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August 25, 2016

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August 25, 2016

Intravenous Glyburide Treatment May Reduce Dangerous Brain Swelling After Stroke

Aug. 23, 2016 — A phase 2 clinical trial of a drug that may alleviate brain swelling -- a dangerous stroke complication -- suggests the treatment may help reduce brain injury and death, and information from the ... read more

Brain Stimulation Technique Shown Effective in Phantom Limb Pain

Aug. 10, 2016 — As many as 25,000 people a year worldwide lose limbs from land mine blasts, and a new study shows that transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) administered to the scalp can stimulate the brain and ... read more

Targeting Brain Cells to Alleviate Neuropathic Pain

Aug. 8, 2016 — Chronic neuropathic pain -- caused by nerve damage as a result of an injury, surgery or a debilitating disease like diabetes or cancer -- could be greatly reduced in animals when the injury is ... read more

Seasonal Allergies Could Change Your Brain

Aug. 8, 2016 — Hay fever may do more than give you a stuffy nose and itchy eyes, seasonal allergies may change the brain, says a new ... read more

Network Physicist Sheds Light on Alzheimer's, Schizophrenia

July 25, 2016 — A new study comparing mouse and macaque brains has found evidence of an evolutionary universal brain structure in mammals that could provide insights into brain disorders such as Alzheimer's and ... read more

Research Opens 'Black Box' of Malignant Melanoma

July 25, 2016 — A new study pinpoints when melanoma cells metastasize in the brain months before they develop into fatal tumors. According to the research, micro-tumor cells hijack astrogliosis, the brain's ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have successfully measured the eye pressure of sleeping patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome for the first time, finding an unexpected correlation with ... read more

Brains of College Athletes With Prior Concussion Show Physical Changes Months, Years Later

July 21, 2016 — University athletes with a history of concussion had changes in the size, blood flow and connections in their brains months and even years after the injury -- changes not seen in athletes without ... read more

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

Toxic Alzheimer's Protein Spreads Through Brain Via Extracellular Space

July 18, 2016 — A toxic Alzheimer's protein can spread through the brain via the extracellular space that surrounds the brain's neurons, finds a new ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Understanding the networks of connections between brain regions and how they are changed by a stroke is crucial to understanding how stroke patients heal, according to new research. The types of ... read more

July 11, 2016 — Imaging all of the brain's connections after stroke in addition to imaging only the areas of cortical tissue damage could better predict which patients will have language deficits and how severe ... read more

Association Discovered Between Atrial Fibrillation, Reduced Frontal Lobe Brain Volumes

July 11, 2016 — People who experience the heart arrhythmia atrial fibrillation, may also suffer from a smaller brain, specifically reduced frontal lobe volume, according to a recent Framingham Heart ... read more

Single Dose Protects Cognitive Function After Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

July 11, 2016 — A new molecule could protect the brain from cognitive impairments after a mild traumatic brain injury, according to scientists. Mild traumatic brain injury, or mTBI, is especially common in children, ... read more

Athletes May Have White Matter Brain Changes Six Months After a Concussion

July 7, 2016 — New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion, report investigators. The study involved 17 high school and college football players who experienced a ... read more

No Association Found Between Contrast Agents Used for MRIs and Nervous System Disorder

July 5, 2016 — A new study was conducted to assess the association between gadolinium exposure and parkinsonism, a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with ... read more

June 28, 2016 — A new study describes a technology that could lead to new therapeutics for traumatic brain injuries. The discovery provides a means of homing drugs or nanoparticles to injured areas of the ... 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

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