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New type of e-cigarette vaping injury described in CMAJ
A research case report describing lung injury related to e-cigarette use in a 17-year-old Canadian may be the first documented case of a new form of damage from vaping products. (2019-11-21)
Multifunctional small brains
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience in Amsterdam, discovered that not only the cerebral cortex is responsible for higher perceptual abilities but that the cerebellum also plays a role. (2019-11-21)
Does frailty affect outcomes after traumatic spinal cord injury?
A new study has shown that frailty is an important predictor of worse outcome after traumatic spinal cord injury in patients less than 75 years of age. (2019-11-21)
Transplanting human nerve cells into a mouse brain reveals how they wire into brain circuits
A team of researchers led by Pierre Vanderhaeghen and Vincent Bonin (VIB-KU Leuven, Université libre de Bruxelles and NERF) showed how human nerve cells can develop at their own pace, and form highly precise connections with the surrounding mouse brain cells. (2019-11-21)
Probing the role of an inflammation resolution sensor in obesity and heart failure
After heart attack injury, ALX/FPR2 is activated by resolvin D1 in immune cells in the spleen and in immune cells at the heart attack site. (2019-11-20)
Study identifies barriers high schools face when implementing, enforcing concussion laws
A new study conducted by researchers at the Center for Injury Research and Policy in the Abigail Wexner Research Institute (AWRI) at Nationwide Children's Hospital investigated the barriers high schools across the country face when implementing state concussion laws. (2019-11-19)
'Face blindness' may involve a failed brain network, and could shed light on autism
Face blindness often becomes apparent in early childhood, but people occasionally acquire it from a brain injury later in life. (2019-11-19)
Brain scans reveal how the human brain compensates when one hemisphere is removed
Researchers studying six adults who had one of their brain hemispheres removed during childhood to reduce epileptic seizures found that the remaining half of the brain formed unusually strong connections between different functional brain networks, which potentially help the body to function as if the brain were intact. (2019-11-19)
Deep brain stimulation safer for patients with new MRI compatible electrode
Carbon electrodes will last longer than metal when embedded in the brain of patients with Parkinson's and tremors, and won't be affected by MRI. (2019-11-19)
UBCO researcher examines traumatic brain injury in survivors of intimate partner violence
While the diagnoses and treatment of sport-related concussion have well-established guidelines and protocols, a new study from UBC's Okanagan campus is looking at what has previously been an understudied group -- women survivors of intimate partner violence (IPV). (2019-11-19)
Many patients with iNPH develop Alzheimer's disease, too
Up to one in five patients treated for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus, iNPH, also develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland and Kuopio University Hospital. (2019-11-15)
New cell therapy improves memory and stops seizures following TBI
Researchers from the University of California, Irvine developed a breakthrough cell therapy to improve memory and prevent seizures in mice following traumatic brain injury. (2019-11-15)
Researchers find new role for dopamine in gene transcription and cell proliferation
A joint group of researchers at the George Washington University and the University of Pittsburgh have found that dopamine and the dopamine D2 receptor modulate expression via the Wnt/β-catenin signaling pathway. (2019-11-14)
Spinal injuries: A new technology of electrostimulation for a more effective approach
Delivering a diversified electric message to different fibres of the injured spinal cord through a new technology able to deliver it in a targeted and independent manner. (2019-11-13)
Improving trauma pain outcomes
A 7-year prospective cohort study from the Corporal Michael J. (2019-11-13)
7T MRI offers new insights into multiple sclerosis
Investigators from Brigham and Women's Hospital have completed a new study using 7 Tesla (7T) MRI -- a far more powerful imaging technology -- to further examine LME in MS patients (2019-11-12)
Good noise, bad noise: White noise improves hearing
Noise is not the same as noise -- and even a quiet environment does not have the same effect as white noise. (2019-11-12)
At the heart of regeneration: Scientists reveal a new frontier in cardiac research
Researchers at CHLA uncover mechanisms in zebrafish heart regeneration that could lead to better treatments for babies in need of heart repair. (2019-11-12)
Getting cancer drugs to the brain is difficult -- but a new 'road map' might make it easie
Purdue University scientists have provided the first comprehensive characterization of both the blood-brain and blood-tumor barriers in brain metastases of lung cancer, which will serve as a road map for treatment development. (2019-11-12)
Research points to possible target to treat idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF
