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$3.7 million to help research neurological disorders linked to manganese

Manganese – found in smoke from steel production and coal fires – has been linked to a range of neurological problems often seen with Parkinson’s disease: slowness, stiffness, tremors, anxiety, depression, cognitive changes, and difficulty walking and speaking. Decades ago, federal environmental and public health agencies established manganese-concentration levels of concern for human health, but

Scientists adopt new strategy to find Huntington’s disease therapies

Large, international NIH-supported study uses precision medicine to tackle neurological disorders Friday, August 7, 2015 - Scientists searched the chromosomes of more than 4,000 Huntington’s disease patients and found that DNA repair genes may determine when the neurological symptoms begin. Partially funded by the National Institutes of Health, the results may provide a guide for

Researchers find the organization of the human brain to be nearly ideal

Wed, 07/08/2015 - 9:57am Northeastern University Krioukov and his colleagues discovered that the structure of the human brain has an almost ideal network of connections (magenta), enabling optimal transmission of information from one part of the brain to another. Image: KrioukovHave you ever wondered why the human brain evolved the way it did?A new study by