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July 25, 2016

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July 25, 2016

New Probe Developed for Improved High Resolution Measurement of Brain Temperature

July 20, 2016 — Scientists have created a new optical fiber-based probe capable of making pinpoint brain temperature measurements in moving lab ... read more

In First-Ever Survey, 36 Percent of Water Polo Players Report Concussions

June 27, 2016 — A first-of-its-kind survey has confirmed what some water polo players -- especially goalies -- have long suspected: concussions seem to be prevalent in the ... read more

June 17, 2016 — In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain's protective blood-brain barrier and ... read more

Research Shows Promising Results for a Device Designed to Protect Athletes from Sports-Related Brain Injuries

June 15, 2016 — Two new studies involving high school football and hockey players indicate wearing a specifically designed compression collar around the neck may prevent or reduce the devastating effects of head ... read more

June 14, 2016 — Although brains -- even adult brains -- are far more malleable than we used to think, they are eventually subject to age-related illnesses, like dementia, and loss of cognitive function. Someday, ... read more

Origin of a Myth: The Second Trauma Cure for Amnesia

June 14, 2016 — A professor explains how scientists' limited and faulty understanding of the brain hundreds of years ago gave birth to the erroneous idea that amnesia induced by a blow to the head can be cured ... read more

Stroke Damages Blood-Spinal Cord Barrier, Researchers Find

June 13, 2016 — Researchers investigating the short and long-term effects of ischemic stroke in a rodent model have found that stroke can cause long-term damage to the blood-spinal cord barrier, which provides a ... read more

'Invisible Wounds of War' Now Visible

June 10, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a unique pattern of scarring in the brains of deceased service members who were exposed to blast injury that differs from those exposed to other types of head ... read more

New Biomarker for Nerve Cell Damage

June 9, 2016 — Scientists have identified proteins in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid that reflect nerve cell damage. The results of the study suggest that the concentration of these 'neurofilament light ... read more

June 9, 2016 — Using an advanced imaging technique, researchers have been able to predict which patients who'd recently suffered concussions were likely to fully ... read more

Mobilizing Mitochondria May Be Key to Regenerating Damaged Neurons

June 7, 2016 — Boosting the transport of mitochondria along neuronal axons enhances the ability of mouse nerve cells to repair themselves after injury, researchers have discovered. The study suggests potential new ... read more

Evidence of Hearing Damage in Teens Prompts Researchers' Warning

June 6, 2016 — New research into the ringing-ear condition known as tinnitus indicates an alarming level of early, permanent hearing damage in young people who are exposed to loud music, prompting a warning from a ... read more

June 2, 2016 — Researchers hope that a brain vital-sign test becomes as routine during a doctor's check-up as taking a blood pressure or heart rate ... read more

Shift Work Unwinds Body Clocks, Leading to More Severe Strokes

June 1, 2016 — Statistics show that some 15 million Americans don't work the typical nine-to-five. These employees (or shift workers), who punch in for graveyard or rotating shifts, are more prone to numerous ... read more

Brain Needs to 'Clean Itself Up' So That It Can 'Sort Itself Out'

May 31, 2016 — A new piece of research has revealed how the brain’s cleaning up mechanisms function in neurodegenerative diseases. This discovery opens up a new channel for exploring therapies that could palliate ... read more

US May Be Greatly Undercounting Pediatric Concussions

May 31, 2016 — New research highlights a substantial gap in how the United States currently estimates the nation's burden of pediatric concussions. Most counts of these concussions are based solely on ... read more

Vicious Circle of Platelets

May 31, 2016 — Inhibition of platelets in Alzheimer's disease patients may become important in therapy in future, say researchers whose findings could be of great importance for the treatment of ... read more

Ever-Changing Moods May Be Toxic to the Brain of Bipolar Patients

May 31, 2016 — A new study shows that the blood of bipolar patients is toxic to brain cells and may affect the connectivity ability of neurons. The research group also presents an in vitro study model for a disease ... read more

May 27, 2016 — A team of scientists from across the globe have shown that the brains of patients with schizophrenia have the capacity to reorganize and fight the illness. This is the first time that imaging data ... read more

The Brain Needs Cleaning to Stay Healthy

May 26, 2016 — New research has revealed the mechanisms that keep the brain clean during neurodegenerative ... read more

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