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( New testing approach improves detection of rare but emerging Powassan virus spread by deer ticks
Mar 26th 2024, 17:01

Researchers have come up with a new, more accurate method for detecting in ticks the emerging Powassan virus, which can cause life-threatening neuroinvasive disease, including encephalitis and meningitis.

( Study finds high prevalence of hidden brain changes in people with heart disease
Mar 26th 2024, 17:01

A new analysis involving over 13,000 people has found changes to blood vessels in the brain that can increase the risk of stroke and dementia are common in people with a range of heart conditions, regardless of whether they have experienced a stroke.

( Beethoven's genes reveal low predisposition for beat synchronization
Mar 26th 2024, 12:45

Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most celebrated musicians in human history, has a rather low genetic predisposition for beat synchronization, according to a new study.

( Developmental crossroads in the brain
Mar 26th 2024, 12:45

Study reveals how proteins direct nerve cell precursors to turn into specialized neurons.

( New treatment target identified for Alzheimer's disease
Mar 26th 2024, 10:39

Researchers have identified a new potential target for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease -- PDE4B. The researchers observed that AD mice showed memory deficits in maze tests, but memory was unimpaired in AD mice with genetically reduced PDE4B activity.

( Common degenerative brain disease may begin to develop in middle age
Mar 26th 2024, 10:39

Lewy body disease may be more common in middle-aged people than previously thought, according to a recent study. In the study, almost one in ten of over 50-year-olds were found to have tissue markers of Lewy body disease in the brain.

( xCT protein is key link in inhibiting pancreatic cancer growth and limiting mood disturbances
Mar 26th 2024, 10:39

The xCT protein, which plays an important role as a transport molecule in the cell, could play a part in cancer treatment in the future, researchers have discovered. Their recent studies on mice show that targeting the protein can not only reduce tumor growth, it can also help regulate the inflammatory response and improve mood.

( Young adults with migraine, other nontraditional risk factors may have higher stroke risk
Mar 26th 2024, 10:39

Nontraditional risk factors such as migraines are as important as traditional risk factors like high blood pressure for adults younger than ages 35-45, finds new study.

( Large-scale animal study links brain pH changes to wide-ranging cognitive issues
Mar 26th 2024, 10:35

The International Brain pH Project Consortium unveils groundbreaking findings in a large-scale animal model study, indicating altered brain pH and lactate levels as a transdiagnostic endophenotype in neuropsychiatric disorders with cognitive impairment. This collaborative effort, involving 131 researchers across six countries, challenges existing notions and may pave the way for novel strategies in understanding and addressing biologically diverse and debilitating disorders impacting cognitive function.

( Crackdown on illicit drugs detects rise in 'designer' drug substitutes
Mar 25th 2024, 22:02

As authorities crack down on illicit drugs, experts have issued an alert on the use of the synthetic stimulant pentylone, as new research finds a 75% increase in detections across Australia.

( Common household chemicals pose new threat to brain health, study finds
Mar 25th 2024, 13:57

Researchers have provided fresh insight into the dangers some common household chemicals pose to brain health. They suggest that chemicals found in a wide range of items, from furniture to hair products, may be linked to neurological conditions.

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