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Researching the Brain, Seeking Cures

A Boston University researcher believes electrical stimulation of the brain can quickly—and reversibly—increase or decrease executive function in healthy people and change their behavior.
This is the first of a three-part video series that highlights how Indiana University research benefits the lives of people in Indiana and beyond.
Researchers have developed an algorithm that can be used to analyze a patient's medical history and predict whether the patient is at risk for developing Parkinson’s disease.
University of Washington researchers are developing a smartphone app that can objectively detect concussions and other traumatic brain injuries.
A new study at Michigan State University provides further evidence that a simple scratch-and-sniff test could predict Parkinson’s disease even earlier than previously thought.
Michigan State University scientists now have early proof that an antidepressant drug that’s been around for more than 50 years could slow the progression of Parkinson’s.
The Zika Virus, which can cause devastating neurological damage in developing fetuses, also targets and kills brain cancer stem cells, according to researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Washington University School of Medicine.
Alzheimer's researchers at Washington University in St. Louis believe a certain gene mutation causes energy shortages in immune cells that protect the brain.
A 29-year study of homogenous population in San Diego, Calif., shows moderate drinking did not impair cognitive health in older adults.
A new study by Boston University researchers suggests a progressive, degenerative brain disease may be more common in football players than previously thought.