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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Stress-related Inflammation May Increase Risk for Depression

According to a recent study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, preexisting differences in the sensitivity of a key part of each individual’s immune system confer a greater risk of developing stress-related depression …
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Radiation, Then Chemo Improves Survival in Adults with Low-grade Glioma

A chemotherapy regimen consisting of procarbazine, CCNU and vincristine (PCV) administered following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in adults with low-grade gliomas, when compared to radiation therapy alone. …
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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Breakthrough Replicates Human Brain Cells for Use in Alzheimer’s Research

In a recent study published in the journal Nature, researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston created what they are referring to as Alzheimer’s in a dish — a petri dish with human brain cells that developed the telltale structures …
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Study Reveals Mechanism That Repairs Brain After Stroke

According to a new study recently published in the journal, Science, a previously unknown mechanism through which the brain produces new nerve cells after a stroke has been discovered. Researchers at Lund University and Karolinska Institutet in Sweden …
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Researchers Find Protein Linked to DNA Damage and the Development of Child Brain Tumors

In a recent study published in the journal Developmental Cell, scientists at the University of Montreal discovered a mechanism that promotes the progression of medulloblastoma, the most common brain tumor found in children. During the study, the research …
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Researchers Develop a New Target for Personalized Brain-cancer Treatment

In a recent study published in the journal Genome Research, researchers from the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a new fusion protein found in approximately 15 percent of secondary glioblastomas. The finding offers …
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Monday, October 20, 2014

Practicing Simple Yoga Pose Reduces Adolescent Scoliosis by Almost Half

In a recent clinical trial that studied yoga for the reduction of scoliosis curvature, researchers found that a basic yoga pose — done for an average of only 1.5 minutes a day, six times a week for two months — reduced idiopathic scoliosis curves …
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Friday, October 17, 2014

New Computational Approach Finds Gene That Drives Aggressive Brain Cancer

According to a new study published in the journal Cell, researchers from Columbia University Medical Center found that by using an innovative algorithm that analyzes gene regulatory and signaling networks, the loss of a gene called KLHL9 is the driving …
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Friday, October 17, 2014

Healthy Lifestyles May Cut Stroke Risk in Half for Women

According to a new study published in the journal Neurology, women with a healthy diet and lifestyle may be less likely to have a stroke by more than half. The study looked at five factors that make up a healthy lifestyle: moderate alcohol consumption …
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Thursday, October 16, 2014

Stroke-fighting Drug Offers Potential Treatment for TBI

In a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE, researchers from the Henry Ford Neuroscience Institute found that the brain’s limited ability to repair itself after trauma can be enhanced when treated with the drug tPA (tissue plasminogen activator …
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