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May 18, 2017 — Researchers say they have identified a new way that cells in the brain alert the rest of the body to recruit immune cells when the brain is injured. The work was completed in mouse models that mimic ... read more

Current Stimulation May Keep Visual Neurons Alive After Injury -- But at a Cost

May 17, 2017 — Researchers report that for rats and mice, repetitive transorbital alternating current stimulation (rtACS) may help preserve visual neurons from cell death after ... read more

Tool May Help Determine Older Adults' History of Sports Concussions

May 17, 2017 — A new study in retired athletes takes the first steps in developing an objective tool for diagnosing a history of sports ... read more

Scientists Surprised to Discover Lymphatic 'Scavenger' Brain Cells

May 1, 2017 — The brain has its own inbuilt processes for mopping up damaging cellular waste -- and these processes may provide protection from stroke and dementia. Scientists discovered a new type of lymphatic ... read more

In a Neuro-Techno Future, Human Rights Laws Will Need to Be Revisited

Apr. 26, 2017 — New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology may put the 'freedom of the mind' at ... read more

'Diet' Products Can Make You Fat, Study Shows

Apr. 25, 2017 — High-fat foods are often the primary target when fighting obesity, but sugar-laden 'diet' foods could be contributing to unwanted weight gain as ... read more

Brain's Power to Adapt Offers Short-Term Gains, Long-Term Strains

Apr. 24, 2017 — Like air-traffic controllers scrambling to reconnect flights when a major hub goes down, the brain has a remarkable ability to rewire itself after suffering an injury. However, maintaining these new ... read more

New Findings from Research Into Multiple Concussions in Hockey Players

Apr. 21, 2017 — The relationship between head injuries suffered during contact sport and Alzheimer’s disease is now being called into question thanks to new research that has revealed that hockey players with ... read more

Treating Sports-Related Concussions Using Telemedicine

Apr. 20, 2017 — An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million traumatic brain injuries occur every year. More than 75 percent of the injuries are sports-related mild traumatic brain injuries or concussions. Now a study focuses on ... read more

Immune Discovery Points to Therapies to Improve Stroke Recovery

Apr. 20, 2017 — Having a stroke damages immune cells as well as affecting the ... read more

Apr. 20, 2017 — Damaging tangles of the protein tau dot the brains of people with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and boxer's dementia. Now, a team of scientists has found a way to measure tau ... read more

Apr. 19, 2017 — Scientists have created more flexible neural electrodes that minimize tissue damage and still transmit clear brain ... read more

Cognitive and Psychosocial Function of Retired Professional Hockey Players

Apr. 13, 2017 — Researchers have reported on the most comprehensive neuropsychological study of retired professional ice hockey players to date. They found that the alumni involved in the study, most of whom played ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Pediatric researchers have harnessed an analytical tool used to predict the weather to evaluate the effectiveness of therapies to reduce brain injury in newborns who suffer oxygen deprivation during ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — A hand-held EEG device approved in 2016 by the US Food and Drug Administration that is commercially available can quickly and with 97 percent accuracy rule out whether a person with a head injury ... read more

Studying the Brain's Suspension System in TBIs

Apr. 4, 2017 — Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be devastating and debilitating. Researchers know that the membranes separating the skull from the brain play a key role in absorbing shock and preventing damage ... read more

Finger Prosthesis Provides Clues to Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2017 — The aim of a new study was to analyze how the brain interprets information from a virtual experience of touch, created by a finger prosthesis with artificial sensation. The result was – completely ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — From bustling cities to tiny farming communities, the bright lights of the local stadium are common beacons to the Friday night ritual of high school football. But these stadiums are commonly far ... read more

Apr. 3, 2017 — A simple modification to hockey players' shoulder pads could have an impact on shoulder-to-head contact, the most common cause of concussions in ice hockey, say ... read more

Traumatic Brain Injuries Leave Women Prone to Mental Health Problems

Apr. 3, 2017 — Traumatic brain injuries affect the body’s stress axis differently in female and male mice, according to new research. The results could help explain why women who experience blast injuries face a ... read more

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