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May 6, 2015

Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People With Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 16, 2015 — A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — How does our auditory system represent time within a sound? A new study investigates how temporal acoustic patterns can be represented by neural activity within auditory cortex, a major hub within ... read more

Apr. 16, 2015 — 'By studying language in people with aphasia, we can try to accomplish two goals at once: we can improve our clinical understanding of aphasia and get new insights into how language is organized ... read more

Eight Nutrients to Protect the Aging Brain

Apr. 15, 2015 — Brain health is the second most important component in maintaining a healthy lifestyle according to a 2014 AARP study. As people age they can experience a range of cognitive issues from decreased ... read more

Experimental Drug May Repair Nerve Damage in Multiple Sclerosis

Apr. 14, 2015 — A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is damaged in MS, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 13, 2015 — Researchers have discovered how vitamin E deficiency may cause neurological damage by interrupting a supply line of specific nutrients and robbing the brain of the 'building blocks' it ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — A group of scientists has discovered how nerve cells adjust to low energy environments during the brain's growth process. Their study may one day help find treatments for nerve cell damage and ... read more

Mental Practice, Physical Therapy Effective Treatment for Stroke, Research Shows

Apr. 9, 2015 — A combination of mental practice and physical therapy is an effective treatment for people recovering from a stroke, according to researchers. Mental practice and physical therapy are interventions ... read more

Clot-Busting Drug Benefits Stroke Patients, Brain Scan Study Shows

Apr. 9, 2015 — A drug that breaks up blood clots in the brains of stroke patients could be used more widely than at present without increased risk, a brain scan study suggests. It had previously been thought that ... read more

Emotional Processing Deficits Linked With White Matter Damage

Apr. 8, 2015 — Researchers have linked inability to recognize facial affect (emotion) with white matter damage after traumatic brain injury, an important first step toward understanding this emotional processing ... read more

Near-Death Brain Signaling Accelerates Demise of the Heart

Apr. 6, 2015 — What happens in the moments just before death is widely believed to be a slowdown of the body's systems as the heart stops beating and blood flow ends. But there's a brainstorm happening, ... read more

Brain Activity Boosts Processes That Promote Neural Connections

Apr. 6, 2015 — Brain activity affects the way the developing brain connects neurons and a new study suggests a new model for understanding that process. "Our study has implications for understanding ... read more

Multiple Sclerosis Patients Could Benefit from Brain Boost Study

Apr. 6, 2015 — Multiple sclerosis patients could one day benefit from treatments that boost their brain function, a study suggests. Increasing the activity of neurons could be beneficial in people with the disease, ... read more

Apr. 2, 2015 — An innovative therapy that applies red and near-infrared light to the brain is now being tested for Gulf War Illness, traumatic brain injury, and ... read more

Migrating Immune Cells Promote Nerve Cell Demise in the Brain

Apr. 1, 2015 — The death of dopamine-producing nerve cells in a certain region of the brain is the principal cause underlying Parkinson's disease. In mice, it is possible to simulate the Parkinson's ... read more

Antioxidant Therapy May Have Promising Potential in Concussion Treatment

Apr. 1, 2015 — Antioxidants may play a key role in reducing the long-term effects of concussions and could potentially offer a unique new approach for treatment, a new study suggests. Common among athletes and ... read more

3-D Neural Structure Guided With Biocompatible Nanofiber Scaffolds and Hydrogels

Apr. 1, 2015 — Neural tissue may be reconstructed with biocompatible nanofiber scaffolding and 3-D hydrogels, holding much promise for repairing damaged neural ... read more

Neurological Diseases Share Common Blood-Brain Barrier Defects

Mar. 30, 2015 — Although stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and traumatic brain injury each affect the central nervous system differently, a new study finds that they share ... read more

Mar. 30, 2015 — The five-star ratings of hockey helmets, judging their abilities to help prevent concussions, have been released by experts. The findings so far: Only one of 32 tested hockey helmets earned three ... read more

Promising New Biomarkers for Concussion Identified

Mar. 25, 2015 — A panel of four readily detectable blood proteins can accurately indicate concussion, even helping distinguishing it from other injuries, according to a new study. Researchers found the panel by ... read more

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