Hypertension that leads to vascular dementia in older adults begins to impact the brain by middle age, according to a new study, the first to show the process beginning so early.
Priscilla Ambrosi, a student in Northwestern University’s Interdepartmental Neuroscience (NUIN) PhD program, investigates midbrain dopamine circuits and how they control the automation of motor programs.
Touch-sensitive neurons responded to many types of touch and to varying degrees – in a much messier and jumbled manner than previous predicted, according to a recent study.
Children born to women with epilepsy who took anti-seizure medications during pregnancy versus children born to women without epilepsy did not differ in terms of cognitive outcomes and overall neurodevelopment, according to findings published in JAMA Neurology.
Neurons in the hippocampus encode a spatial map of learned knowledge, helping humans and other mammals navigate the world, according to a study published in Nature.
In a new study, Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab researchers have discovered that, in an attempt to adapt to this impairment, muscles actually lose sarcomeres — their smallest, most basic building blocks.
Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an unexpected connection between a protein implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders and the endocannabinoid pathway.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has found the hippocampus also plays a role in short-term memory and helps guide decision-making.
A drug currently used to prevent organ rejection in transplants could also reduce chemotherapy resistance in glioblastoma, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Patients with ischemic strokes due to large or small vessel disease should undergo long-term monitoring for atrial fibrillation, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA.