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Ibuprofen

​Ibuprofen May Block Damage from Fetal-Alcohol Exposure

An anti-inflammatory drug may have the potential to stall the damaging effects of alcohol on the fetal brain, a new study suggests. Ibuprofen reduced neuroinflammation...
stem cell

Improving the Neuron Factory – New Modulator of Stem Cell Identity...

As the origin of multicellular organisms, pluripotent stem cells can differentiate into all the cell types of the body. These cells can replicate indefinitely...
adolescent, neurons, immune system, sintering, Melanoma, hydrogen fuel cells, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, parasitic worms, melanoma, climate, wastewater

Impact of a Genetic Risk Factor for Substance Use Differs by...

In a study of adolescent boys and girls, neuroscientists at Penn State and Georgetown University Medical Center(GUMC) have found a sex difference in a...
Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease: A Looming Pandemic

New research shows that the number of people with Parkinson’s disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions.  In a commentary appearing today in the...
psychiatric disorders, genes, psychiatric conditions, carotid artery

Yale Study: Brain Imaging Reveals ADHD as a Collection of Different...

Yale researchers have found that patients with different types of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have impairments in unique brain systems, indicating that there may not...
Nerve-damage Disorder, Mature B Lymphocytes, Alzheimer's Disease, hepatitis c infection, depression, penicillin, Leukemia, Anti-Angiogenesis, diabetes, conversion disorder, lymphoma, kidney disease, cancer, diabetes, autism, Tourette syndrome

Autoimmunity May Underlie Newly Discovered Painful Nerve-damage Disorder

An analysis of the medical records of patients treated at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) for an often-mysterious condition involving damage to small nerve fibers...
bipolar disorder, sudden infant death syndrome, climate, cancer, bacteria, nutritious, physics, type 1 diabetes, pregnancy complications, plant breeding, obesity

Gene Breakthrough on Lithium Treatment for Bipolar Disorder

Genes linked to schizophrenia in psychiatric patients suffering from bipolar disorder are the reason why such patients don't respond to the "gold standard" treatment...
Huntington’s diseasevideo

Sheep Are Able to Recognise Human Faces from Photographs

We’ve shown that sheep have advanced face-recognition abilities, comparable with those of humans and monkeys Jenny Morton Sheep can be trained to recognise human faces from...
glaucoma

Scientists Discover Potential Treatment to Stop Glaucoma in Its Tracks

Vision scientists at UC Berkeley and the University of Toronto have discovered that naturally occurring molecules known as lipid mediators have the potential to...
brain circuits

How do Adult Brain Circuits Regulate New Neuron Production?

Before we are born, the developing brain creates an incredible number of neurons, which migrate to specific parts of the brain to ready us...
motor neuron diseases

Synaptic Disorder

Motor neurons are the nerves that send impulses to the muscles to generate movement. Damage of these neurons can cause very diverse diseases, for...
2D materials, lithium-ion batteries, obesity, lupus, surfactants, Sterilization, skin on chip, Magnetic Skyrmions, cyber-security, wound infections, human genetics, immune system, eczema, solar cells, Antimicrobials, joint disorder, genetics, cancer

Cell Structure Linked to Smooth, Small Brains

The mechanism linking cortical developmental disorders with a gene related to key structural components of cells known as microtubules has been uncovered by A*STAR...
Adolescent Brain

‘Maturity’ Molecule helps Adolescent Brain Grow up

When it comes to raising teenagers, parents have an ally — laminin alpha 5, a molecule crucial to the maturing of the adolescent brain...
gut capsule

Fellowship a Tasty Treat for Disease-Busting Gut Capsule

The ingestible capsule uses sensors to measure gases in the intestinal tract that help detect disease and disorders. What’s missing is the ability to...
dna modification

Mysterious DNA Modification Seen in Stress Response

With advances in genomics, scientists are discovering additional components of the DNA alphabet in animals. Do these unusual chemical modifications of DNA have a...
food allergies

Study Provides More Clarity on the Genetic Causes of Children’s Food...

An estimated five to eight percent of all children suffer from food allergies. They usually appear in the first years of life and manifest...
self-esteem

Self-Esteem Mapped in the Human Brain

A team of UCL researchers has devised a mathematical equation that can explain how our self-esteem is shaped by what other people think of...
daydreaming

Running on Autopilot: Scientists Find Important New Role for ‘Daydreaming’ Network

A brain network previously associated with daydreaming has been found to play an important role in allowing us to perform tasks on autopilot. Scientists, including...
graphene

How Graphene Can Transform Brain-Computer Interfaces

Deep brain stimulation to treat the symptoms of motor disorders like Parkinson’s disease, retinal and cochlear implants to help restore sight and sound, and...
post-traumatic stress disorder

Study: Vagus Nerve Stimulation Shows Progress Against PTSD Symptoms

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas are exploring how mild stimulation of the vagus nerve could help alleviate symptoms of post-traumatic stress...