Brain research gets $56-million provincial boost
Provincial minister responsible for seniors' affairs Mario Sergio, left, and minister of research and devlopment Reza Moridi listen to the Ontario Science Centre's Bhavleen Kaur as she describes the effect of Alzheimer's disease on the brain, during an ...
Niagarathisweek.com - Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:26



Rainwater family seeks cure to billionaire's brain disease
Rainwater's father, Fort Worth billionaire Richard Rainwater, is suffering from an incurable brain disease called Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, and has poured more than $50 million into a research effort to find a cure. (AP Photo/The Fort Worth ...
Charlotte Observer - Sat, 24 Jan 2015 22:00

Study suggests new hope for sufferers of strokes, brain injuries and disease
Artificial supplementation of creatine may pave the way to new treatments for degenerative brain diseases, strokes and brain injuries, say Auckland University researchers. A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience indicates a course of ...
New Zealand Doctor Online - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:45



Teenager, 14, battling brain disease so rare he is the only child in the WORLD ...
Teenager Ryan Thompson is battling a brain disease so rare that he is the only child in the world to have it. Medics were left baffled by the condition - known as CNS scleroderma - which causes seizures and affects Ryan's speech. The syndrome is often ...
Mirror.co.uk - Sun, 25 Jan 2015 08:00



Study: Genes Are Connected to Brain Size
The result may advance understanding of such devastating neurodegenerative diseases as Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's. To link genes and brain structure, a consortium of 290 scientists from 30 different countries conducted scans of the ...
Sci-Tech Today - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:07

Crowdsourcing Study of 30000 Images Connects Genes to Brain Size
MIT Technology Review (blog) - Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:15



Change agent: Creating new scans to track brain diseases
These are 18F-Fallypride PET images of dopamine D2 type receptors, averaged across several normal subjects. There are high levels of these receptors (red color) in deep brain structures and lower levels in the cortex. These include the basal …more.
Medical Xpress - Fri, 09 Jan 2015 05:41

Walter F. Mondale Named Honorary Chairman of American Brain Foundation
Mondale is joining the foundation in its mission to raise funds for brain disease research because he and his family have experienced tragic losses due to brain diseases: His wife, Joan, passed away in 2014 from Lewy body dementia, and his 51-year-old ...
Pharmacy Times - Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:07



Patients Creating Meaningful Solutions for their Own Disease
I first learned about the possibility of patients accelerating the development of treatments for their own conditions when I met Avi Kremer. I was then a young faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania researching the brain, and within that ...
Brain Blogger (blog) - Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:51


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