News tagged with brain cell damage

Nicotine harms the pubescent brain

Smoking at an early age can cause attention deficits in later life. Researchers at the Neuroscience Campus Amsterdam (part of VU University and its medical centre) have discovered a new mechanism that explains how exposure ...

Mar 01, 2011
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Unearthing a pathway to brain damage

Neuroscientists have long suspected that abnormal calcium signaling and accumulation of misfolded proteins cause an intracellular membrane-bound organelle called the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) to trigger the ...

Feb 25, 2011
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Stroke gene discovered

A Dutch-German medical research team led by Harald Schmidt from Maastricht University, Netherlands, and Christoph Kleinschnitz, University of Wurzburg, Germany, has discovered that an enzyme is responsible for the death of ...

Sep 21, 2010
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Stem cells rescue nerve cells by direct contact

Scientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet have shown how transplanted stem cells can connect with and rescue threatened neurons and brain tissue. The results point the way to new possible treatments ...

Feb 01, 2010
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