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July 30, 2015

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July 30, 2015

July 16, 2015 — Wichita State University's Li Yao is taking a special approach to the study of spinal cord injuries through research that uses an electrical signal to repair tissue ... read more

July 9, 2015 — A new study has shed some light on the brain's organization and ... read more

July 6, 2015 — A new article reports on use of optical coherence tomography to obtain high-resolution images showing blood-flow dynamics in the brain before, during, and after stroke-like states. The information ... read more

Schwann Cells 'Dine In' to Clear Myelin from Injured Nerves

July 6, 2015 — Researchers reveal how cells in the peripheral nervous system degrade myelin after nerve injury, a process that fails to occur in the central nervous system. The results could provide new targets for ... read more

July 2, 2015 — Researchers have uncovered further evidence of a system in the brain that persistently maintains memories for long periods of ... read more

Innovative Imaging Study Shows That the Spinal Cord Learns on Its Own

June 30, 2015 — The spinal cord engages in its own learning of motor tasks independent of the brain, according to an innovative imaging study. The results of the study may offer new opportunities for rehabilitation ... read more

June 26, 2015 — Studies on mice reveal that a special protein in the brain's tiniest blood vessels may affect the risk of stroke. Scientists are learning how the blood-brain barrier develops and what makes the ... read more

What Controls Blood Flow in the Brain?

June 25, 2015 — Scientists present the strongest evidence yet that smooth muscle cells surrounding blood vessels in the brain are the only cells capable of contracting to control blood vessel diameter and thus ... read more

Researchers Question What Happens in the Brain When We Think

June 25, 2015 — New research questions the prevailing doctrine on how the brain absorbs and processes information. The idea that the brain has a mechanism to maintain activity at the lowest possible level is ... read more

Redrawing the Language Map of the Brain

June 25, 2015 — For 140 years, scientists' understanding of language comprehension in the brain came from individuals with stroke. But now they have redrawn that brain map based on new research with individuals ... read more

Atlas of Older Brains Could Help Diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease

June 24, 2015 — A digital map of the aging brain could aid the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders in older people, a study suggests. The atlas created using images from MRI ... read more

Specific Roles of Adult Neural Stem Cells May Be Determined Before Birth

June 18, 2015 — Adult neural stem cells, which are commonly thought of as having the ability to develop into many type of brain cells, are in reality pre-programmed before birth to make very specific types of ... read more

New Model to Study HIV Latency in Brain Cells

June 18, 2015 — Over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected by HIV. Antiviral therapies can keep the virus from multiplying. However, no drug can cure infection so far, because various cell types ... read more

June 17, 2015 — Traffic lights, neon-lit advertisements, a jungle of road signs: when learning to drive, it is often very difficult to distinguish between important and irrelevant information. How the brain learns ... read more

June 16, 2015 — Post-concussion psychiatric disorders like depression, anxiety and irritability can be extremely disabling for those among the nearly 3.8 million people in the United States who suffer concussions ... read more

June 9, 2015 — Engineers seeking to improve helmet design for the nation's troops test how concussive explosions affect the brain's blood vessels. They discover that the interface between blood vessels ... read more

How Your Brain Is Telling You to Vote

June 8, 2015 — A new study has cast some light on the brain mechanisms that support people's voting decisions. The new study provides the first evidence that the lateral orbitofrontal cortex is critical for ... read more

June 8, 2015 — A star-shaped brain cell called an astrocyte appears to help keep blood pressure and blood flow inside the brain on a healthy, even keel, scientists report. The finger-like appendages of astrocytes, ... read more

Weekly Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Provides Long-Term Relief of Post-Stroke Pain

June 8, 2015 — Weekly sessions of non-invasive repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation provided sufficient long-term pain relief in 61 percent of patients with central post-stroke pain, and delivered long-term ... read more

Autologous Stem Cell Therapy Helpful in Traumatic Brain Injury

June 5, 2015 — The use of cell therapy after traumatic brain injury in children can reduce the amount of therapeutic interventions needed to treat the patient, as well as the amount of time the child spends in ... read more

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