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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

World Alzheimer's Day - 09/21/2013

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Photo: Dementia [16/09/2013] An advancing loss of cognitive abilities, of control about language and motor function and of the ability to master everyday life without help – 35 million people worldwide experience this as they suffer from a dementia illness. The most common form of dementia is Alzheimer’s disease that has been described for the first time in 1906 by the German neurologist Alois Alzheimer.World Alzheimer's Day - 09/21/2013 - Read more

Ophthalmology: Catching the Silent Thief of Sight

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Photo: Retina [13/09/2013] A team of researchers led by Jun Cheng of the A*STAR Institute for Infocomm Research, Singapore, has developed a novel automated technology that screens for glaucoma more accurately and quickly than existing methods. Ophthalmology: Catching the Silent Thief of Sight - Read more

Brain: Researchers Generate Myelin from Stem Cells

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Photo: Myelin [30/08/2013] New findings hold promise for developing regenerative therapies for spinal cord injuries and diseases such as multiple sclerosis.Brain: Researchers Generate Myelin from Stem Cells - Read more

Alzheimer's: Detecting Early Brain Network Decay

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Photo: Spinal cord [22/08/2013] In patients with early Alzheimer's disease, disruptions in brain networks emerge about the same time as chemical markers of the disease appear in the spinal fluid, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown.Alzheimer's: Detecting Early Brain Network Decay - Read more

Neurology: The Brain with All Its Cells and Their Connections

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Photo: Nerve cells [12/08/2013] Scientists created now a precise diagram of all nerve cells and their connections in a piece of mouse retina.Neurology: The Brain with All Its Cells and Their Connections - Read more

Patients: New Tool Helps Detect Delirium

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Photo: Doctor and patient [08/08/2013] Researchers have developed a two-minute assessment tool to help hospital staff predict a patient’s risk of delirium, a change in mental cognition characterized by severe confusion and disorientation that can prolong hospital stays.Patients: New Tool Helps Detect Delirium - Read more

Algorithm: Accurate Prognosis for Epilepsy Patients

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Photo: Algorithm [18/07/2013] Researchers at Bonn University Hospital and at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) Cologne predict chances of success of a surgical procedure to help epilepsy patients.Algorithm: Accurate Prognosis for Epilepsy Patients - Read more

Spinal Cord Injury: Irreversible Tissue Loss Within 40 days

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Photo: MRI protocol [05/07/2013] A joint research effort between the University of Zurich, University Hospital Balgrist and colleagues from University College London have found evidence that patients already have irreversible tissue loss in the spinal cord within 40 days of injury. Spinal Cord Injury: Irreversible Tissue Loss Within 40 days - Read more

Pediatrics: Gene Therapy Cures Neurodegenerative Disease

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Photo: Child in a hospital [03/07/2013] A single session of a gene therapy developed by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (UAB) cures Sanfilippo Syndrome A in animal models. This syndrome is a neurodegenerative disease that affects between 1 and 9 out of every 100,000 children, and causes the death of the child on reaching adolescence.Pediatrics: Gene Therapy Cures Neurodegenerative Disease - Read more