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  1. Fluorescence spectroscopy eye test detects neurological diseases in livestock

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    Thu, 21 Oct 2010

    of sheep infected with scrapie—a neurological disorder similar to bovine spongiform encephalopathy ..... the eyes of animals infected with the neurological diseases. Petrich and his team attribute ..... the retinas of animals for signs of neurological diseases. He expects it will take

  2. NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE THERAPY: Cells of Parkinson’s patients respond to low-level light

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    Tue, 1 Sep 2009

    improve neuronal function in many patients with PD and other neurological diseases,” says Patricia A. Trimmer, who led the study. Trimmer is associate professor of neurological research at the University of Virginia School of Medicine

  1. Neurology /Alzheimer's: Laser-based eye test for early detection of Alzheimer's

    Magazine Articles

    Wed, 16 Sep 2015

    years before symptoms arise, we envision a future where our test may be used as a screening test starting at age 45–50. Neurologists may be early adopters of the test, as they are currently involved in Alzheimer's diagnoses, and they are looking for

  2. MICROSCOPY/NEUROIMAGING: Third-harmonic generation enables label-free imaging of live brain tissue

    Magazine Articles

    Sun, 1 May 2011

    neuroscience and neurosurgery—and a noninvasive probe capable of micrometer-scale resolution is on the wish list of every neurologist . While two-photon laser-scanning microscopy (2PLSM) has become the standard for minimally invasive high-resolution

  3. Light-sensitive switches can treat chronic pain, visual impairment

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    Thu, 27 Feb 2014

    cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases , including chronic pain and certain types of visual ..... hope to use this approach as the basis for new therapies for neurological disease." Two new studies, on pain receptors and a mouse

  4. Optogenetic method controls gene expression in thoughts

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    Wed, 12 Nov 2014

    conversion of genes into proteins ( gene expression ). The scientists envision that their method could someday be used to combat neurological diseases. Related: Optogenetics controls timing, duration of gene expression in cells "For the first time, we have been

  5. MEDICAL SENSING: Inexpensive handheld tool detects brain injuries in the field

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    Wed, 1 Jul 2009

    About two million Americans suffer concussions each year, and too often the result is severe neurological damage or death. “People often don’t realize when they’ve had a concussion, because there is no loss of consciousness

  6. NEUROLOGY /LASER SURGERY: Minimally invasive laser surgery revolutionizes epilepsy treatment

    Magazine Articles

    Thu, 1 Sep 2011

    Texas Children’s Hospital’s (TCH’s) comprehensive epilepsy program and associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine. The laser-based approach recently placed TCH in the spotlight, making it the first hospital

  7. NEUROLOGY /OPHTHALMOLOGY: Light-activatable engineered molecule promising for AMD, epilepsy treatment

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    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    Collaboration between chemists and vision scientists has resulted in the design of a light-sensitive molecule able to trigger response in cells of the retina and brain.

  8. NEUROLOGY /OPTOGENETICS: Optogenetics studies show that different stressors induce depression in distinct ways

    Magazine Articles

    Tue, 1 Jan 2013

    Two recent studies funded by the NIH's National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) have used optogenetics to shed new light on the operation of reward circuits in the brain, and how depression is triggered.

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