by Jim Schnabel
Scientists are finding evidence that neuroinflammation can alter mood and cognition, perhaps enough to help cause psychiatric disorders.by Guy McKhann, MD
Recipients of a Lasker Award this year, Alim Louis Benabid and Mahlon DeLong are the epitome of clinical scientists, going from the patient to the laboratory and back to the patient. Clinical scientists just getting started in their careers can learn from them. From our free print publication, Brain in the News.by Kayt Sukel
Dementias, ALS, and Huntington’s show different outward symptoms, but researchers theorize the disease process may be similar—a buildup of proteins that normally are cleared away.by Jim Schnabel
Lower vitamin D levels linked to higher dementia risk in two separate studies.by Moheb Costandi
discussed the molecular mechanisms linking sleep to depression and stress at
the 9th FENS Forum of Neuroscience in Milan last month.by Carl Sherman
Approaches include stimulating the growth of nerve fibers to
improve sound perception and scanning the cortex to improve the device’s
programming.By David J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Even though the brain of a fly doesn’t look like our own brain, it appears to follow certain basic principles in how it uses its neurons to control behavior, which may generalize to “higher” organisms, including humans. One of our series of Reports on Progress.AAAS Capitol Hill Briefing
As autism prevalence rises, early behavioral intervention is key, experts say, and insights on brain signaling could lead to new treatments. A report from a Capitol Hill briefing in July. See also links to video of the briefing.Brenda Patoine
Most drug development for depression has focused on undoing the bad effects of stress, but new research suggests that finding ways to induce resilience could lead to new treatments. One of our series of Briefing Papers.