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Mechanism of electrical signaling in cells revealed

Researchers have now obtained the long-sought after, resting-state structure of a voltage-gated sodium channel.  These types of channels in living cells form a voltage-regulated...

New hippocampal neurons continue to form in older adults, including those with MCI, Alzheimer’s

Neurogenesis—the process of forming new brain cells—appears to continue in people well into old age, according to a recently published study funded in part...

Using math to help treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other diseases

Protein aggregation — in which misfolded proteins clump together to form large fibrils — has been implicated in many diseases including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and...

In product design, imagining end user’s feelings leads to more original outcomes

Developing original and innovative products is critical to a company’s long-term success and competitive advantage. Thus, gaining a better idea of what factors impact...

Tissue model reveals role of blood-brain barrier in Alzheimer’s

Beta-amyloid plaques, the protein aggregates that form in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, disrupt many brain functions and can kill neurons. They can also...

Brain Molecule Identified as Key in Anxiety Model

Boosting a single molecule in the brain can change “dispositional anxiety,” the tendency to perceive many situations as threatening, in nonhuman primates, researchers from...

Migraine diagnoses positively associated with all-cause dementia

Several studies have recently focused on the association between migraine headaches and other headaches and dementia and found a positive migraine-dementia relationship. However, most...

An alternate theory for what causes Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer's disease, the most common cause of dementia among the elderly, is characterized by plaques and tangles in the brain, with most efforts at...

A computer system that knows how you feel

Could a computer, at a glance, tell the difference between a joyful image and a depressing one? Could it distinguish, in a few milliseconds, a...

Alzheimer’s disease destroys neurons that keep us awake

Researchers and caregivers have noted that excessive daytime napping can develop long before the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease begin to unfold. Prior studies have...

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