Learning difficulties have been found to be associated with poor connectivity between brain regions as opposed to specific regions of the brain, according to a recently published study.
Researchers have shown that targeted inhibition of the Wnt pathway in stromal cells reduces their ability to promote tumor growth in glioblastoma. The team also demonstrated that glioblastoma could overcome existing resistance to chemotherapy following the intervention.
Research conducted in mice has revealed that ‘resetting’ immune cells could improve recovery following traumatic brain injury, even months after the injury has occurred.
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.
Machine-learning techniques have identified variability among the brain networks of children, which could help inform personalized treatments for psychiatric disorders.
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.
Researchers have determined that inhibiting the oligomerization of β-arrestin-2 suppresses tau protein accumulation in a mouse model of dementia.
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.
Researchers have revealed that stimulation of the central lateral thalamus of macaques under anesthesia caused the animals to behave as if they were awake, indicating its poential role in consciousness.
A machine-learning algorithm may be able to predict individual treatment response to sertraline, a commonly prescribed antidepressant medication.