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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Migraine Sufferers May Have Double Stroke Risk

Researchers from Loyola University Medical center have proposed possible explanations for the various studies indicating strong correlation between migraine sufferers (with auras) and elevated risks of ischemic stroke. In the text Headache and Migraine …
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Electrical Stimulation ‘Tunes’ Visual Attention

New findings published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science challenge scientists’ current understanding of how visual attention is focused and the roles of short and long-term memory. Researchers have long known that attention …
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury in Prisons

A new study reports a high rate of past traumatic brain injury within incarcerated individuals, surpassing rates found in previous studies, which also reported a high correlation. Students from the University of Denver screened inmates from a “high …
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Monday, March 30, 2015

Broca’s Area is the Brain’s Scriptwriter

For 150 years, scientists have known that a brain region called Broca’s area plays a key role in speech production, but its exact functions have been a mystery. However, a study recently conducted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine …
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Cerebral Palsy — It Can be in Your Genes

In recent findings published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, researchers from the Australian Collaborative Cerebral Palsy Research Group, based at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute, discovered at least 14 percent of cerebral …
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Helmet Add-Ons May Not Lower Concussion Risk in Athletes

Recent testing reports that popular football-helmet accessories designed to increase head stability and reduce rates of concussion are not substantially effective, despite popular claims. The study was conducted by BRAINS, Inc., and will be presented …
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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Novel Drug Mechanism Developed for Fighting Brain Cancer

Researchers at the University of California, Davis (UC Davis) have developed and characterized a molecule that interferes with the internal regulation of cancer cells, causing them to self-destruct. The novel mechanism was found to be effective against …
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Long-term Housing May Not be Best for Adults with TBI

A wide-scale survey of Canadian traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients reveals that a striking majority of patients were being housed in nursing homes despite their young age and physical health, which may contribute to poorer treatment methods being …
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brain Tumor Patients Fare Better with Private Insurance

According to a study published in the journal Neurosugery, brain tumor patients who are uninsured or used Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications compared to those with private insurance. During the study, researchers …
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015

One-Third of Americans Don’t Have Access to Stroke Center Within One Hour

Survey data indicates that over one-third of the U.S. population is unable to be treated by a stroke center within an hour of ambulance response, due to geographic scarcity of these centers. The study, published in the journal Neurology, by an author …
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