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.

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

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

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.

Staying Sharp: New Study Uncovers How People Maintain Cognitive Function In Old Age

Not everyone declines in cognitive function with age.

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.

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?

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.

Combining alcohol and Red Bull reduces the 'perception' of impairment

Alcohol's harmful effects on motor coordination, however, remain intact

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.

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

Discovery of agile molecular motors could aid in treating motor neuron diseases

These observations could lead to better ways to treat motor neuron diseases.

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.

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.

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.

Neurobiological Mechanisms of Social Anxiety Disorder

The authors critically surveyed several preclinical and clinical neurobiological models of social anxiety disorder.

New Clues into the Aging Brain

Researchers have discovered a potential reason why learning and memory function declines with age

Scientists Discover New Epilepsy Gene

New Epilepsy Gene Found by Boston-Harvard Medical School.

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.

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.