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Thursday, July 2, 2015

New Low-Grade Brain-tumor Classification Uses Molecular and Genetic Analysis

A new system of tumor classification may lead to major improvements in diagnosis and treatment using molecular and genetic analysis to apply the latest innovations. Scientists from the Brain Tumor and Neuro-Oncology Center at University Hospitals Case …
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Thursday, July 2, 2015

Brain Lesions in Children Challenging to Diagnose

According to a study recently published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, brain lesions in children can be particularly difficult to diagnose due to a variety of underlying etiologies which can be challenging to differentiate on neuroimaging machines …
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Potential Downside to Domestic Surgical Tourism

The practice of attending different hospitals and treatment centers for post-operation treatment, known as domestic surgical tourism, may prove to have higher rates of mortality, according to a new analysis of consistency in treatment and staffing. Researchers …
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Better Clinical Management Improves Quality of Life for Neurofibromatosis Patients

Although neurofibromatosis (NF) is still untreatable by current drug and surgical options, a recent analysis of clinical management and scientific knowledge of the disease found that overall quality of life and survival time can still be improved, thanks …
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Better Clinical Management Improves Quality of Life for Neurofibromatosis Patients

While neurofibromatosis (NF) is still untreatable by current drug and surgical options, analysis of clinical management and scientific knowledge of the disease reports that overall quality of life and survival time can still be improved, thanks to general …
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Study: New Imaging Technique Could Make Brain Tumor Removal Safer, More Effective

According to a recent study in the journal Science Translational Medicine, researchers report that they have developed an imaging technology that could provide neurosurgeons with a color-coded map of a patient’s brain, showing which areas are and …
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Scientists Find Way to Disrupt Brain Tumor Stem Cells

Scientists have realized in recent years that some cancer cells in glioblastomas and other brain tumors are more resistant to treatment than others. Those same, more defiant cells also are much better at re-establishing cancer after treatment. However …
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Monday, June 29, 2015

Cell Density Remains Constant as Brain Shrinks with Age

New, ultra-high-field magnetic resonance images (MRI) of the brain provide the most detailed images to date to show that while the brain shrinks with age, brain cell density remains constant. The study of cognitively normal young and old adults, published …
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Friday, June 26, 2015

Eye Motion Detection Sensors Identified

Scientists may have finally discovered how the eyes functionally detect motion, a mechanism which has been a mystery throughout the development of medical science. Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis reported in …
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Friday, June 26, 2015

New Data on Botulinum Toxin as Treatment for Nerve Pain

According to a study recently published in the journal Anesthesia & Analegesia, botulinum toxin could serve as an effective new treatment for two forms of neuropathy. The study shows differing effects of local versus spinal injection of botulinum toxin …
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