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In recent years it turned out that long before the first symptoms of Parkinson's appear, it is possible to find a change in the population of intestinal bacteria of the patients
Dr. Patricia Mora-Raymondo of the Technion won a prestigious European award for developing a method to treat Parkinson's disease with the help of music
An international study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in collaboration with colleagues from Germany, the USA and Canada, delved into the potential of increasing protein levels (MIF) as a new approach to dealing with muscular dystrophy (ALS). The findings of the innovative study have been published
Neurological morbidity is the world's number 1 cause of morbidity and disability, with over 3 billion people with brain diseases * according to an article published this weekend in the Lancet. The scope of morbidity and disability has grown since then
Extracellular matrix is ​​the part of the tissue that surrounds the cells and provides them with structural support. Beyond the structural function of the matrix, it is used for a variety of roles, such as separating tissues from one another and controlling
Implanting a chip in the brain as recently done by Elon Musk's company Neurolink can, if done correctly, save patients with severe brain diseases, and that the patients no longer respond to drug treatment
Researchers are examining whether aerobic physical activity, which increases the level of oxytocin, the hormone of love and connection in the body, may improve the social functioning of those suffering from schizophrenia
Toxic proteins accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. In the familial Alzheimer's patients, the accumulation mechanism is clear since there is a circumstantial relationship between the mutations and the identity of the defective proteins. In the random disease, on the other hand, the cause of the accumulation of proteins
On the spectrum of disorders caused by a defect in one gene
Researchers at the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute (WEHI) in Melbourne have solved a long-standing mystery regarding the role of a protein in removing damaged mitochondria from the body. These findings may pave the way for potential new treatments for Parkinson's disease
The molecule that carries with it a message of regeneration
Abnormal electrical activity in the brain triggers OCD and Parkinson's symptoms
The proteins and mechanisms required to fight the protein accumulations that lead to neurodegenerative diseases have been identified
The research team hopes that the tools developed in this study will pave the way for the development of similar treatments for other rare diseases
Professor Hermona Sorek, one of the world's leading researchers of gene expression in the brain, was able to find, in collaboration with her research colleagues, a molecular mechanism that occurs in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, which does not occur in men and which explains the acceleration
The scientists of the institute have identified the cells in the brain that are responsible for the grace periods of the multiple sclerosis patients. The findings may pave the way for new treatments
The brain's control of subtle movements is based on complex mechanisms that challenge many researchers from different fields. Research conducted at the Technion sheds light on this issue and may lead to the development of innovative, personalized rehabilitation strategies
The research carried out at Ben Gurion University focused on the VDAC1 protein that controls mitochondrial activity and controls cell life and death
A seminal 2006 article in Nature claiming that beta-amyloid protein was primarily responsible for Alzheimer's was found to be partially fabricated. Long years of attempts to develop medicines were lost in vain * Twenty more articles are now being examined
An experimental drug developed in a laboratory may be suitable for the treatment of a variety of rare syndromes that impair brain function
AHDS patients are unable to walk or sit independently and do not even develop the ability to speak. So far, about 300 patients have been diagnosed in the world, but due to the fact that it is a rare syndrome that was recently identified, it can be estimated that a number
At the Multidisciplinary Center for Brain Research at Bar-Ilan University, researchers investigate, among other things, the effect of age, brain injuries or neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease on memory
Weizmann Institute of Science scientists have discovered a new pathway that may protect nerve cells in the brain and slow down the development of degenerative brain disease
Due to incorrect diagnosis and treatment: 4 in XNUMX children who have suffered a minor head injury may suffer from chronic post-concussion syndrome
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