Skip to main content

Your search for “Neurology” returned 397 results

Why Don’t We All Get Alzheimer’s Disease?

August 7, 2013

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine offer an explanation for why we all don’t get Alzheimer’s disease (AD) - a trick of nature that in most people maintains critical separation between a protein and an enzyme that, when combined, trigger the progressive cell degeneration and…

New Therapeutic Target Discovered for Alzheimer’s Disease

March 17, 2014

A team of scientists from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, the Medical University of South Carolina and San Diego-based American Life Science Pharmaceuticals, Inc., report that cathepsin B gene knockout or its reduction by an enzyme inhibitor blocks creation of key neurotoxic pGlu-Aβ peptides linked to…

How Our Brains Store Recent Memories, Cell by Single Cell

June 16, 2014

Confirming what neurocomputational theorists have long suspected, researchers at the Dignity Health Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Ariz. and University of California, San Diego School of Medicine report that the human brain locks down episodic memories in the hippocampus, committing each recollection to a distinct, distributed fraction of individual cells.

Single Dose Reverses Autism-like Symptoms in Mice

June 17, 2014

…a mouse model of autism, reversing symptoms of the neurological disorder in animals that were the human biological age equivalent of 30 years old.

Detecting Fetal Chromosomal Defects Without Risk

May 6, 2014

A team of scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and in China describe a new benchtop semiconductor sequencing procedure and newly developed bioinformatics software tools that are fast, accurate, portable, less expensive and can be completed without harm to mother or fetus.

Prostate Cancer and Blood Lipids Share Genetic Links

April 30, 2014

A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, with colleagues in Norway, significantly refines the association, highlighting genetic risk factors associated with low density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol and triglycerides as key players and identifying 17 related gene loci that make risk contributions to…

Researchers Discover New Genetic Brain Disorder in Humans

April 24, 2014

A newly identified genetic disorder associated with degeneration of the central and peripheral nervous systems in humans, along with the genetic cause, is reported in the April 24, 2014 issue of Cell.

Gulf War Illness Not in Veterans’ Heads, But in Their Mitochondria

March 27, 2014

Researchers at the UC San Diego School of Medicine have demonstrated for the first time that veterans of the 1990-91 Persian Gulf War who suffer from “Gulf War illness” have impaired function of mitochondria – the energy powerhouses of cells.

Protein Switch Dictates Cellular Fate: Stem Cell or Neuron

February 13, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have discovered that a well-known protein has a new function: It acts in a biological circuit to determine whether an immature neural cell remains in a stem-like state or proceeds to become a functional neuron.

Qualcomm Institute Announces Seed Grants to Build Clusters in Brain, Medical and Robotics Research

July 18, 2014

The Qualcomm Institute at the University of California, San Diego has given the green light to 35 new projects that are part of the institute’s Calit2 Strategic Research Opportunities (CSRO) program. Each one-year seed grant is worth up to $50,000 in support for researchers in areas of critical interest to…

Category navigation with Social links