Research could help eventual treatment of degenerative muscle, brain diseases
Our genetic information is stored in DNA, tiny strands of nucleic acid that contain instructions for the functioning of our bodies. To express this genetic data, our DNA is copied into RNA molecules, which then translate the instructions into proteins ... - Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:56

Researchers Discover How Circular RNA Is Created
Science 2.0 - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 04:26

Brain map helps disease researchers
“We can build elaborate models of brain systems,” he said. “Labs around the world bring us new methods to do this,” often to address specific diseases. As the brain networks are mapped, they can be traced to the body's genetics to find biomarkers that ...
San Antonio Express-News - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:01

NFL agrees: brain trauma in 1 in 3 players (New York Times report)
They also appear to confirm what scientists have said for years: that playing football increases the risk of developing neurological conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a degenerative brain disease that can be identified only in an autopsy.
Peninsula Daily - Fri, 12 Sep 2014 17:45

Staggering NFL Brain Injury Stats Show Another Dark Side to the Sport
Bustle - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:39

NFL players' head-injury win at risk: Column
USA TODAY - Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:52

From lighter airplanes to new treatments for brain diseases
Using a unique simulation-based approach, the Human Brain Project (HBP) aims to provide researchers worldwide with a tool to understand how the brain really works. This will help develop new treatments for brain diseases and build revolutionary new ...
EU News - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 02:56

EU Science and Technology Flagships Sailing Smoothly
European Business Express - EBX News 28+ - Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:10

Neuroimaging Detects Concussion-Related Brain Disease In Living Brain
Historically, it was only possible to identify concussion-related brain diseases during autopsy. With a new neuroimaging technique developed by researchers at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine, however, it is now possible to detect those diseases while ...
Med Device Online (press release) - Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:03

Animal tests 'key' to brain disease cures
In an inaugural lecture next week, he will discuss how, despite decades of announcements about potential "wonder drugs" to cure such illnesses, modern medicine is still unable to treat between 60 and 70 per cent of patients with brain disorders. And ... - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:52

Stanford scientists map white matter connections within the human brain
This will allow us to understand the mechanisms behind some of the most important diseases affecting individuals and society. For example, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease and schizophrenia have all been regarded as brain diseases affecting the ...
Stanford Report - Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:52

Migraines with aura in middle age linked to Parkinson's disease
Migraines are the most common brain disorder in both men and women, according to the World Health Organization, and one of the top 10 most debilitating conditions. Aura is the term used to describe the feelings and symptoms that happen shortly before ... - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:00

Migraine sufferers are 'twice as likely to develop Parkinson's disease'
Daily Mail - Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:36

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