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Neurobiology of Diseases & Aging

Articles on Neurobiology of diseases and aging. Major topics include dementia, peripheral neuropathy, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s disease, addiction, memory loss, etc.


Neurobiology of Diseases & Aging Articles

New Way To Reduce Neuronal Loss In Brain Of A Person With Alzheimer's Disease
Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) neuroscientists at UQ have discovered a new way to reduce neuronal loss in the brain of a person with Alzheimer's disease.

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Shrinking In Hippocampus Area Of Brain Precedes Alzheimer's Disease
People who have lost brain cells in the hippocampus area of the brain are more likely to develop dementia

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: 4.00

Alzheimer's And Dementia: Brain Structure Changes Years Before Memory Loss Begins
People who develop dementia or Alzheimer's disease experience brain structure changes years before any signs of memory loss begin

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Study Finds Potential New Cause Of Mental Decline In Old Age
Doctors have found important new evidence to explain why mental function becomes less efficient with ageing.

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Staying Sharp: New Study Uncovers How People Maintain Cognitive Function In Old Age
Not everyone declines in cognitive function with age.

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Even Without Dementia, Mental Skills Decline Years Before Deat
A new study shows that older people's mental skills start declining years before death, even if they don't have dementia.

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Scientists Discover Gene Responsible For Brain's Aging
Will scientists one day be able to slow the aging of the brain and prevent diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's?

Date: 13 Sep 2009, Rating: not rated

Gene malfunctions cause schizophrenia, depression symptoms in mice
Researchers have demonstrated for the first time that malfunction of a gene that had been associated with schizophrenia and depression does indeed cause symptoms of those disorders.

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment
Alcohol's harmful effects on motor coordination, however, remain intact

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: 3.00

Drug blocks lethal motor-neuron disease in mice
Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is an inherited motor-neuron disease that, in its most severe form, leads to death before 2 years of age and for which there is no treatment.

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Understanding the Noxious cause of Lou Gehrig's disease
There is no known cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), often known as Lou Gehrig disease and motor neuron disease

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Discovery of agile molecular motors could aid in treating motor neuron diseases
These observations could lead to better ways to treat motor neuron diseases.

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Study suggests new treatments for Huntington's disease
Working with fruit flies, researchers have discovered a new mechanism by which the abnormal protein in Huntington's disease causes neurodegeneration.

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Smoking produces changes in human brain like those in animals using illicit drugs
New research shows for the first time that smoking produces long-lasting biochemical changes in the human brain similar to those changes previously seen in the brains of animals that used cocaine, heroin, and other illicit drugs.

Date: 4 Mar 2008, Rating: not rated

Traumatic Brain Injury may lead to Seizure
An Intercranial Brain or a simple Head injury is a major public health problem; which may lead to several disabilities including seizure.

Date: 6 Oct 2007, Rating: 6.10

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Social Anxiety Disorder
The authors critically surveyed several preclinical and clinical neurobiological models of social anxiety disorder.

Date: 6 Sep 2007, Rating: 7.40, 12 pages

New Clues into the Aging Brain
Researchers have discovered a potential reason why learning and memory function declines with age

Date: 5 Sep 2007, Rating: 5.00

Scientists Discover New Epilepsy Gene
New Epilepsy Gene Found by Boston-Harvard Medical School.

Date: 4 Mar 2007, Rating: 9.13

Williams Syndrome, The Brain And Music
Children with Williams syndrome, a rare genetic disorder, just love music and will spend hours listening to or making music.

Date: 9 Oct 2006, Rating: 5.00

Study Offers Clues To Brain's Protective Mechanisms Against Alcoholism
Why do some people with a strong family history of alcoholism develop alcohol dependency while others do not? A new study provides clues that differing brain chemistry may provide part of the answer.

Date: 6 Sep 2006, Rating: 6.00