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March 14, 2015
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Copper on the Brain at Rest: Berkeley Lab Reports Proper Copper Levels Essential to Spontaneous Neural Activity

In recent years it has been established that copper plays an essential role in the health of the human brain. Improper copper oxidation has been linked to several neurological disorders including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Menkes’ and Wilson’s. Copper has also been … Continue reading

November 18, 2014
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Memory loss associated with Alzheimer’s reversed for first time

Small trial by UCLA and Buck Institute succeeds using ‘systems approach’ to memory disorders Patient 1 had two years of progressive memory loss. She was considering quitting her job, which involved analyzing data and writing reports, she got disoriented driving, … Continue reading

August 26, 2014
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Link between vitamin D and dementia risk confirmed

Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease in older people, according to the most robust study of its kind ever conducted. An international team, led by Dr David Llewellyn at the University … Continue reading

August 15, 2014
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UCLA researchers discover new gene involved in Parkinson’s disease

Finding may lead to new target for treatment In the past decade, scientists have identified a handful of genes connected with Parkinson’s disease. Now, a team of UCLA researchers has identified another gene involved in the neurological disorder. Their finding … Continue reading

April 23, 2014
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How a Silly Putty ingredient could advance stem cell therapies

ANN ARBOR — The sponginess of the environment where human embryonic stem cells are growing affects the type of specialized cells they eventually become, a University of Michigan study shows. The researchers coaxed human embryonic stem cells to turn into … Continue reading

April 18, 2014
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Neurons in the Brain Tune into Different Frequencies for Different Spatial Memory Tasks

AUSTIN, Texas — Your brain transmits information about your current location and memories of past locations over the same neural pathways using different frequencies of a rhythmic electrical activity called gamma waves, report neuroscientists at The University of Texas at Austin. … Continue reading

March 25, 2014
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Aufbau von Cholesterin-Transporter entschlüsselt

Die detaillierte dreidimensionale Struktur des Transport-Proteins TSPO eröffnet neue Wege für die Diagnostik und Therapie bestimmter Krankheiten Wenn sie das Wort „Cholesterin“ hören, denken die meisten Menschen unvermittelt an zu fettiges Essen, schlechte Blutwerte und Herz-Kreislauf-Erkrankungen. Trotz seines Rufs ist … Continue reading

February 16, 2014
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Im Schlaf gemeinsam Gutes tun

Samsung Österreich und die Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften der Universität Wien haben heute den Startschuss für eine großangelegte nationale Initiative gegeben: Unter dem Namen “Power Sleep” wollen die beiden Partner Smartphone- und Tablet-User in ganz Österreich dazu anregen, die Forschung im … Continue reading