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Patient-derived stem cells may improve treatments for Parkinson`s

Last Updated: Thursday, July 05, 2012, 17:46

The researchers collected skin cells from patients with genetically inherited forms of Parkinson`s and reprogrammed those cells into neurons.

Neurons controlling hunger also drive drug addiction: Study

Last Updated: Monday, June 25, 2012, 15:15

Nerve cells in the brain`s hypothalamus that is not only linked with hunger and overeating, but also drives drug addiction.

‘Forged’ brain cells offers hope for Huntington’s disease treatment

Last Updated: Friday, March 16, 2012, 17:53

A special type of brain cell forged from stem cells could help restore the muscle coordination deficits that cause the uncontrollable spasms characteristic of Huntington’s disease, a new study has suggested.

Gene therapy boosts cell repair in brain disorders

Last Updated: Sunday, February 12, 2012, 20:47

Researchers have found a way to help the brain replace damaged nerve cells or neurons.

Taste sensing brain areas mapped for first time

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 07, 2011, 18:15

Each taste, from sweet to salty, is sensed by a set of neurons in the brain. Now scientists have mapped for the first time how taste is represented in the mammalian brain.

Laugh aloud to lighten up your face

Last Updated: Wednesday, August 24, 2011, 18:20

According to a new study, laughter lightens up our faces and the neurons in our brains.

Single brain stem cell can generate new ones

Last Updated: Friday, July 01, 2011, 00:00

The study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine on adult mice revealed that a stem cell can also take a wholly unexpected path i.e. generate two new brain stem cells.

How commonly used anaesthetic lifts depression

Last Updated: Thursday, June 16, 2011, 00:00

The anaesthetic lifts depression, and it seems to act on neurons in an unusual way.

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