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October 8, 2015

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October 8, 2015

Preventing Memory Loss Before Symptoms Appear

Oct. 8, 2015 — A clinical trial is looking at removing a key protein from the brain to prevent memory loss at least a decade before symptoms are noticed in healthy older adults. The trial is focused on an ... read more

Researchers Discover Role of Microglia During Early Progression of Alzheimer's Disease

Oct. 5, 2015 — For the first time, researchers have determined how toxic tau fibrils spread by the help of brain immune cells called microglia during the early stages of Alzheimer's disease (AD). The discovery ... read more

Researchers Use Neuroimaging to Measure Early Cognitive Improvement After Mild TBI

Sep. 21, 2015 — A neuroimaging study details working memory deficits and cognitive recovery during initial week after concussion. The fMRI studies, conducted at <72 hours after injury and one week later, provide ... read more

New Drugs Could Stop Growth of Drug-Resistant Childhood Tumors

Sep. 15, 2015 — New drugs are needed to treat the most common type of childhood brain tumor and could also be effective against skin cancer, scientists report. They tested a drug called Roflumilast in mice with a ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Imaging patients soon after traumatic brain injury occurs can lead to better (more accurate) detection of cerebral microhemorrhages, or microbleeding on the brain, according to a new study of ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — One in four Gulf War veterans suffers from Gulf War Illness, a condition characterized by unexplainable chronic fatigue, muscle pain and cognitive dysfunction. New research finds for the first time ... read more

Vision Testing an Effective Tool for Detecting Concussion on the Sidelines

Sep. 10, 2015 — A test of rapid number naming detected concussion 86 percent of the time among youth, collegiate and professional athletes, a meta-analysis concludes. When combined with rapid assessments of balance ... read more

Brain Plasticity in Leprosy

Sep. 9, 2015 — A new study shows that nerve damage caused by leprosy is associated to changes in the brain of ... read more

Sep. 8, 2015 — The regular physical trauma that appears to put professional football players at risk for degenerative brain disease may also increase their risk for hypertension and cardiovascular disease, ... read more

IV Administration of Endothelin B Receptor Drug Reduces Memory Loss, Oxidative Stress in Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 4, 2015 — An estimated 5.3 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The five current FDA-approved AD medications only help mask the disease symptoms instead of treating the underlying ... read more

Antidepressants Fine-Tune Brain Reward Pathway to Lessen Neuropathic Pain

Aug. 24, 2015 — Commonly used antidepressant drugs change levels of a key signaling protein in the brain region that processes both pain and mood, according to a new ... read more

Activated Neurons Produce Protective Protein Against Neurodegenerative Conditions

Aug. 24, 2015 — Activated neurons produce a protein that protects against nerve cell death. Researchers have found out how this effect comes about and defined a crucial ... read more

Aug. 20, 2015 — A new study has found a 'significant association' between adults who have suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their lives and who also have attention deficit hyperactive ... read more

Aug. 19, 2015 — By early childhood, the sight regions of a blind person's brain respond to sound, especially spoken language, a neuroscientist has found. Working with individuals who are blind offers cognitive ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — Certain diseases, like Parkinson's and Huntingdon's disease, are associated with damage to the pathways between the brain's basal ganglia regions. For the first time, scientists have ... read more

Color-Changing Polymer May Signal Traumatic Brain Injuries in Soldiers, Athletes

Aug. 16, 2015 — A bomb blast or a rough tackle can inflict serious brain damage. Yet at the time of impact, these injuries are often invisible. To detect head trauma immediately, a team of researchers has developed ... read more

Aug. 11, 2015 — Recent years have seen an upsurge of brain imaging, with renewed interest in techniques like electron microscopy, which allows us to observe and study the architecture of the brain in unprecedented ... read more

Altered Brain Development Among Former NFL Players, Study Suggests

Aug. 10, 2015 — Former National Football League players who started playing tackle football before the age of 12 were found to have a higher risk of altered brain development compared to those who started playing at ... read more

Kidney Impairment Decreases Blood Flow to the Brain, Boosting Risk of Brain Disorders

Aug. 6, 2015 — Poor kidney function was strongly related to decreased blood flow to the brain, report researchers following a population-based study. Poor kidney function was linked to stroke and dementia most ... read more

Trauma Experiences Change the Brain Even in Those Without PTSD

Aug. 4, 2015 — Trauma may cause distinct and long-lasting effects even in people who do not develop PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), according to research. It is already known that stress affects brain ... read more

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