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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's Share Common Crucial Feature

Finding suggests that treatment for one disease could work for the other two.

The research is in Acta Neuropathologica. (full access paywall)

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Supercomputer Unlocks Secrets of the Brain and Safer Anesthetics

Researchers have used a supercomputer to show how proteins in the brain control electrical signals, in a breakthrough that could lead to safer and more effective drugs and anaesthetics.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Experimental Therapy for Immune Diseases Hits Achilles Heel of Activated T Cells

Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. With safe and effective treatments in short supply, scientists report the discovery of an experimental treatment that targets an Achilles heel of activated immune cells - killing them off and stopping autoimmune damage.

The research is in PNAS. (full access paywall)

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Common Protein Abnormality Pinpointed in Parkinson's and ALS

Discovery may offer hope to Parkinson's disease and ALS patients.

The research is in Acta Neuropathologica. (full access paywall)

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Flies Are Key to Studying the Causes of Dementia

Discovery relating to brain proteins could lead to new effective therapies for dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The research is in Neurobiology of Disease. (full open access)

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New Biomarkers For Multiple Sclerosis Pathogenesis

Novel study of proinflammatory cytokines in serum and cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients was conducted by Kazan University's Institute of Fundamental Medicine and Biology.

The research is in Frontiers in Immunology. (full open access)

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New Insights Into Early Cognitive Markers for Alzheimer's

New research led by the University of Hertfordshire may significantly change the understanding of cognitive processes that are most impaired at very early stages of Alzheimer’s disease.

The research is in Neuropsychology. (full access paywall)

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Biomarkers That May Predict Cognitive Impairment in Parkinson's Discovered

New biomarkers identified by a research team in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania could help predict which Parkinson's disease patients will suffer significant cognitive deficits within the first three years of their diagnosis.

The research is in PLOS ONE. (full open access)

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Making Brain Implants Smaller Could Prolong Their Lifespan

Thin fibers could be used to deliver drugs or electrical stimulation, with less damage to the brain.

The research is in Scientific Reports. (full open access)

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Ebola Survivors Have a 'Unique' Retinal Scar

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have conducted a study of Ebola survivors to determine if the virus has any specific effects on the back on the eye using an ultra widefield retinal camera.

The research is in Emerging Infectious Diseases. (full open access)
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