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February 13, 2016

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February 13, 2016

Feb. 2, 2016 — By studying stroke victims who have lost the ability to spell, researchers have pinpointed the parts of the brain that control how we write ... read more

Technique Helps Predict Likelihood of Migraines in Concussion Patients

Feb. 1, 2016 — Researchers are using a mathematical tool to help determine which concussion patients will go on to suffer migraine headaches, according to a new ... read more

Future Help for Stroke Patients With Language Problems

Feb. 1, 2016 — A new method of analysis to distinguish between stroke patients with language problem has been developed by a brain researcher. The result may be individualized treatment for each ... read more

Brain's 'Amplifier' Compensates for Lost Inner Ear Function

Jan. 28, 2016 — Researchers have described, for the first time, the adult brain's ability to compensate for a near-complete loss of auditory nerve fibers that link the ear to the brain. The findings suggest ... read more

Gene Study Points Towards Therapies for Common Brain Disorders

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have pinpointed the cells that are likely to trigger common brain disorders, including Alzheimer's disease, Multiple Sclerosis and intellectual disabilities. The findings offer a ... read more

Study Details Source of Mental Problems Associated With MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — A study sheds new light on multiple sclerosis, specifically damage in the brain caused by the disease that may explain the slow and continuous cognitive decline that many patients experience. The ... read more

Epilepsy Drug Could Protect Nerves from Damage in MS

Jan. 26, 2016 — An epilepsy drug could lead to a new treatment that protects nerve damage in MS patients, according to research. Scientists have found that the anti-convulsant drug phenytoin protected neural tissue ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — A new study is providing new evidence that the vast majority of babies who are born with severe brain damage are not the result of mismanaged ... read more

Engineered Neural Networks Show Hope for Axonal Repair With Minimal Disruption to Brain Tissue

Jan. 20, 2016 — Lab-grown neural networks have the ability to replace lost axonal tracks in the brains of patients with severe head injuries, strokes or neurodegenerative diseases and can be safely delivered with ... read more

Study May Explain Why Stroke Risk in Women Changes After Menopause

Jan. 19, 2016 — Overactive microglia—the brain’s immune cells—may worsen the damage from brain injury after stroke or head impact. A new study reports that a compound produced from estrogen called ... read more

Cocaine Makes Brain Cells Cannibalize Themselves, New Evidence in Mice Shows

Jan. 18, 2016 — Working with mice, researchers have contributed significant new evidence to support the idea that high doses of cocaine kill brain cells by triggering overactive autophagy, a process in which cells ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Changes in brain circuitry occur as young zebra finches go from listening to their fathers' songs to knowing the songs themselves, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Research suggests the possibility of restoring at least some visual function in people blinded by optic nerve damage from glaucoma, estimated to affect more than 4 million Americans, or from ... read more

New Tool May Help Predict Patients' Motor Function Recovery After Stroke

Jan. 14, 2016 — Graph theoretical analysis is proving to be helpful in understanding complex networks in the brain. Investigators used a graph theoretical approach in examining the changes in the configuration of ... read more

Repetitive Blast Exposure Causes Cerebellar Dysfunction in Combat Veterans

Jan. 13, 2016 — The more blasts veterans are exposed to, the more they show chronic changes in neuron activity in specific brain regions, a team of brain injury experts has found. They also found that in mild ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injury Induces Mental Impairments Using Mechanisms Linked With Alzheimer's

Jan. 12, 2016 — A new study fills an important gap in understanding the link between traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease. A TBI can happen after a sudden blow or ... read more

Brain's Immune Cells Key to Maintaining Blood-Brain Barrier

Jan. 11, 2016 — New research shows that the cells responsible for protecting the brain from infection and inflammation are also responsible for repairing the system of defenses that separates the brain from the rest ... read more

Survey Finds 73 Percent Unaware of Stroke Symptoms

Jan. 11, 2016 — People under the age of 45 were asked what they would do in the first three hours of experiencing symptoms of a stroke. A staggering 73 percent said they would put off going to the hospital and would ... read more

'Window of Recovery' Can Reopen After Stroke

Jan. 7, 2016 — Using mice whose front paws were still partly disabled after an initial induced stroke, researchers report that inducing a second stroke nearby in their brains let them 'rehab' the animals ... read more

Possible Strategy Against Stroke Discovered

Jan. 7, 2016 — Scientists have identified the oxygen sensor PHD1 as a potential target for the treatment of brain infarction (ischemic stroke). Despite (minor) improvements in stroke treatment, stroke remains the ... read more

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