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Needle-in-a-haystack search identifies potential brain disease drug

Scientists who examined more than 10,000 chemical compounds during the last year in search of potential new drugs for a group of untreatable brain diseases, are reporting that one substance shows unusual promise. The early positive signs for so-call...

The genetic basis of brain diseases

In research published today, scientists have studied human brain samples to isolate a set of proteins that accounts for over 130 brain diseases. The paper also shows an intriguing link between diseases and the evolution of the human brain. Brain d...

Stem cell advance a step forward for treatment of brain diseases

Scientists have created a way to isolate neural stem cells -- cells that give rise to all the cell types of the brain -- from human brain tissue with unprecedented precision, an important step toward developing new treatments for conditions of the...

Singapore scientist leads team to discover origin of brain immune cells

A team of international scientists led by Dr Florent Ginhoux of the Singapore Immunology Network (SIgN) of Singapore's Agency of Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of many ne...

Eyes of cattle may become new windows to detect mad cow...

The eyes may or may not be windows to the soul, as the old adage goes, but scientists are reporting evidence that a peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disea...

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