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Alzheimer’s treatment rests on neuron fingerprints in the brain

Adopting an unconventional apporach, researchers have proposed that our memories create 'fingerprints'. These can reveal how the brain is organized. The significance of this is with helping to understand the causes of Alzheimer's disease.

Quantum computing initiative advances drug discovery

Quantum computing holds the answer for treating several serious neurological diseases, as well as offering solutions to the personalized medicine initiative. New research from Accenture, 1QBit and Biogen has delivered promising results.

Universal protein may offer Parkinson’s cure

Bethesda - A tiny protein found in most living things could hold the cure for a variety of diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.

Harvard study: Fluoridated water lowers children's IQ Special

Researchers at Harvard University recently published the results of a long-term analysis that links fluoridated water to lower IQ scores in children.

Study: Psychopaths' brains differ in structure, function

Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the University of New Mexico and The Mind Research Network found Images of psychopathic prisoners' brains showed less connectivity, suggesting neurological causes for antisocial behavior.

A Scottish grandmother develops an Italian accent

As Debbie McCann, 48, of Glasgow recovered from a stroke, she found her voice changing: first she sounded Chinese, then Italian. She was diagnosed with Foreign Accent Syndrome (FAS), a rare medical condition caused by brain damage, MailOnline reported.

H5N1 avian flu virus linked to onset of Parkinson's disease

The H5N1 avian flu virus - aka bird flu - does not usually infect humans, but at least one strain has shown that when it does it leaves us significantly more susceptible to the risk of developing Parkinson's disease.
 

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Brain inflammation is present in brains of autistic patients. — Neurons often have extensive netwo...
Brain inflammation is present in brains of autistic patients. — Neurons often have extensive networks of dendrites, which receive synaptic connections. Shown is a pyramidal neuron from the hippocampus, stained for green fluorescent protein.
Wei-Chung Allen Lee, Hayden Huang, Guoping Feng, Joshua R. Sanes, Emery N. Brown, Peter T. So, Elly
Dr. Michael Weiner  MD is the director of the Center for Imagining of Neurodegenerative Diseases at ...
Dr. Michael Weiner, MD is the director of the Center for Imagining of Neurodegenerative Diseases at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. He was among the key speakers at the Brain at War conference on June 23, 2011.

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