Drugs targeting the beta2-adrenoreceptor linked to Parkinson's disease

Researchers want to prevent alpha-synuclein from accumulating in the brain. To do so, the team searched for drugs that turn down alpha-synuclein production. They then tested the drugs in mice and stem cells and studied in data from the health records of millions of people living in Norway. The results of their efforts, point to a new drug development path for PD….

Researchers want to prevent alpha-synuclein from accumulating in the brain. To do so, the team searched for drugs that turn down alpha-synuclein production. They then tested the drugs in mice and stem cells and studied in data from the health records of millions of people living in Norway. The results of their efforts, point to a new drug development path for PD….

Does indoor spraying help prevent dengue?

The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective. Indoor spraying — which involves spraying of insecticides inside houses — has the potential to be a key part of those prevention efforts, researchers report….

The prevention of dengue, the most prevalent mosquito-borne virus in the world, relies heavily on controlling mosquito populations, as the currently available dengue vaccine is only partially effective. Indoor spraying — which involves spraying of insecticides inside houses — has the potential to be a key part of those prevention efforts, researchers report….

New source for brain's development discovered

An unexpected source for the brain’s development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system….

An unexpected source for the brain’s development has been discovered by researchers, a finding that offers new insights into the building of the nervous system….

Mind wandering is common during driving

Scientists have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. Astonishingly, during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70 percent of the time. The researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering, but need to do further work to clarify if it is dangerous during driving….

Scientists have investigated mind wandering in volunteers during a driving simulation. Astonishingly, during the simulation, the volunteers reported mind wandering 70 percent of the time. The researchers could identify specific changes in brain patterns when the volunteers were mind wandering, but need to do further work to clarify if it is dangerous during driving….

How reading and writing with your child boost more than just literacy

Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a new article…

Children who read and write at home — whether for assignments or just for fun — are building long-term study and executive function skills, according to a new article…

Motorized molecules drill through cells

Motorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs to or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. Scientists have demonstrated them on cancer and other cells….

Motorized molecules that target diseased cells may deliver drugs to or kill the cells by drilling into the cell membranes. Scientists have demonstrated them on cancer and other cells….

Monkeys with Parkinson's disease benefit from human stem cells

Japanese neurosurgeons report two new strategies to improve outcomes of iPS cell-based therapies for Parkinson’s disease in monkey brains. The findings are a key step for patient recruitment of the first iPS cell-based therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases….

Japanese neurosurgeons report two new strategies to improve outcomes of iPS cell-based therapies for Parkinson’s disease in monkey brains. The findings are a key step for patient recruitment of the first iPS cell-based therapy to treat neurodegenerative diseases….

Powerful resource to advance treatment of pediatric solid tumors

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering the global scientific community no-cost access to an unprecedented collection of pediatric solid tumor samples and data to fuel research and move treatment forward….

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is offering the global scientific community no-cost access to an unprecedented collection of pediatric solid tumor samples and data to fuel research and move treatment forward….

Understanding perceptions of reputation, identity offers opportunity, study shows

Regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how they are generally perceived by others, research concludes….

Regardless of how people personally view another person, they also are aware of how that person sees themselves, as well as how they are generally perceived by others, research concludes….