New treatment stops progression of Alzheimer’s disease in monkey brains

A new therapy prompts immune defense cells to swallow misshapen proteins, amyloid beta plaques and tau tangles, whose buildup is known to kill nearby brain cells as part of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study shows. Led by researchers at NYU…

Nintendo® wii may help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy

Therapy based on the Nintendo® Wii Balance Board can help improve balance in children with cerebral palsy, according to an analysis published in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology . For the analysis, researchers from the University of Jaén, in Andalusia,…

Novel approaches in treating neurodegenerative disorders

The central nervous system (CNS) is the most vital component of our body, regulating various kinds of daily activities that are essential for our life processes. Keeping the balance between body and brain and maintaining the homeostasis of CNS is…

Vitamin B6 deficiency enhances the noradrenergic system, leading to behavioral deficits

Schizophrenia is a heterogeneous psychiatric disorder characterized by positive symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions, negative symptoms such as apathy and lack of emotion, and cognitive impairment. We have reported that VB6 (pyridoxal) levels in peripheral blood of a subpopulation…

A peptide that allows cannabis-derived drugs to relieve pain without side effects

Scientists from the Proteomics and Protein Chemistry Research Group and the Neuropharmacology-Neurophar Laboratory have developed a peptide which is an ideal candidate for reducing the cognitive side effects of pain treatment with cannabis derivatives.

An illuminating possibility for stroke treatment: Nano-photosynthesis

Blocked blood vessels in the brains of stroke patients prevent oxygen-rich blood from getting to cells, causing severe damage. Plants and some microbes produce oxygen through photosynthesis. What if there was a way to make photosynthesis happen in the brains…

Novel immunotherapy boosts long-term stroke recovery in mice

PITTSBURGH, May 19, 2021 – Specialized immune cells that accumulate in the brain in the days and weeks after a stroke promote neural functions in mice, pointing to a potential immunotherapy that may boost recovery after the acute injury is…

Researchers identify a psychedelic-like drug without the hallucinogenic side effects

Psychedelic drugs have shown promise for treating neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. However, due to their hallucinatory side effects, some researchers are trying to identify drugs that could offer the benefits of psychedelics without causing hallucinations.…

Fast brainwave oscillations identify and localize epileptic brain

Professor Bin He’s team at Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the Mayo Clinic, has discovered that fast oscillations in scalp-recorded electroencephalography can pinpoint brain tissues responsible for epileptic seizures. The collaborative research, recently published in the Proceedings of the…