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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Greater Cervical Spine Degeneration Seen in Former Rugby Players

A comparative study has revealed that former professional rugby players display advanced spine degeneration past any normal occurrences, calling for wider awareness of the risks and impact of the sport on current and future players. A group of French …
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Does Concussion Impact Men and Women Differently?

A new study reports that gender may be a determining factor in the overall impact of neurotrauma, which could drastically change current diagnostic methods and evaluation. Recently presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Denver, hosted by the …
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Inhaled Cannabis Shown Effective for Diabetic Neuropathy Pain

New research reported in The Journal of Pain shows that inhaled cannabis reduces diabetic neuropathy and the analgesic effect is dose-dependent. Researchers conducted a randomized, double-blind study evaluating 16 subjects to assess the efficacy and …
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Monday, August 3, 2015

Body Fat Can Send Signals to Brain, Affecting Stress Response

A newly discovered process indicates that the relationship between the brain and body fat is deeper ingrained than previously thought, as the composition of body fat appears to send signals to the brain relating to stress management and metabolic rate …
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Friday, July 31, 2015

Can Migraine Increase Your Risk of Stroke?

According to a study in a recent online issue of Neurology, new research suggests older people who experience migraines may have an increased risk of stroke, but only if they are smokers. For the study, 1,292 people from the Northern Manhattan Study …
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Thursday, July 30, 2015

Spines of Males and Females Differ at Birth

New research reveals that small differences in the configuration of the spine between the sexes are visible in newborn children, possibly implying that the female spine has evolved to accommodate childbirth. Researchers from the Children’s Hospital …
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Good and Bad Macrophage Responses to Spinal Cord Injury Identified

Macrophages, a type of cellular “sentinel” in the body that identify attacks from viruses, bacteria or fungi, are a double-edged sword in spinal cord injury, providing both neural repair-promoting properties and pathological functions that destroy …
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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Epigenetic Driver of Glioblastoma Provides New Therapeutic Target

In a study recently published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center reported that cancer stem-cell properties are determined …
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Researchers Identify Critical Genes Responsible for Brain-tumor Growth

In a study recently published in the journal Cell Reports, researchers from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center via the Board of Governors Regenerative Medicine Institute identified the role of a family of genes underlying tumor growth in a wide spectrum of …
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Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Brain-based Algorithms Make for Better Networks

Researchers from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies and Carnegie Mellon University recently determined the rate at which the developing brain eliminates unneeded connections between neurons during early childhood. The findings, published in the …
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