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Neurological Disorders May Be Caused By Astrocytes, The Star-Shaped Cells Responsible For Protecting The Brain

The brain’s most abundant cells may play a very big role in what causes certain neurological disorders. Researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at Federal University of Rio de Janeiro published their findings in the journal Glia , which ... [Published Medical Daily - 14 hours ago]
First reported Jul 13 2014 - Updated Jul 13 2014 - 1 reports

Neuroscience Research Seminar Series

Time 17:15 Place Building One Bateman Lecture TheatreUniversity of Exeter Medical School Neuroscience Research SeminarsJoin us for the next in a series of seminars based around the neuroscience research being carried out at the University of Exeter. The ... [Published Exeter University - Jul 13 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Study Finds Evidence That Astrocytes Participate in Normal Brain Activities

A team of Chinese researchers has found evidence that a type of brain cell called astrocyte does take part in normal physiological activities and development and also helps maintain stability of the neuronal environment.Previous studies have found that ... [Published MedIndia - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 12 2014 - Updated Jul 12 2014 - 1 reports

Blame it on the astrocytes: does brain's most abundant cell type have role in neurological disorders?

In the brains of all vertebrates, information is transmitted through synapses, a mechanism that allows an electric or chemical signal to be passed from one brain cell to another. Chemical synapses, which are the most abundant type of synapse, can be either ... [Published Science Daily - Jul 12 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

An obstacle to the differentiation of adipose-derived stromal cells into astrocytes

PUBLIC RELEASE DATE: 10-Jul-2014There is evidence that under the normal circumstances, astrocytes participate in normal physiological activities and development, maintain neuronal environment, and exhibit therapeutic and repairing effects on brain injury ... [Published EurekAlert! - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 11 2014 - Updated Jul 11 2014 - 1 reports

Reactive astrogliosis in response to hemorrhagic fever virus: microarray profile of Junin ...

Arenavirus Junin is the causative agent of Argentine hemorrhagic fever. Limited information is available concerning the pathogenesis of this human disease, especially the pathogenesis of acute and late neurological symptoms.Methods: In our study we present ... [Published 7thSpace - Jul 11 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 2 reports

Brain tumor cells disrupt the brain's protective barrier, offering potential avenues for therapy

Ratings require JavaScript to be enabled.Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates. This finding could ultimately lead ... [Published Medical News Today - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 10 2014 - 3 reports

Drug to cure Alzheimer's comes step closer

In what could open a new chapter in the development of drugs for treating Alzheimer's disease, for which currently there is no cure, researchers have discovered a new therapeutic target for tackling memory impairment. Reactive astrocytes (the most abundant ... [Published ProKerala.com - Jul 10 2014]
First reported Jul 09 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 1 reports

Neuroprotective effects of lithium are likely related to gene expressions

New therapeutic targets release mechanisms in reactive astrocytes for treatment of Alzheimer's diseaseAntibiotic treatment for patients who underwent gall bladder removal does not reduce infection riskNew method to repair painNew important education initiative ... [Published News-Medical.Net - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 09 2014 - 3 reports

Brain Tumor Invasion Opens Up the Pathway to New Cancer Treatments

A new study has found that the invasion of glioblastoma cells may actually hijack the cerebral blood vessels and cause damage to the protective barrier of the brain. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to bring about the death of the tumor, ... [Published MedIndia - Jul 09 2014]
First reported Jul 07 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

Q Therapeutics Announces First U.S. Patent Relating to Fifth Patent Family on Neural Cells

SALT LAKE CITY, UT -- (Marketwired) -- 07/07/14 -- Q Therapeutics , Inc. ("Q") , an emerging biotechnology company developing innovative cell therapy products for the treatment of debilitating diseases of the central nervous system, announced today that ... [Published BioSpace - Jul 07 2014]
First reported Jul 08 2014 - Updated Jul 08 2014 - 1 reports

FGF signaling suppresses astrocyte activation [Neuroscience]

Wenfei Kang a , Francesca Balordi b , Nan Su c , Lin Chen c , Gordon Fishell b , and Jean M. Hébert a , 1 a Departments of Neuroscience and Genetics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY 10461; b Departments of Cell Biology and Neural ... [Published PNAS - Jul 08 2014]

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Article: " Bone marrow mesenchymal stem cells with Nogo-66 receptor gene silencing for repair of spinal cord injury" Zhiyuan Li1, Zhanxiu Zhang1, Lili Zhao1, Hui Li1, Suxia Wang1, Yong Shen2 (1 Department of Joint Orthopedics, Hebei Provincial Xingtai People's Hospital...
...and researchers found its crucial role in the development of synapses inside test tubes, and then in living brain cells of both mice and men. "Our study is the first to associate this complex pathway of molecules, of which TGF β1 seems to be a key player, to astrocytes' ability to modulate inhibitory synapses" the study’s lead author Dr. Flávia Gomes said in a press release
Publicase Comunicação Científica. "Blame it on the astrocytes: does brain's most abundant cell type have role in neurological disorders?." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/07/140711092142.htm (accessed July 11, 2014)
...Related findings were published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 9, No. 8, 2014). Article: " Apoptosis is an obstacle to the differentiation of adipose-derived stromal cells into astrocytes" by Xiaodong Yuan1, Qiaoyu Sun1, Ya Ou1, Shujuan Wang1, Wenli Zhang2, Hongliang Deng1, Xiaoying Wu1, Lili Zhang1 (1 Department of Neurology, Kailuan General...

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