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World’s Tiniest MicroHammer Developed to Study Brain Cells During Accident

SPENCER BRUTTIG

Researchers at University of California, Santa Barbara in the US have built what they called a MicroHammer, the world’s tiniest hammer to measure brain cells undergo change during traumatic injuries after accidents or due to diseases like Alzheimer’s. When head injuries take place, crack, accompanied by shock and swelling or a minor bump or visible scrape on the outside of ...

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Sleeplessness is the Missing Link to Alzheimer’s Disease: UC Study

Scientists from the University of Columbia, Berkeley believe that sleeplessness leads to memory loss as a deficit of the deep, restorative slumber needed to hit the save button on memories in turn leads to the beta-amyloid protein to trigger Alzheimer’s disease. “Our findings reveal a new pathway through which Alzheimer’s disease may cause memory decline later in life,” said UCB’s ...

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Sticky protein may lead to novel treatment for Parkinson’s

Researchers have found a way to potentially slow the progress of Parkinson’s disease, if not cure it, with a peptide that sticks to the protein that causes the incurable disease. In Parkinson’s disease, a protein called I-synuclein loses shape and stacks together to form long toxic fibrils to kill the brain cells. The new peptide designed by the researchers binds ...

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Spinal cord injury may lead to brain damage: study

Spinal cord injuries (SCI) may cause progressive brain degeneration, says a new research, as they can cause widespread and sustained brain inflammation that leads to progressive loss of nerve cells, with associated cognitive problems and depression. “Our studies for the first time show that isolated SCI can cause progressive loss of brain cells in key brain regions,” said lead researcher ...

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Indian-Origin Scientists Isolate ‘Smart’ Protein from Nerve Cells, with Huge Future Potential

Sanjay Kumar, an Indian-origin scientist, has succeeded to isolate “smart” material from the protein taken from nerve cells that would usher in a new era into making biological sensors, flow valves and controlled drug release systems. "We created a new class of smart, protein-based materials whose structural principles are inspired by networks found in living cells," said Sanjay Kumar of ...

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