Certain neurons act as conductors, suggesting possible therapies for disorders such as schizophrenia.
Amyloid – an abnormal protein whose accumulation in the brain is a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease – starts accumulating inside neurons of people as young as 20, a much younger age than scientists ever imagined, reports a surprising new study.
Tumor recurrence following a period of remission is the main cause of death in cancer. The ability of cancer cells to remain dormant during and following therapy, only to be reactivated at a later time, frequently with greater aggressiveness, is one of the least-understood aspects of the disease.
The new study describes in detail the loss of connectivity between two sets of neurons that prevents the formation of long-term memory.
Three startups are taking advantage of new technology to help patients get treatment for various diseases all over the world.
Tiny particles embedded in gel can turn off drug-resistance genes, then release cancer drugs.
The United Nations is urging donors, organizations and countries fighting Ebola in West Africa not to give in to complacency as the death toll from the virus climbs toward 10,000.
Study in mice identifies mechanism that lowers levels of dopamine and heightens behavior suggesting anxiety and depression.
Cells provide individualized model for studying obesity and testing treatments.
Mouse studies may lead to development of human therapies.
Postmortem brain slices can be “read” to determine how a mouse was trained to behave in response to specific sounds.
The prevailing medical wisdom that Alzheimer's Disease has its origins in the brain has a radical and disputed rival with shocking implications for medicine's relentless efforts to forestall disease, ageing and death, according to a new review of the evidence.
Future treatments could bind to vulnerable site in viruses causing a variety of diseases.
Research suggests anti-aging benefits of calorie restriction without the restriction.
New formula gauges 10-year risk of dying.
Following the traces of evolution: researches find a key to the reproduction of brain stem cells
Sierra Leone's vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards.
Highlighting a potential target in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests that triggering a protein found on the surface of brain cells may help slow the progression of these and other neurological diseases.
Genetically engineered T memory stem cells (Tscm) can last more than 12 years in patients’ bodies, and can continually generate appropriate T cell armies for them, says an innovative study looking at two historic clinical trials.
Inflammation - the body's response to damaging stimuli - may have a protective effect against cardiovascular disease, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology.
A team of scientists has developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in concert to guide the behavior.
A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has discovered two groups of neurons that play key roles in social interactions between primates – one that is activated when deciding whether to cooperate with another individual and another group involved in predicting what the other will do.
Study participants inhaled nicotine, yet they showed significantly different brain activity.
Researchers have designed a molecule that, if developed into a drug, could slow the progression of Parkinson's Disease.
A technique developed by researchers has implications for understanding how cancer cells evolve as a tumor grows or how a virus spreads and changes during an infection.