New link identified between inflammation and depression in type-1 diabetes

Depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to research published in Endocrine Connections. These findings suggest that galectin-3 levels may be useful for diagnosis of depression or may be a new target for treating depression associated with type-1 diabetes, which could lead to better patient care. […]

Depression in type-1 diabetes patients linked with higher levels of inflammatory protein

Depression in type-1 diabetes patients is associated with higher levels of the inflammatory protein galectin-3, according to research published in Endocrine Connections. These findings suggest that galectin-3 levels may be useful for diagnosis of depression or may be a new target for treating depression associated with type-1 diabetes, which could lead to better patient care. […]

Researchers examine effects of transcranial magnetic stimulation on the brain

Researchers of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum have gained new insights on the question of how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) effects functional interconnectivity of neurons. For visualization, they employed fluorescent dyes which provide information on the activity of neurons by light. Using this technique, they showed in an animal model that TMS predisposes neuronal connections in the […]

First artificial human prion created

This is an image of synthetic human prions accumulating in the brain of humanized transgenic mice. Credit: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine This is an image of synthetic human prions accumulating in the brain of humanized transgenic mice. Credit: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine Close Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researchers […]