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Neuroscience    Alzheimer's    Clinic-Based Pharmacy

Blocking Key Protein May Halt Alzheimer’s Progression

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have found that inhibiting a key protein can stop the destruction of synapses and dendritic spines commonly seen in Alzheimer’s disease.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 20, 2024
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Neuroscience    Recognition

Odors May Prompt Certain Brain Cells to Make Decisions

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have discovered that odors stimulate specific brain cells that may play a role in rapid `go, no-go’ decision-making.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date February 06, 2024
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Research    Neuroscience   

CU Anschutz Lab Works to Restore Paralyzed Patients’ Senses

Connecting a machine to the human brain to help a person move and feel sounds like science fiction. But the work of Daniel Kramer, MD, at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is in fact helping paralyzed people restore motor and sensory function.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date January 23, 2024
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Neuroscience

Research Shows New Documentation Tool Could Help Optimize Seizure Treatments in Patients with Epilepsy

New research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus studies a new tool that will help medical providers identify patients who are failing epilepsy treatments earlier in order to change treatment to rapidly optimize positive outcomes.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date October 20, 2023
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Neuroscience    Pharmaceutical Sciences    Alzheimer's   

Discoveries on Memory Mechanisms Could Unlock New Therapies for Alzheimer’s and other Brain Diseases

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have made a `paradigm shifting’ discovery on the mechanisms required for learning and memory that could lead to new therapies for Alzheimer’s disease and potentially Down syndrome.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 30, 2023
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Neuroscience   

What Is Prosopagnosia? An Odd Condition That Can Steal Your Face

In “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat,” the “man,” identified as Mr. P., visits neurologist and author of the book, Oliver Sacks, MD, for a vision problem that has been perplexing his other doctors. On his way out, Mr. P. grabs his wife’s head, thinking it’s his hat, ultimately and unknowingly introducing the lay world to face blindness.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date August 07, 2023
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Research    Patient Care    Neuroscience   

Why Do Women Suffer Migraines More Frequently and Severely Than Men?

Ten percent of the world’s population suffers from migraines, with women suffering from the painful headaches at significantly higher rates than men, according to the Journal of the American Medical Association.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date June 16, 2023
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Research    Neuroscience   

Michael J. Fox Legacy: ‘Time Travel’ or Parkinson’s Cure?

Exactly one month before the public release of a documentary on Michael J. Fox and his life with Parkinson’s disease (PD), the actor’s research foundation announced a landmark discovery – a novel test that can biologically diagnose the disease in live patients, even before symptoms emerge.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date May 15, 2023
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Research    Neuroscience

Could Synapse Discovery Help Slow Brain Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease?

Scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus recently discovered a previously unknown stability in synapses in the central nervous system (CNS) that they predict could hold therapeutic potential for brain disorders.


Author Guest Contributor | Publish Date December 20, 2022
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Neuroscience    Alzheimer's    Infectious disease

Olfactory Viral Inflammation Associated with Accelerated Onset of Alzheimer’s disease

Viruses can inflame and disrupt connections between the olfactory system, which governs the sense of smell, and the part of the brain associated with memory and learning, possibly accelerating the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date December 14, 2022
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Community    Neuroscience

Intricate Look at Neurons Brings Wonder and Intrigue to Anatomy Lesson

Visitors from a local high school held real human brains, virtually dissected a body donated to science and gazed at a 10-foot rendition of optic neurons during a recent anatomy lesson with an artistic twist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date November 09, 2022
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Neuroscience    Vaccinations    Genetics

Scientists Find Probable Cause of Shingles/Stroke Link

Scientists investigating why people who have had shingles are at a higher risk of stroke now believe the answer lies within lipid vesicles called exosomes that shuttle proteins and genetic information between cells, according to new research from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 27, 2022
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Neuroscience    Geriatrics    Alzheimer's

Gene Involved in Neuronal Structure and Function May Protect Against Alzheimer’s Disease

The overexpression of a gene tied to cell division and the structure and function of neurons may prevent and protect against cognitive decline in both mice and humans with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to a new study by scientists at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date October 25, 2022
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Research    Press Releases    Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Clinical    Alzheimer's

Study Provides Insight into Vagus Nerve’s Link to Brain

Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have shown a direct link between vagus nerve stimulation and its connection to the learning centers of the brain. The discovery may lead to treatments that will improve cognitive retention in both healthy and injured nervous systems.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date July 28, 2022
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Awareness    Neuroscience    CU Anschutz 360 Podcast    CU Medicine Today   

OCD Ruled Moksha Patel’s Life Until a Rare Surgical Procedure Changed Everything

Moksha Patel, MD, is a busy man. He recently finished a fellowship in the Division of Hospital Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he is now a senior instructor. He’s been appointed lead physician informaticist for the Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety, and Efficiency at CU Anschutz and is working toward an MBA at CU Denver.


Author Kelsea Pieters | Publish Date May 02, 2022
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Neuroscience    Clinical Research    Addiction    Clinical Trials

Surge in Alcohol Deaths Adds Urgency to CU Researcher’s Quest for Medication

A 25% jump in alcohol-associated deaths in the United States in 2020 doesn’t surprise Joseph Schacht, PhD. The clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, who specializes in the treatment of alcohol and other addictive disorders, has seen an increase in patients whose drinking rose during the pandemic.


Author Laura Kelley | Publish Date April 05, 2022
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Research    Neuroscience    Autoimmune disease

CU Anschutz Scientists Spot Signs of Multiple Sclerosis Before Symptoms Start

Two things happen when Teri Schreiner, MD, MPH, diagnoses a 10-year-old with multiple sclerosis (MS): It breaks her heart and inspires her research.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date March 22, 2022
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Neuroscience    Pharmacy    Clinical Research   

What's Slowing Medical Cannabis Clinical Research?

Artin (Art) Shoukas, PhD, a Johns Hopkins University professor emeritus, would have never dreamed he’d be using marijuana every night in his retirement years. He melts the medicinal form – mostly cannabidiol (CBD) with just a touch of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – under his tongue before dinner.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date February 10, 2022
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Research    COVID-19    Neuroscience   

Can COVID-19 Boost Risk of Alzheimer’s Disease? Early Studies Look at Links

Recent findings linking COVID-19 and Alzheimer’s disease have sparked concern among experts, taking the spotlight at the July Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denver and prompting an “urgent” call from the Alzheimer’s Disease International for “fast-tracking” research on the issue.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 27, 2021
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Research    Neuroscience

Researchers Reverse Blood Flow Defect in Small Vessel Disease

Using a grainy, black-and-white video image of a mouse brain, Fabrice Dabertrand, PhD, demonstrates how a disease responsible for upwards of 40% of all dementia cases today steals the brain’s ability to nourish cells by halting vessel dilation.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date July 06, 2021
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Research    Neuroscience

Preemptive Strike Against Alzheimer's Could Markedly Change Course


Could getting a flu shot every year as an older adult or taking piano lessons as a young child help curb the upward trajectory of Alzheimer’s disease as the nation ages? It’s possible, studies suggest. That evidence and more has spurred a shift in thinking, with experts looking backward in hopes of moving dementia care forward.


Author Debra Melani | Publish Date September 04, 2020
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Research    Press Releases    Neuroscience

CU Anschutz Researchers Shed Light on Split-Second Decision Making

A little understood region of the cerebellum plays a critical role in making split-second `go-no go’ decisions, according to a new study from researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus.


Author David Kelly | Publish Date August 31, 2020
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