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Released: 23-May-2024 2:00 PM EDT
Sequencing of the developing human brain uncovers hundreds of thousands of new gene transcripts
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Using new sequencing technologies, UCLA and University of Pennsylvania researchers uncovered 214,516 unique isoforms in the developing neocortex — over 70% of which have not been previously studied.

Newswise: Innovative Techniques Open New Avenues in Drug Discovery for Brain Diseases
Released: 23-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Innovative Techniques Open New Avenues in Drug Discovery for Brain Diseases
SLAS

Volume 29, Issue 2 of SLAS Discovery features two review articles, six original research articles covering phenotypic screening perspectives, medulloblastoma therapies and interventions for neurodegenerative diseases.

22-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Subtle cognitive decline precedes end to driving for older adults
Washington University in St. Louis

Even slight cognitive changes can affect an older person’s decision to stop driving, according to a new study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The findings suggest that routine cognitive testing — in particular, the kind of screening designed to pick up the earliest, most subtle decline — could help older adults and their physicians make decisions about driving that maximizes safety while preserving independence as long as possible.

20-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
What Factors Predict When Older Adults Will Stop Driving?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

What factors lead older adults to stop driving? A new study followed older adults who had no memory or thinking problems to examine this question. The study is published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

20-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
Eating More Ultra-processed Foods Tied to Cognitive Decline, Stroke
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat more ultra-processed foods like soft drinks, chips and cookies may have a higher risk of having memory and thinking problems and having a stroke than those who eat fewer processed foods, according to a new study published in the May 22, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study does not prove that eating ultra-processed foods causes memory and thinking problems and stroke. It only shows an association.

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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Wearable ultrasound patch enables continuous, non-invasive monitoring of cerebral blood flow
University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a wearable ultrasound patch that can offer continuous, non-invasive monitoring of blood flow in the brain. The soft and stretchy patch can be comfortably worn on the temple to provide three-dimensional data on cerebral blood flow—a first in wearable technology.

   
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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Food for Thought: Study Links Key Nutrients to Slower Brain Aging
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Scientists have long been studying the brain with a goal of aiding healthier aging. While much is known about risk factors for accelerated brain aging, less has been uncovered to identify ways to reduce cognitive decline.

   
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Released: 22-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Dogs play a key role in veterinary college’s brain cancer trial
Virginia Tech

Lucy, with her boundless puppy-like energy even at 12 years old, is more than just a pet to Susan Ketcham. She's now part of a research project that could transform the way we treat brain cancer – in both dogs and humans. This study at Virginia Tech's Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine explores an innovative therapy called histotripsy.

Released: 21-May-2024 6:05 PM EDT
Nightmares and hallucinations could signal autoimmune disease
UC Davis Health

An increase in nightmares and hallucinations could signal the onset of autoimmune diseases such as lupus, according to a new study.

Newswise: A New Gene-Editing System Tackles Complex Diseases
Released: 21-May-2024 11:00 AM EDT
A New Gene-Editing System Tackles Complex Diseases
University of California San Diego

Current methods to model or correct mutations in live cells are inefficient, especially when multiplexing — installing multiple point mutations simultaneously across the genome. Researchers from the UC San Diego have developed new, efficient genome editing tools called multiplexed orthogonal base editors (MOBEs) to install multiple point mutations at once.

Released: 21-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
MIRA Pharmaceuticals in Discussions with Memorial Sloan Kettering to Collaborate on Preclinical Cancer Pain Model Utilizing The Company's Novel Oral Ketamine Analog
MIRA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MIRA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIRA) ("MIRA" or the "Company"), a pre-clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders, announced it is in advanced discussions with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) to initiate a preclinical study evaluating MIRA's novel oral ketamine analog, Ketamir-2, for the treatment of cancer-related pain and depression.

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Released: 20-May-2024 8:05 PM EDT
Scientists aim to stop harmful gut bacteria triggering Alzheimer’s
University of South Australia

Australian scientists are exploring how harmful gut bacteria from a poor diet can access the brain and trigger early onset Alzheimer's disease.

Newswise: Changing epilepsy care through entrepreneurship: Dr. Mark Cook
Released: 20-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Changing epilepsy care through entrepreneurship: Dr. Mark Cook
International League Against Epilepsy

Dr. Cook realized, when his father was diagnosed with epilepsy, that a system to identify and predict seizures could improve care and change people's lives. In this episode, Dr. Cook talks about entrepreneurship in epilepsy and advancing the field through innovation.

