Scientists have uncovered some surprising details of a group of compounds that have shown significant potential in stimulating the growth of brain cells and memory restoration in animal models that mimic Alzheimer’s disease.
A new microneedle patch being developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) could make it easier to vaccinate people against measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases.
First demonstration that a common neurotransmitter acts via a single neuron type to enable effective information-processing.
ResearchKit is being touted as having immense implications for the future of clinical trials.
Researchers uncovered the critical role in pain processing of a gene associated with a rare disease. Their breakthrough, published in The Journal of Neuroscience, paves the way for a better understanding of chronic pain conditions.
Neurologists from all over the world converged in Washington D.C. last week, with an estimated 13,000 attendees meeting at the 67th annual American Academy of Neurology conference to learn about new research in the field.
Last year’s Ebola scare might provide a blueprint for a response to the unthinkable: a bioterrorist attack in the U.S., some experts are saying. A House of Representatives subcommittee last week discussed what the domestic response – and over-response – may teach emergency responders in a “low probability” but “high-consequence” event.
A new study has discovered the trigger behind the most severe forms of cancer pain.
Animal model of breast-to-brain cancer spread allows testing of therapeutic-cell approach.
A recent analysis of long-term after-effects of a specific hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—non-physiologic hormones created by Wyeth—finds that a pattern observed while women took the drugs during the famous Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) remains true years later.
Farrah J. Mateen, M.D., from Cambridge, Mass., is the grand prize winner of the 2015 Neuro Film Festival, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has announced.
A new game about the life cycle of malaria that can be played on Android smartphones. Officially launched on World Malaria Day (April 25) The Life Cycle of Malaria is the first game of its kind which tries to visualize the life cycle of the disease in 3-D.
Researchers have identified how proteins that play a key role in Alzheimer’s disease are linked in a pathway that controls its progression, and that drugs targeting this pathway may be a potential new way of treating the disease.
Implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.
New research shows that high-grade gliomas, the deadliest human brain tumors, increase their growth by hijacking some of the machinery of neuroplasticity, which normally helps the brain form new synapses.
Air pollution can shrink brains, lead to cognitive problems and even cause silent stokes, according to new research published by Stroke a journal of the American Heart Association.
Injections of the "love" hormone, oxytocin, let non-mother rats suddenly hear the ultrasonic distress sounds of mothers’ pups, according to a study in mice published in Nature.
The brains of babies 'light up' in a very similar way to adults when exposed to the same painful stimulus, a brain scanning study has discovered. It suggests that babies experience pain much like adults.
“Listen to your heart,” sang Swedish pop group Roxette in the late Eighties. But not everyone is able to tune into their heartbeat, according to an international team of researchers – and half of us under- or over-estimate our ability.
Findings reveal severe diabetes worsens Parkinson's symptoms.
A new study has found dramatic improvements in the care of patients with cirrhosis and liver failure and recommends improved treatment strategies for patients with cirrhosis and concurrent bacterial infections.
This method is delivering some promising results in early trials.
Access to high-quality medicine is a basic human right, but more than four billion people live in countries where many medications are substandard or fake.
Health experts have warned that a greater flexibility must be brought to medical trials to combat diseases like Ebola to avoid facing another nightmare outbreak.