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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Setting the Stage from Diagnoses to Dimensions

Sep. 29, 2016 — The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. ... read more

Sep. 29, 2016 — A study using a new imaging method has revealed that, surprisingly, cocaine accumulates in the eyes of zebrafish. The findings indicate that chemicals – especially psychoactive drugs – need to be ... read more

Nuclear Protein Causes Neuroblastoma to Become More Aggressive

Sep. 28, 2016 — Aggressive forms of neuroblastoma contain a specific protein in their cells' nuclei that is not found in the nuclei of more benign forms of the cancer, and the discovery could lead to new forms ... read more

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Sep. 27, 2016 — A protein tracer shows a distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a disease typically confirmed after death. A link between brain injury and ... read more

Sep. 27, 2016 — A nanoscale device, called a memristor, could be the 'missing link' in the development of implants that use electrical signals from the brain to help treat medical conditions, researchers ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — There is much going on around us all the time, phenomena that we perceive with our different senses, which send information to the brain. This complication is solved by an ancient part of the ... read more

Measurement Helps Craniofacial Surgeons Better Evaluate Children With Skull Deformity

Sep. 26, 2016 — A baby’s skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse ... read more

Good Cells Turn Bad: Supportive Brain Cells Which 'Go-Rouge' and Become Destructive Could Hold the Key to MND

Sep. 26, 2016 — A pioneering study has revealed a cell which usually supports motor neuron function becomes destructive and actually causes cell death in patients with Motor Neuron ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient, but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have opened up the ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Rett syndrome is a rare, debilitating disease in which patients progressively lose brain function and the ability to walk. Relatively little is known about the neuronal causes of Rett syndrome, but ... read more

Scientists Track Down Possible New Treatment for Epilepsy

Sep. 26, 2016 — Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures, ground-breaking new research shows. On the basis of this discovery, scientists were able to completely ... read more

The Language of Senses

Sep. 26, 2016 — Sight, touch and hearing are our windows to the world: these sensory channels send a constant flow of information to the brain, which acts to sort out and integrate these signals, allowing us to ... read more

Enzyme Hyaluronidase Shows Promise as Treatment for Muscle Stiffness Caused by Brain Injury

Sep. 26, 2016 — A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase may be an effective alternative treatment for spasticity, or muscle stiffness, a disabling condition in people who have had a stroke or other brain ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders, with the method already used to treat conditions from epilepsy to ... read more

Sep. 26, 2016 — Glioblastomas are incurable malignant brain tumors. Usually the patients affected survive for only a few months. In addition, every tumor is quite different, which makes treatment very difficult. ... read more

Sep. 23, 2016 — For children with speech and language disorders, early-childhood intervention can make a great difference in their later academic and social success. But many such children -- one study estimates 60 ... read more

New Hope in Fight Against Aggressive, Often Hard to Treat Brain Tumor

Sep. 23, 2016 — A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is ... read more

Older Adults With Long-Term Alcohol Dependence Lose Neurocognitive Abilities

Sep. 22, 2016 — Heavy drinking can lead to neurophysiological and cognitive changes ranging from disrupted sleep to more serious neurotoxic effects. Aging can also contribute to cognitive decline. Several studies on ... read more

New ALS Discovery: Scientists Reverse Protein Clumping Involved in Neurodegenerative Conditions

Sep. 22, 2016 — Stabilizing a protein called SOD1 can help reverse protein clumping in the types of neurons affected by the fatal neurodegenerative condition Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou ... read more

Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood in Veterans

Sep. 22, 2016 — Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to ... read more

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