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  • Sex steroid precursor affects inflammatory response

    Dehydroepiandrosterone-sulfate (DHEAS) is associated with neuroprotective properties resulting in improvement of functional outcome after aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH), possibly by influencing the inflammatory response after aSAH.

    Critical Care 2015, 19:231
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    Anti-NGF antibody aids chronic pain in dogs

    Treatment of NV-01, a monoclonal canine-specific antibody against nerve growth factor, decreased pain and improved mobility in dogs with degenerative joint disease-associated pain, with the magnitude of the effect appearing identical to that expected with an NSAID.

    BMC Veterinary Research 2015, 11:101
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    Versatility of β-catenin signaling

    Switching modes of signaling by β-catenin are associated with consecutive cell fate specificaton and progenitor proliferation to form the sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglia.

    BMC Biology 2015, 13:24
  • Attention placebo control in randomized controlled trials of psychosocial interventions

    In psychosocial intervention research an attention placebo control is considered a valid control, though in practice suitable attention placebo controls are not often used. The methodological and ethical requirements are discussed, along with the need to adapt placebo research for psychosocial RCTs.

    Trials 2015, 16:150

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Neurodegenerative diseases

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Neural transcriptome reveals molecular mechanisms for temporal control of vocalization across multiple timescales

Feng NY, Fergus DJ and Bass AH

BMC Genomics 2015, 16:408

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Differentiation of multipotent neural stem cells derived from Rett syndrome patients is biased toward the astrocytic lineage

Andoh-Noda T, Akamatsu W, Miyake K, Matsumoto T, Yamaguchi R, Sanosaka T, Okada Y, Kobayashi T et al.

Molecular Brain 2015, 8:31

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Shaheen Emmanuel Lakhan

Executive Director, Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation