Neuro signals study gives new insight into brain disorders

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Neuro signals study gives new insight into brain disorders

Postby MSUK » Mon Mar 14, 2011 12:37 am

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Research into how the brain transmits messages to other parts of the body could improve understanding of disorders such as epilepsy, dementia, multiple sclerosis and stroke.

Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have identified a protein crucial for maintaining the health and function of the segment of nerve fibres that controls transmission of messages within the brain.

The study, published in the journal Neuron, could help direct research into neurodegenerative disorders, in which electrical impulses from the brain are disrupted. This can lead to inability to control movement, causing muscles to waste away.... Read More - http://www.msrc.co.uk/index.cfm/fuseact ... ageid/1398
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