In a study of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, recruited monocyte-derived macrophages with increased flux in their mevalonate pathway were able induce lung fibrosis in a mouse model without prior lung injury. (2019-11-12)
Better biosensor technology created for stem cells
A Rutgers-led team has created better biosensor technology that may help lead to safe stem cell therapies for treating Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases and other neurological disorders. (2019-11-11)
Combined tests can predict kidney injury risk in critically ill children
Combining the Renal Angina Index and measurement of urinary Neutrophil Gelatinase Associated Lipocalin can improve predictions of severe acute kidney injury in critically ill children. (2019-11-10)
Rising rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy
Rates of kidney injury in women who are hospitalized during pregnancy are on the rise, especially in women with diabetes. (2019-11-09)
New Jersey researchers study social communication in pediatric traumatic brain injury
'These findings support our hypothesis that children with TBI who have problems with social communication also have problems with social cognition and social functioning,' said Dr. (2019-11-08)
Best practice treatment guidelines help doctors identify, treat vaping-associated lung injuries
As the outbreak of lung injuries and deaths associated with e-cigarettes, or vaping, continues to spread across the US, researchers at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City have effectively developed a best practice treatment guide to quickly identify and treat patients who develop the new and potentially fatal respiratory injury, according to a new study. (2019-11-08)
What your friends' brains look like when they think of you
If you ever wondered what's going on in your friends' brains when they think about you, new research may provide a clue. (2019-11-07)
Can our thoughts alter our brains?
Brain-computer interfaces (BCI) can measure changes in electrical brain activity that just by thinking about performing a task. (2019-11-07)
Where does Parkinson's disease start? In the brain or gut? Or both?
Does Parkinson's disease (PD) start in the brain or the gut? (2019-11-07)
Imagined movements can alter our brains
Brain-computer interfaces have a structural impact on brain substance. (2019-11-07)
Tiny transporters could deliver treatment to stroke patients
Swarms of nanoparticles which are 15,000 times smaller than a pinhead may be able to deliver vital drugs to the brain, offering new hope to patients in the early stages of a stroke. (2019-11-06)
Researchers explore neuromarkers for poor social outcomes after traumatic brain injury
'This study advances our understanding of the brain basis of post-TBI deficits in social functioning,' said Dr. (2019-11-06)
Sleep and sleepiness 'a huge problem' for people with spinal cord injury
A new study led by a University of Calgary researcher at the Cumming School of Medicine (CSM) finds that fatigue and sleep may need more attention in order to prevent issues like stroke after spinal cord injury. (2019-11-06)
Potential drug targets for glioblastoma identified
Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified 10 tumour-specific potential drug targets for the brain tumour glioblastoma. (2019-11-05)
Talk to the hand
Fans of the blockbuster movie 'Iron Man 3' might remember the characters step inside the digital projection of a 'big brain' and watch as groups of neurons are 'lit up' along the brain's neural 'map' in response to physical touch. (2019-11-05)
AI blood test can spot signs of brain tumor to speed up diagnosis
Chemical analysis of blood samples, combined with an artificial intelligence program, could speed up the diagnosis of brain tumors, according to research presented at the 2019 NCRI Cancer Conference. (2019-11-05)
Shark skin microbiome resists infection
No evidence of infection found in the bacterial community around shark wounds. (2019-11-04)
Regeneration mechanism discovered in mice could provide target for drugs to combat chronic liver disease
Researchers at the University of Cambridge have uncovered a novel molecular mechanism that allows damaged adult liver cells to regenerate, paving the way for design of drugs to boost regeneration in conditions such as cirrhosis or other chronic liver diseases where regeneration is impaired. (2019-11-04)
Study reveals how brain injury can lead to post-traumatic stress disorder
Post-traumatic stress disorder in U.S. military members frequently follows a concussion-like brain injury. (2019-11-04)
The fetal brain possesses adult-like networks
The fundamental organization of brain networks is established in utero during the second and third trimesters of fetal development, according to research published in JNeurosci. (2019-11-04)
Scientists identify protein that promotes brain metastasis
A protein that breast, lung and other cancers use to promote their spread -- or metastasis -- to the brain, has been identified by a team led by Weill Cornell Medicine and New York-Presbyterian investigators. (2019-11-04)
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