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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Neurotrophic Factor GDNF Is an Important Regulator of Dopamine Neurons in the Brain

Feb. 15, 2017 — New research results are expanding our understanding of the physiological role of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor GDNF in the function of the brain's dopamine systems. In a new ... read more

Why There Is Sometimes Permanent Vision Loss After Head Injury

Feb. 8, 2017 — Research has shed new light on what causes the permanent vision loss sometimes seen in the wake of a head injury, report ... read more

College Students Take Longer to Recover from a Concussion

Feb. 6, 2017 — College students take significantly more time to recover from a concussion than the general national average of seven to 14 ... read more

Transporter of Thyroid Hormones Is Crucial for the Embryonal Development of the Brain

Feb. 6, 2017 — Thyroid hormones are very important for the development of the brain. And when the transporters of these hormones are not functioning properly, the consequences for the development of the cerebellum ... read more

Jekyll and Hyde Cells: Their Role in Brain Injury and Disease Revealed

Feb. 3, 2017 — New research has shown how normally helpful brain cells can turn rogue and kill off other brain cells following injury or ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer's disease, a study reveals. ... read more

Paving the Way for Peripheral Nerve Damage Repair

Jan. 30, 2017 — Research has for the first time identified how a bodily protein allows nerves of the peripheral nervous system (PNS) to repair following ... read more

Partnership to Deliver Safer Football Helmets Announced

Jan. 24, 2017 — Major strides have been made in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, combining expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets ... read more

New MRI Method Aids Long-Term Concussion Prognosis

Jan. 24, 2017 — For concussion sufferers, physicians may now be able to predict early on who is more likely to continue experiencing symptoms months or years after the head-jarring event, using a new non-invasive ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — A study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment. More than 10 million people worldwide have Parkinson´s ... read more

Mapping Brain in Preemies May Predict Later Disability

Jan. 18, 2017 — Scanning a premature infant’s brain shortly after birth to map the location and volume of lesions, small areas of injury in the brain’s white matter, may help doctors better predict whether the ... read more

Opioids Produce Analgesia Via Immune Cells

Jan. 17, 2017 — Opioids are the most powerful painkillers. Researchers have now found that the analgesic effects of opioids are not exclusively mediated by opioid receptors in the brain, but can also be mediated via ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — A multiregional brain-on-a-chip that models the connectivity between three distinct regions of the brain has been revealed by researchers. The in vitro model was used to extensively characterize the ... read more

New Guideline on How to Map Brain Prior to Epilepsy Surgery

Jan. 11, 2017 — Before epilepsy surgery, doctors may consider using brain imaging to locate language and memory functions in the brain instead of the more invasive procedure that is commonly used, according to a ... read more

Drug Shown to Aid Injured Adult Brains May Exacerbate Cognitive Problems in Children

Jan. 10, 2017 — The pediatric brain responds negatively to traumatic brain injury treatment that targets inflammation, new research ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Cells in the brain responsible for detecting and fixing minor damage renew themselves more quickly than previously thought, new research has ... read more

Jan. 9, 2017 — Cell powerhouses are typically long and lean, but with brain injury such as stroke or trauma, they can quickly become bloated and dysfunctional, say scientists who documented the phenomena in real ... read more

Protein Associated With Parkinson's Travels from Brain to Gut

Jan. 5, 2017 — 'Alpha-synuclein,' a protein involved in a series of neurological disorders including Parkinson's disease, is capable of traveling from brain to stomach and does so following a ... read more

Jan. 5, 2017 — Evaluation from a vision specialist should be included in return-to-learn concussion protocols, recommend experts in a new ... read more

Scientists Take Step Toward Mapping How the Brain Stores Memories

Jan. 3, 2017 — A new study sheds light on how the brain stores memories. The research is the first to demonstrate that the same brain region can both motivate a learned behavior and suppress that same ... read more

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