Released: 20-May-2024 8:05 AM EDT
Mira Pharmaceuticals Advances Preclinical Trials Towards an IND Submission This Year for Ketamir-2, a Differentiated Oral Ketamine Analog
MIRA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

MIRA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIRA) ("MIRA" or the "Company"), a pre-clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on the treatment of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders, announced that it has advanced new preclinical studies using Ketamir-2, its differentiated oral ketamine analog, towards clinical development for the treatment of severe post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other leading mental health disorders and neuropathic pain indications.

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Released: 17-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Virginia Tech researchers join together on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment
Virginia Tech

May is both Brain Tumor Awareness Month and National Cancer Research Month. Virginia Tech’s Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC is dedicated to advancing health through a better understanding of cancer and brain tumors and developing new ways to treat and prevent them.

Newswise: Researchers Wrestle with Accuracy of AI Technology Used to Create New Drug Candidates
12-May-2024 8:00 PM EDT
Researchers Wrestle with Accuracy of AI Technology Used to Create New Drug Candidates
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine, UCSF, Stanford, and Harvard determined that a protein prediction technology can yield accurate results in the hunt to efficiently find the best possible drug candidates for many conditions.

   
Newswise: The Medical Minute: When it comes to a stroke, time is brain
Released: 15-May-2024 9:05 PM EDT
The Medical Minute: When it comes to a stroke, time is brain
Penn State Health

Learning a simple acronym could help you save a life. A Penn State Health expert explains why “time is brain.”

13-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Guideline Issued for People with Epilepsy Who May Become Pregnant
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A new guideline has been issued to help neurologists and other clinicians determine the best antiseizure medications for people with epilepsy who may become pregnant.

Newswise: Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Awarded Global Healthcare Accreditation
Released: 15-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery at Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center Awarded Global Healthcare Accreditation
Hackensack Meridian Health

Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center celebrates a significant milestone: the attainment of Global Healthcare Accreditation (GHA) for Medical Travel Services for its Center for Treatment of Paralysis and Reconstructive Nerve Surgery. The Center is the first GHA accredited facility in New Jersey.

Newswise: The crystallization of memory: Study reveals how practice forms new memory pathways in the brain
Released: 15-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
The crystallization of memory: Study reveals how practice forms new memory pathways in the brain
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study led by UCLA Health has shown that repetitive practice not only is helpful in improving skills but also leads to profound changes in the brain’s memory pathways.

Released: 15-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
A nasal chemosensation–dependent critical window for somatosensory development
University of Zurich

Nasal chemosensation is considered the evolutionarily oldest mammalian sense and, together with somatosensation, is crucial for neonatal well-being before auditory and visual pathways start engaging the brain.

Released: 15-May-2024 9:05 AM EDT
Socioeconomic Disparities Linked to Delayed Craniosynostosis Care
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

New research led by Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has found that racial and socioeconomic disparities contribute to delayed care for craniosynostosis—a rare birth defect that occurs when a baby’s skull bones close too early.In the study, being Black/African American, having public insurance and living in an economically disadvantaged area were all risk factors for presenting for a first consultation at older ages.

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Released: 15-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
Biohybrid Robotic Hand Will Help Unravel Complex Sensation of Touch
Florida Atlantic University

Restoring motor control and sensation from an artificial hand in a natural way remains a scientific “holy grail.” Researchers have developed a novel biohybrid neuro-prosthetic research platform comprised of a dexterous artificial hand electrically interfaced with biological neural networks. Ultimately, this could lead to a better understanding of the complex sensation of touch, which is necessary for refined control of the hand.

   
Newswise: Exercise benefits the brain but improving its blood vessels may take longer
Released: 14-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Exercise benefits the brain but improving its blood vessels may take longer
Iowa State University

Results from an Iowa State University pilot study indicate three months of exercise benefits vascular health, but improving brain blood flow may require more time.

Released: 14-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
UC Irvine-led study links sleep apnea severity during REM stage to verbal memory decline
University of California, Irvine

A research team led by the University of California, Irvine has revealed the link between the frequency of sleep apnea events during the rapid-eye-movement stage and the severity of verbal memory impairment in older adults at risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Verbal memory refers to the cognitive ability to retain and recall information presented through spoken words or written text and is particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer’s.

Released: 14-May-2024 9:00 AM EDT
‘MUSIC map’ reveals some brain cells age faster and are more prevalent in Alzheimer’s
University of California San Diego

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have discovered that some brain cells age more rapidly than others, and they are disproportionately abundant in individuals afflicted with Alzheimer’s disease. Additionally, researchers observed sex-specific differences in the aging process of certain brain cells, with the female cortex exhibiting a higher ratio of “old” oligodendrocytes to “old” neurons compared to the male cortex.

   
Newswise: Scientists Discover Surprising Details about Xylazine in Combination with Fentanyl
Released: 14-May-2024 7:00 AM EDT
Scientists Discover Surprising Details about Xylazine in Combination with Fentanyl
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Xylazine, often found in street-drug combo with fentanyl, was thought to only bind to the α2-adrenergic receptor, but UNC-Chapel Hill scientists discovered it also binds to opioid receptors, which could have profound impacts on fentanyl overdose treatment.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Study Identifies Genetic Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
13-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Study Identifies Genetic Link Between Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Parkinson’s Disease
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have made a significant discovery, identifying genetic connections between inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Parkinson’s disease (PD). Published in Genome Medicine on May 13, their study highlights the potential for joint therapeutic strategies to target these two challenging disorders.

Released: 13-May-2024 4:05 PM EDT
Dreaming is linked to improved memory consolidation and emotion regulation
University of California, Irvine

A night spent dreaming can help you forget the mundane and better process the extreme, according to a new University of California, Irvine study. Novel work by researchers in the UC Irvine Sleep and Cognition Lab examined how dream recall and mood affected next-day memory consolidation and emotion regulation.

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Released: 13-May-2024 12:05 PM EDT
Teacher and Pathologist Joins Neuromuscular Team
Cedars-Sinai

Duaa Jabari, MD, a neuromuscular medicine specialist with a particular interest in autoimmune neuromuscular disorders and neuromuscular pathology, has joined the Cedars-Sinai Department of Neurology as director of Electromyography.

Newswise: Améliorer le pipeline d'évaluation de la chirurgie de l'épilepsie : formation et communication
Released: 13-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Améliorer le pipeline d'évaluation de la chirurgie de l'épilepsie : formation et communication
International League Against Epilepsy

Les recommandations de la Commission des thérapies chirurgicales de l'ILAE suggèrent de référer chaque patient de moins de 70 ans souffrant d'épilepsie résistante aux médicaments pour une évaluation plus approfondie dès qu'ils ont échoué à deux médicaments anticonvulsivants. Et bien que la chirurgie puisse être une option pour jusqu'à 40 % d'entre eux, moins de 1 % sont référés aux centres d'épilepsie chaque année.

Released: 13-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Ochsner Medical Center-Baton Rouge earns Acute Stroke Ready Certification from Joint Commission
Ochsner Health

The designation means OMC-Baton Rouge meets The Joint Commission's designation for readiness to treat patients who experience severe stroke.

Newswise: Project Could Transform Clinical Trials for Pediatric Brain Tumors
Released: 13-May-2024 6:05 AM EDT
Project Could Transform Clinical Trials for Pediatric Brain Tumors
Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Randomized controlled trials have long been the gold standard for evaluating new therapies. But for pediatric brain tumors, it can be difficult—if not impossible—to enroll the large numbers of patients needed for these studies.

Newswise: 2024 Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award Winner
10-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
2024 Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award Winner
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce Marcos V. Oliveira Marques, MD, as the 2024 Surinderjit Singh Young Lectureship Award recipient.

   
Newswise: Unobtrusive, implantable device could deepen our understanding of behavioral responses
Released: 10-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
Unobtrusive, implantable device could deepen our understanding of behavioral responses
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Measuring heart rate or body temperature may sound easy, but retrieving the data from small animals with bulky traditional tech is difficult, especially during behavioral tests, which are critical for understanding brain disorders. Thanks to a recent study, the animal data is now in reach.

Released: 10-May-2024 1:05 PM EDT
American Association of Neurological Surgeons Names Jacques Morcos, MD, Faans, as the Organization’s President
American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)

Dr. Morcos assumes the role of president of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) for 2024-25. His term will culminate with the prestigious 2025 AANS Annual Scientific Meeting scheduled to convene in Boston on April 25-28, 2025.

Newswise: Increased physical activity can spur cognitive development, help children manage symptoms of ADHD
Released: 10-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Increased physical activity can spur cognitive development, help children manage symptoms of ADHD
University of Rhode Island

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder can impact many common childhood milestones and cognitive processes, such as decision-making, inhibitory control, language development, and goal-setting.

