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Unlocking a Mystery of Human Disease…in Space

An experiment just launched into orbit by a team of Caltech researchers could be an important step toward understanding a devastating neurodegenerative disease. Huntington's disease...

Rare gene variants double risk for Alzheimer’s disease

A team led by researchers atWashington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has identified variations in a gene that doubles a person’s risk of...

Alzheimer’s gene may affect brains as early as childhood

People who carry a high-risk gene for Alzheimer's disease show changes in their brains beginning in childhood, decades before the illness appears, new research...

Transparent skull implant creates ‘window’ to the brain

A team of University of California, Riverside researchers have developed a novel transparent skull implant that literally provides a "window to the brain", which...

Statins Suppress Rett Syndrome Symptoms in Mice

Statins, a class of cholesterol-lowering drugs found in millions of medicine cabinets, may help treat Rett Syndrome, according to a study published today in...

Acupressure can relieve migraine nausea

Nausea is one of the most debilitating symptoms of migraine and affects 80 percent of migraine suffers in the United States. Leading headache physician, Dr....

Brain cells created from patients’ skin cells

Cambridge scientists have, for the first time, created cerebral cortex cells – those that make up the brain’s grey matter – from a small...

Could Alzheimer’s disease be diagnosed with a simple blood test?

Spanish researchers, led by Pedro Carmona from the Instituto de Estructura de la Materia in Madrid, have uncovered a new promising way to diagnose...

‘Rare’ brain disorder may be more common than thought

A global team of neuroscientists, led by researchers at Mayo Clinic in Florida, have found the gene responsible for a brain disorder that may...

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