The bacteria Bacillus subtilis has been found to prevent α-synuclein build up in C. elegans, offering further support to the idea that the gut microbiome can influence brain activity.
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Researchers have determined the electrode placement during deep brain stimulation needs to be tailored to the patient as the locations of functional brain networks vary on an individual basis.
The US FDA-approved anti-inflammatory drug cromolyn sodium has been demonstrated to delay disease progression in an ALS mouse model.
Researchers have identified a new fear pathway between the auditory cortex and the lateral amygdala in mice that may aid further research into fear-related conditions such as anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.
NHS England have approved the use of cannabis-based medicines for the first time. Epidyolex can now be prescribed to children with severe epilepsy syndromes and Sativex can be prescribed to individuals with multiple sclerosis.
A woman genetically predisposed to have early-onset autosomal dominant Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 40 did not display symptoms until her 70s. This has been linked to the presence of a rare gene variant termed APOE3ch.
Abstracts presented at SfN Neuroscience 2019 provide insight into how gene therapy advancements could be used treat diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s in the future.
A recent study on the relationship between the huntingtin mutation and astrocytes has revealed that inhibition of the mutation in the glial cells could stop disease progression.
Wireless brain–machine interface technology has been utilized to design an exoskeleton for helping a tetraplegic patient move his limbs.
Researchers have utilized flortaucipir PET to identify tau protein tangles in the brains of individuals who have suffered just a single head injury.