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Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes

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Photo: Feeling prosthesis [10/02/2014] Freiburg researchers have developed electrodes that help amputees to grasp at objects.Prostheses: Feeling through Implanted Electrodes - Read more

Brain Doping: New Interdisciplinary Research Group

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Photo: Network [31/01/2014] The transfer of knowledge on pharmacological neuroenhancement has become the focus of a new interdisciplinary research group at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU). Brain Doping: New Interdisciplinary Research Group - Read more

Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor

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Photo: Brain tumor [18/12/2013] Patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) treated with an experimental vaccine made from the patient's own resected tumor tissue showed an improved survival compared with historical patients who received the standard of care alone, according to an analysis of a phase 2 trial of this vaccine.Promising: Personalized Vaccine for Most Lethal Type of Brain Tumor - Read more

Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants

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Photo: Brain of infant [17/12/2013] Researchers have identified a potential biomarker for predicting whether a premature infant is at high risk for motor development problems, according to a new study.Brain: Chemical Ratios Help Predict Developmental Delays in Preterm Infants - Read more

Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight

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Photo: Hearing [11/11/2013] Cochlear implants allow adults who have become profoundly deaf to recover the ability to understand speech. However, recovery differs between individuals. Activating the visual regions of the brain has proved essential to the satisfactory recovery of hearing.Cochlear Implants: Hearing Through Sight - Read more

Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care

Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care Fifteen million people all over the world are annually suffering a stroke. Approximately 5.5 million of them die and another 5 million suffer permanent damage from stroke. A patient’s prognosis significantly improves, when the hospital treatment takes place in a specialized unit, a so-called stroke unit.Stroke Units: Specialized Stroke Care - Read more

Emergency: Minority of Stroke Victims Sees Doctor Soon

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Photo: Ticking clock [15/10/2013] In a study of over 270 patients newly diagnosed with minor strokes or transient ischaemic attack (TIA), only a minority sought medical help within the timeframe recommended by the Royal College of Physicians.Emergency: Minority of Stroke Victims Sees Doctor Soon - Read more

Narcolepsy: How the Muscles Accidentally Fall Asleep

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Photo: Man sleeping [11/10/2013] Scientists at the University of Toronto shed light on the brain mechanisms behind a debilitating sleep disorder.Narcolepsy: How the Muscles Accidentally Fall Asleep - Read more

Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis

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Photo: Spine [25/09/2013] In a world-first, decompression surgery has been shown to be an effective procedure to treat cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM) – a common progressive, degenerative disease of the spine that can lead to paralysis – according to the results of a multi-centre clinical trial published today.Spine: New Treatment Prevents Paralysis - Read more

Brain: Researchers Gain New Insights

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Foto: Microscopic view of the entorhinal cortex [24/09/2013] The entorhinal cortex is a link between the brain's memory centre, the hippocampus, and the other areas of the brain. It is, however, more than an interface that only transfers nervous impulses. Brain: Researchers Gain New Insights - Read more