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NEW RESEARCH CONDUCTED in laboratory rats is challenging the assumption that the most active brain cells are also the most important in controlling behavior.
It allows a gene-altering protein to enter the nucleus of brain cells.
Historically, these tests have been conducted in cancer cells, which often don't match the biology of human brain cells.
Together, these studies mean that humans are likely to be able to stimulate new brain cell development, and foster rapid synaptic connections between them with taurine.
Levels of a protein called p53, which helps control cell growth and death, shot up by 80 percent in human brain cells infected with the viral strain responsible for the Zika epidemic in the Americas, Zhang said.
Last year, an NIH-funded team used new tools to figure out why the gene has a connection with Alzheimer's: It seems to be involved with creating protein sponges that pull beta amyloid, the waxy protein that coats the brain cells of people with Alzheimer's disease, out of the brain.
Washington, June 24 ( ANI ): Researchers have claimed to have discovered out how the fatal inherited disorder Huntington's disease kills brain cells.
An estimated 40,000 people in Ireland suffer from the debilitating and fatal brain condition which destroys brain cells, causing progressively worse problems with memory, thinking and behaviour.
What are the implications for disruption of brain cell migration?
The suspicion that these problems may be related to PCBs' effects on the timing and type of brain cell differentiation led to the current study.
When a person reads a sentence, hears a speech, experiences an emotion, or thinks a thought, a cluster or network of brain cells fires in a certain pattern with particular intensity and timing.
The researchers added that the amount of brain cell loss in the veterans was comparable to patients suffering from Lou Gehrig's disease, multiple sclerosis, dementia and other degenerative brain disorders.
QUETTA -- Scientists have figured out how to stop brain cell death in mice with brain disease and say their discovery deepens understanding of the mechanisms of human neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
When the mice were given antibodies that prevented transthyretin from interacting with the [beta]-amyloid protein, the mice showed typical brain cell death.
By blocking the action of free radicals, these drugs have already shown promise in restoring muscle function in laboratory animals after nerves are severed, and it is hoped they will eventually prove useful in treating brain-damaged stroke and accident victims, as well as slowing the brain cell damage that occurs in patients with Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases.