How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain?

How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain? Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, schizophrenia and many other neurological and psychiatric conditions have been linked to inflammation in the brain. There’s growing evidence that immune cells and molecules play a key role in normal brain development and function as

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Arise

Detecting Alzheimer’s Disease Before Symptoms Arise Both of Andrew Kiselica’s grandfathers developed dementia when he was in graduate school. As Kiselica was going through neuropsychology training in graduate school, he saw his mother’s father become unable to walk or speak due to severe dementia. The University of Missouri researcher said

Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings

Cerebral Palsy Also Has Genetic Underpinnings The causes of cerebral palsy have long been debated and often are attributed to in utero infections, premature birth, or brain injury to the baby near or during delivery, usually from a lack of oxygen. But many young children diagnosed with cerebral palsy have

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains

Antibodies Protect Against Wide Range of Influenza B Virus Strains Researchers have identified two antibodies that protect mice against lethal infections of influenza B virus, report scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Together with an antibody that targets

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages

Detecting Pancreatic Cancer at Treatable Stages Pancreatic cancer is rarely detected at its early stages because symptoms often do not present themselves until after the cancer has progressed. By then, invasive procedures such as surgery, chemotherapy or radiation are often needed to treat the cancer. Now, researchers at the University