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November 30, 2015

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November 30, 2015

Synapse Discovery Could Lead to New Treatments for Alzheimer's Disease

Nov. 27, 2015 — A team of scientists has discovered how connections between brain cells are destroyed in the early stages of Alzheimer's disease -- work that opens up a new avenue for research on possible ... read more

Better Detection of Concussion in Young Football Players

Nov. 24, 2015 — A new, simple and non-invasive approach has been developed to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile of football players and more quickly and accurately detect concussions in these ... read more

Strangled Cells Condense Their DNA

Nov. 9, 2015 — Scientists have been able to see, for the first time, the dramatic changes that occur in the DNA of cells that are starved of oxygen and nutrients. This starved state is typical in some of ... read more

Brain Imaging Reveals Possible Depression Signature in Traumatic Brain Injury

Nov. 5, 2015 — Individuals with depression in addition to traumatic brain injury (TBI) are prone to poorer recovery, reductions in cognitive performance, greater functional disability, increased suicide attempts ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — Eye drops have been used to deliver the gene for a growth factor called granulocyte colony stimulating factor (G-CSF) in a mouse model of brain ischemia. The treatment led to a significant reduction ... read more

Swedish Diagnostic Method for Alzheimer's Becomes International Standard

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a reference method for standardized measurements that diagnose Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear. The method has now formally been classified as the ... read more

Scientists Identify Main Component of Brain Repair After Stroke

Oct. 28, 2015 — Looking at brain tissue from mice, monkeys and humans, scientists have found that a molecule known as growth and differentiation factor 10 is a key player in repair mechanisms following stroke. The ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Researchers have identified a molecule that, after a stroke, signals brain tissue to form new connections to compensate for the damage and initiate repairs to the ... read more

Standard Phenotypes Will Aid in Genetic Research on Neuropathic Pain

Oct. 26, 2015 — Research on the genetic factors contributing to neuropathic pain has been hindered by the lack of a standard approach to assessing its clinical characteristics or 'phenotype.' Now, a report ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Scientists have decoded a central signal cascade associated with epileptic seizures. If the researchers blocked a central switch in epileptic mice, the frequency and severity of the seizures ... read more

Combatting Memory Loss by Enhancing Brain Function

Oct. 20, 2015 — Increasing a crucial cholesterol-binding membrane protein in nerve cells within the brain can improve learning and memory in aged mice, new research ... read more

Oct. 20, 2015 — Scientists compared information flow in the brain in traumatic brain injury and controls using neuroimaging and a novel working memory task, CapMan, which measures capacity and mental manipulation. ... read more

Oct. 16, 2015 — A new study is the first to find that immune cells are more active in the brains of people at risk of schizophrenia as well as those already diagnosed with the ... read more

When Punishment Doesn't Fit the Crime

Oct. 15, 2015 — People with traumatic brain injuries -- such as those incurred from violent accidents or combat -- are more prone to misjudge when faced with situations involving dispute or requiring discipline, new ... read more

Inhalant Use Linked to Head Injuries, Traumatic Experiences and Mental Illness

Oct. 13, 2015 — Incarcerated youth who have suffered head injuries, traumatic experiences and mental illness diagnoses are more likely to abuse multiple inhalants, according to ... read more

Study Underscores Need to Assess Behavioral Sequelae of TBI

Oct. 13, 2015 — Rsearchers assessed moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) for frontal behavioral syndromes and cognitive function. Their finding suggest that adding the Frontal Systems Behavior Scale to ... read more

In Females, Childhood Head Injury Could Lead to Alcohol Abuse Later in Life

Oct. 12, 2015 — Girls who suffer a concussive bump on the head in childhood could be at increased risk for abusing alcohol as adults, a new study suggests. The research in mice found that females with a mild ... read more

Blood Clotting Protein Triggers Immune Attack on Brain

Oct. 9, 2015 — A single drop of blood in the brain is sufficient to activate an autoimmune response akin to multiple sclerosis, new research shows. This is the first demonstration that introduction of blood in the ... read more

Helmeted Bicycle Riders Have Significantly Reduced Severity of Injury After an Accident

Oct. 8, 2015 — Helmeted bicycle riders have a 58 percent reduced odds of severe traumatic brain injury after an accident compared to their non-helmeted counterparts, according to ... read more

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

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