnormalities.
Researchers have discovered that alterations in the gut microbiome of rats recovering from spinal cord injury could be associated with their mental health. This provides a lead to potentially treating mental health issues related to spinal cord injuries with bacteriotherapy.
The amount of sleep we get could be associated with certain miRNAs, according to a study investigating miRNA levels in children and adolescents. This could potentially lead to a blood test to reveal sleep deprivation.
Researchers have discovered that a gene-editing technique, which silences gene transmitting pain signals, is effective in mice that had been suffering from the painful effects of chemotherapy.