Science Daily – Synapses, the place where brain cells contact one another, play a pivotal role in the transmission of toxic proteins. This allows neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's to spread through the brain.
SFGate – Opponents of genetically modified crops won big in Sonoma County Tuesday night when voters approved a ban on GMOs, or genetically modified organisms, by a margin of nearly 12 percentage points.
News Medical – Scientists have discovered genetic alterations in the gene DIXDC1 in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). This gene was found to change the way brain cells grow and communicate.
Medical Xpress – The time is ripe, the communication technology is available, for teams from different labs and different countries to join efforts and apply new forms of grassroots collaborative research in brain science.
JAMA – A hotly contested proposal by the US Food and Drug Administration to regulate laboratory developed tests (LDTs) has drawn strong opposition from Sen Lamar Alexander (R, Tennessee), chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP).