Neurodegenerative Disorders

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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 11, 2020.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of May 4, 2020.
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Neuroscientists are exploring the potential of stem cell treatments for Alzheimer’s disease in mice models.
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Oligodendrocytes keep electrical signals in the brain and spinal cord strong.
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Research at the Calgary Brain Bank bridges the gap between exploratory animal models and human clinical trials. It may also upend decades of thinking about Alzheimer’s in the process.
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Deep brain stimulation, or DBS, takes advantage of electricity to treat brain disorders like Parkinson’s disease.
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Foreign stem cells make themselves at home when implanted in a new brain.
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Learn ways that tremor used to prevent a man from certain activities until DBS improved his daily life.
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Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
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Students will use their research skills to learn about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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Nonhuman primate research is opening up new avenues of attack against the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease.
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