Neurodegenerative Disorders

Black-and-white x-ray of a skull with probes
A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
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New research suggests that language tests could aid early diagnosis of debilitating dementia.
  • The Dana Foundation
Huang Yu is Assistant Professor at the Columbia University Medical Center. In this video he explains the plaques and tangles behind Alzheimer’s Disease.
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  • 2 min
Neurofibrillary tangles in the brain may foreshadow trouble.
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Healthy synapses may be the secret to fighting Alzheimer's disease.
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Students will use their research skills to learn about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.
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A new treatment for Parkinson's disease and other disorders arises from an outbreak of contaminated street drugs — and years of painstaking brain research.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
An early discovery kicked off a century of Alzheimer's research.
  • BioInteractive
Face recognition is a remarkably complex process. And for some people, telling faces apart is an almost impossible task.
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  • 8 min
Learn about the past, present, and future of Alzheimer's research and treatment.
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A conversation with a friend may feel effortless but your brain is hard at work listening to your friend, deciding how to respond, and selecting the words to use. Learn more in this video which took second place in the 2016 Brain Awareness Video Contest.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Nonhuman primate research is opening up new avenues of attack against the devastating neurodegenerative disorder Huntington’s disease.
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NIH-funded scientists discussed the current state of Alzheimer’s disease research and the importance of increased funding.
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