Aug 4, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stem cells created to treat lung conditions
A team of scientists from the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and North Carolina State University (NCSU) has developed promising research towards a possible stem cell treatment for several lung conditions — such as idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and cystic fibrosis — often-fatal conditions that affect tens of millions of Americans.
Aug 3, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
New technique to repair spinal cord injuries
Scientists in the UK and Sweden in 2012 developed a surgical technique to reconnect sensory neurons to the spinal cord after traumatic spinal injuries. With that success, they re-examined the technique on a cellular level in rats. Their new research suggests another technique specific for severed spinal cord injuries.
Aug 2, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Intellectual disability may not need to last a lifetime
Improvements in motor function and memory following brief treatment with the drug LM22A-4, suggest human neurodevelopmental disorders may be reversable even after onset of symptoms. If so, this suggests disorders with intellectual disability, including Rett Syndrome and autism, may not need to last a lifetime.
Aug 1, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
One protein impacts 200 others in sperm development
Scientists have found that a single protein called Ptbp2 controls a network of over 200 genes central to how developing sperm in mice move and communicate.
Jul 31, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How does that Aha! moment happen in the brain?
Science identifies moments of brain activity based on the length of specific brain waves and their frequency over time. Research suggests that alpha waves may allow more information to be internalized as they signal the brain is more relaxed. This discovery may help development of non-pharmacological treatment for epilepsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression and more Aha! moments if we learn to control our own alpha waves.