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Taking the brain apart to put it all together again

14 minutes ago   |   ScienceDaily

A new Organ Chip system linked a Brain Chip with two blood-brain barrier Chips to recapitulate the interactions between the brain and its blood vessels. This system reacts to...
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Electrical Brain Stimulation May Improve Post-Stroke Aphasia

20 minutes ago   |   MedPageToday

Patients with long-term aphasia named more words with noninvasive technique
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Two-year-old with rare 'childhood Alzheimer's' thought to be the youngest ever diagnosed in the UK

Two-year-old with rare 'childhood Alzheimer's' thought to be the youngest ever diagnosed in the UK

58 minutes ago   |   Daily Mail

Reggie Griffiths, two, from Knutton in Staffordshire was diagnosed with the rare brain condition Sanfilippo syndrome in January, and the disease stops him from speaking and...
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New in­form­a­tion on brain areas linked to tact­ile sense and meta­cog­nit­ive abil­ity

1 hour ago   |   ScienceDaily

A new doctoral thesis gives information on the neural basis of the sense of touch. According to the results, magnetic stimulation of prefrontal cortex affected the subjects'...
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Antidepressant restores youthful flexibility to aging inhibitory neurons in mice

2 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily

Inhibitory neurons in the aging brain show reduced growth and plasticity, likely contributing to declines in brain function. In a new study in mice researchers show that...
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Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin create catheter to treat brain tumors

Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin create catheter to treat brain tumors

3 hours ago   |   Health and Fitness

The Cleveland Clinic and Parker Hannifin collaborated to create a medical device that gets cancer drugs past the blood-brain barrier.
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Labourer, 23, has 18 months to live due to a rare tumour in his brain

Labourer, 23, has 18 months to live due to a rare tumour in his brain

6 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Jordan Payne, 23, from Ripley in Derbyshire, is battling a golf ball-sized brain tumour that is made of germ cells - created as a foetus grows in the womb. They eventually...
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BOOST-3 clinical trial aims to improve outcomes for severe TBI patients

6 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

An estimated 2.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury, or TBI, each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Severe TBI contributes to...
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Brain tumors trap immune cells needed to fight cancer in the bone marrow, finds research

8 hours ago   |   News Medical

Certain brain cancers are associated with low numbers of immune system T-cells circulating in the peripheral blood. Low T-cell numbers can be a side-effect of cancer treatment...
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Autism can be spotted by watching babies' reactions to incy-wincy spider and peek-a-boo, study says

Autism can be spotted by watching babies' reactions to incy-wincy spider and peek-a-boo, study says

10 hours ago   |   Daily Mail

Researchers have found babies who are later diagnosed with autism have lower levels of brain activity in response to 'social games', as well people yawning, laughing or crying.
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People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better...

People who research their symptoms online understand their doctors better, finds study

Researchers at the St Vincent's and Austin hospitals in Melbourne, Australia, say people feel able to ask their doctors more informed questions if they research their symptoms... Read more ...

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

E-cigarettes raise the risk of mouth cancer by damaging DNA

Trendy vapes that millions of Americans use instead of smoking cigarettes may still raise oral cancer risks by altering DNA in the mouth, a small new University of Minnesota... Read more ...

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Oral Cancer Treatment Side Effect Prevented by New Drug

Common cancer treatment side effect known as oral mucositis can now be prevented by a newly developed drug, says study. Read more ...

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

US study reveals 1 in 3 teens have not read a book in the past YEAR

Researchers from San Diego State University found just 16 percent of those aged between 17 and 18 read a book for pleasure every day, compared to 60 percent in the late 1970s. Read more ...

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Maple-leaf extract is a 'plant-based Botox', scientists claim

Researchers from the University of Rhode Island found that extracts in maple leaves, known as GCGs, inhibit the enzyme that causes skin to lose its elasticity and could be used... Read more ...

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple Score Can Help Identify Heart Attack Symptoms Much Faster

Simple lab score can diagnose heart attack symptoms much faster and safer than current methods. Read more ...

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two New Studies Pour Cold Water On Water's Role In Weight Management

Two new studies are bound to disappoint those who still want to believe water makes a difference in weight management. The first of these studies, Increasing water intake... Read more ...

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes Can Damage DNA and Raise the Risk of Cancer

E-cigarettes can damage genetic material or DNA in users which may raise cancer risk, finds a new study. Read more ...

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Strawberries could treat bowel disease, reduce diarrhoea and weight loss

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts claim eating whole strawberries could help calm inflammation in the colon among people with inflammatory bowel disease. Read more ...

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Drinking Milk at Breakfast can Lower Diabetes, Obesity Risk

Consuming high-protein milk in the morning along with your breakfast cereal can slow digestion, lower blood sugar levels and improves satiety at lunchtime. This dietary... Read more ...