Newswise: Join Us for a Research Sharing Session on Neurocognitive & Dyslexia
Released: 10-May-2024 8:55 AM EDT
Join Us for a Research Sharing Session on Neurocognitive & Dyslexia
Chulalongkorn University

The Faculty of Psychology at Chulalongkorn University cordially invites everyone to join a Research Sharing Session on “Neural Sensitivity and Facilitation in Visual Word Processing of Typical and Dyslexic Readers” presented by Prof. Dr. Urs Maurer from the Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

9-May-2024 6:05 PM EDT
The American Macular Degeneration Foundation Showcases Breakthrough AMD Research at ARVO 2024
American Macular Degeneration Foundation (AMDF)

The American Macular Degeneration Foundation supports a diverse portfolio of research investigations to advance the development of treatments, tools and usable information that improve the lives of those affected by AMD.

   
Released: 9-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
Adding immune-boosting agent to personalized cancer vaccine supercharges the body's immune defense against malignant brain tumors
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Investigators at the UCLA Health Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have pinpointed a combination immunotherapy treatment that enhances the immune response for people with malignant gliomas, an aggressive type of brain tumor that is fast growing and difficult to treat.

Newswise: Sylvester Cancer Launches New Brain Tumor Institute to Personalize Brain Cancer Treatment
Released: 8-May-2024 9:05 PM EDT
Sylvester Cancer Launches New Brain Tumor Institute to Personalize Brain Cancer Treatment
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center today announced establishment of the Sylvester Brain Tumor Institute. It will focus on personalized medicine approaches for treating all patients with brain tumors.

3-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Study: Neuropathy Very Common, Underdiagnosed
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Neuropathy, the nerve damage that causes pain and numbness in the feet and hands and can eventually lead to falls, infection and even amputation, is very common and underdiagnosed, according to a study published in the May 8, 2024, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Newswise: How ultrasound and microbubbles could deliver immunotherapy to the brain
Released: 8-May-2024 2:05 PM EDT
How ultrasound and microbubbles could deliver immunotherapy to the brain
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

How a non-invasive technique temporarily opened the blood-brain barrier to deliver an immunotherapy drug to the brain in a large animal study.

Released: 8-May-2024 11:05 AM EDT
Uniformed Services University Contributes to Groundbreaking Global Study on Multiple System Atrophy
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU)

In a groundbreaking study published May 2, 2024 in Neuron, researchers have identified four new genetic risk factors for multiple system atrophy (MSA), shedding light on this poorly understood disorder.

Newswise: Mount Sinai Scientists Unravel How Psychedelic Drugs Interact with Serotonin Receptors to Potentially Produce Therapeutic Benefits
7-May-2024 3:05 PM EDT
Mount Sinai Scientists Unravel How Psychedelic Drugs Interact with Serotonin Receptors to Potentially Produce Therapeutic Benefits
Mount Sinai Health System

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have shed valuable light on the complex mechanisms by which a class of psychedelic drugs binds to and activates serotonin receptors to produce potential therapeutic effects in patients with neuropsychiatric disorders such as depression and anxiety.

Released: 8-May-2024 10:05 AM EDT
UC Irvine study shows damaging impact of heat waves on vital organs
University of California, Irvine

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have found evidence of the molecular causes of the damaging impact heat stress causes on the gut, liver and brain in the elderly. These findings point to the potential of developing precise prognostic and therapeutic interventions.

Newswise: FAU Researchers Receive $1M in FDOH Grants to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Released: 8-May-2024 8:30 AM EDT
FAU Researchers Receive $1M in FDOH Grants to Fight Alzheimer’s Disease
Florida Atlantic University

With this funding, FAU researchers will shed light on the biological functions of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by taking advantage of synthetic chemistry strategies; provide an innovative online screening tool for older drivers with cognitive decline; and gain a deeper understanding of the role of brain cholesterol in AD.

Newswise: ‘Mathematical microscope’ reveals novel, energy-efficient mechanism of working memory that works even during sleep
6-May-2024 5:05 PM EDT
‘Mathematical microscope’ reveals novel, energy-efficient mechanism of working memory that works even during sleep
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

UCLA Health researchers have discovered a mechanism that creates memories while reducing metabolic cost, even during sleep. This efficient memory occurs in a part of the brain that is crucial for learning and memory, and where Alzheimer’s disease begins.



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