Publication

Chili proving a hot topic in cognitive decline

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A large study across China has uncovered that eating spicy foods increases the risk of dementia, further calling into question the pertinent links between diet and cognitive function. The China Health and…

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Thought-controlled prosthetic limbs could be in reach

3446 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Improvements in the way in which neural activity is mapped could be an important step towards thought-controlled body augmentations such as prosthetic limbs, researchers at the Neural Prosthetics Translational Laboratory…

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Will new understanding equal new treatments for toxic ALS mutation?

3139 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers may have solved the mystery surrounding the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), marking out new territory in which to explore possible treatments. ALS, also known…

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Young neurons in mature brains

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new study uncovered the existence of immature neurons in adult brains well into old age, adding more weight to the longstanding debate of whether neurogenesis really stops after adolescence.…

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Could the gut-brain axis have a role in stroke recovery?

3300 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Acute disruption of bacterial populations in the gut after stroke could have a detrimental effect on recovery, according to new research. The role that our microbiome – the microbial environment…

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Genetic link uncovered that could help protect against PTSD

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new study has identified a link between fear memory and TIA1, a prion-related RNA-binding protein whose capacity to form various types of intracellular aggregates has been implicated in neurodegenerative…

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Stem-cell therapy puts the brakes on MS

2850 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

New data reveal the power of stem-cell transplantation in slowing or even halting disease progression in patients with RRMS, thereby reinvigorating further exploration of cellular treatments in MS. The findings…

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‘Leaky’ blood vessels linked to Alzheimer’s

3500 2333 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Leaky blood vessels in the brain appear to be a driver of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. The research, published in Nature Medicine, followed 161 older…

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Gene therapy shows promise in Parkinson’s disease

2100 1400 Mea Holm, PhD

Interim results from a Phase Ib trial show that gene therapy may reduce the need for medication in patients with Parkinson’s disease refractory to levodopa. The investigational therapy is designed…

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New molecule could halt neural damage in Parkinson’s disease

2967 1980 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Researchers may have found a way to halt, and even reverse, the neural damage associated with Parkinson’s disease (PD) using a novel molecule that targets a key cause of nerve…

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