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Friday, April 17, 2015

Stent Vs. Medication Comparison Outcome for Intracranial Arterial Stenosis

A study reports that the use of balloon-expandable stents in symptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis resulted in an increased risk of stroke or transient ischemic attack (TIA) when compared to traditional clopidogrel and aspirin treatments. Researchers …
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Friday, April 17, 2015

MRI Based on Sugar Molecules Raises Possibility of Cancer Diagnosis Without Biopsies

Research recently published in the journal Nature Communications could one day make biopsies more effective, or even replace them altogether by noninvasively detecting sugar molecules shed by the outer membranes of cancerous cells. The research builds …
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Brainworks Program Offers Students Interaction with Neuroscience

For the 17th year since its creation, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles presented their educational Brainworks seminar for junior high students regarding brain science and healthy habits, as part of an ongoing effort to educate the public on …
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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Brain’s Ability to Heal Itself Offers Hope for New TBI Treatment

In an extensive piece published in the journal Expert Opinion on Investigational Drugs, researchers from the Henry Ford Hospital discuss the pioneering work underway in Detroit, seeking to understand and repair brain function at the molecular level after …
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

High-Frequency Surpasses Traditional Spinal-cord Stimulation in First Controlled Trial

A groundbreaking trial testing spinal cord stimulation (SCS) techniques has revealed that higher frequency SCS utilizing the 10kHz (HF10) is more effective in application, pain relief and sustainment compared to the lower-level frequencies that are …
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Drug Restores Brain Function and Memory in Early Alzheimer’s Disease

In a recent study conducted by researchers from Johns Hopkins University, a novel therapeutic approach for an existing drug reverses a condition in elderly patients who are at high risk for dementia due to Alzheimer’s disease. The drug, commonly used …
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brain Tumor Cells Destroyed by Mitochondrial “Smart Bomb”

In a study recently published in the journal ChemMedChem, scientists from the Houston Methodist Kenneth R. Peak Brain & Pituitary Tumor Center discovered an experimental drug that attacks brain tumor tissue by crippling its mitochondrial cells (energy …
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Having a Purpose in Life May Improve Health of Aging Brain

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have discovered a unique correlation between the psychological fulfillment of having a purpose in life and a visible increase in physical brain health later life. The study, published in the …
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Monday, April 13, 2015

Direct Link Between Insulin Resistance and Behavioral Disorders Found

In a study recently published in the journal PNAS, researchers from the Joslin Diabetes Center discovered one potential explanation for reasons why people with diabetes are more prone to anxiety and depression compared to those with other chronic diseases …
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Friday, April 10, 2015

Method for Mapping Neuron Clusters Developed

A team of scientists from NYU Center for Neural Science recently developed a method for identifying clusters of neurons that work in conjunction with one another in order to guide their behavior. The findings from the study, published in the journal …
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