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Researching the Brain, Seeking Cures

USC researchers have identified 150 proteins affecting cell activity and brain development that contribute to mental disorders, including schizophrenia, bipolar condition and depression.
Researchers have developed an online tool that helps people who care for those with dementia by helping them anticipate and respond to the behavioral and psychological symptoms of the illness.
Through a $206,184 grant over three years from the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA), Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Medicine will undertake an innovative Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging research project that will bring new insights into the origins of Alzheimer’s disease.
University at Buffalo biologist Shermali Gunawardena is looking for deeper explanations into the causes of Alzheimer’s and how this debilitating condition can be treated.
More than half of patients hospitalized for a concussion receive no follow-up care within three months of their discharge, according to a national multi-center study.
MIT researchers have devised a new drug-delivering nanoparticle that could offer a better way to treat Glioblastoma multiforme, a type of brain tumor.
A new study suggests that shock therapy should be more available to patients who have tried two other types of treatment for depression.
Stanford researchers set out to test a seminal theory of Parkinson’s disease and several related conditions. What they found is more complex than anyone had imagined.
A new study by researchers at the BU School of Medicine suggests that playing youth tackle football may lead to earlier onset of cognitive, behavior, and mood symptoms in later life.
Biomedical engineers at the University of California, Davis, have developed a new technique for measuring blood flow in the human brain, which could be used in patients with stroke or traumatic brain injury.