Structural Organization of a Molecular Motor

Findings Could Help Shed Light on Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and Other Diseases.

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has determined the basic structural organization of a molecular motor that hauls cargoes and performs other critical functions within cells.

Nature Structural and Molecular Biology 3/9/15

Single Neuron Hub Orchestrates Activity of Entire Brain Circuit

TAU maps precise triggers that activate and neutralize brain cell networks.

From Neuroscience News, September 29, 2014

The idea of mapping the brain is not new. Researchers have known for years that the key to treating, curing, and even preventing brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury, is to understand how the brain records, processes, stores, and retrieves information.

How Trust is reflected in Brain Structure

A recent study from the University of Georgia shows differences in brain structure according to how trusting people are of others.

The research may have implications for future treatments of psychological conditions such as autism, said the study’s lead author Brian Haas, an assistant professor in the department of psychology. Each autism diagnosis is on a spectrum and varies, but some diagnosed with the condition exhibit problems trusting other people. Neuroimage 2/15/15

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