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Nerves: A Path to Lower-risk Painkillers

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Photo: Pills [11/06/2013] New findings provide vital step towards exploring pain medications that may lower risks of prescription drug abuse and side effects of painkillers.Nerves: A Path to Lower-risk Painkillers - Read more

Cerebral Cortex: 3-D Map of Blood Vessels

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Photo: Blood vessel [10/06/2013] Blood vessels within a sensory area of the mammalian brain loop and connect in unexpected ways, a new map has revealed. The study describes vascular architecture within a well-known region of the cerebral cortex and explores what that structure means for functional imaging of the brain and the onset of a kind of dementia.Cerebral Cortex: 3-D Map of Blood Vessels - Read more

Parkinson’s Disease: Proteins in Migration

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Photo: A neuronal fiber [28/05/2013] Scientists at the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) in Bonn have developed a new animal model that provides important clues on the mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease.Parkinson’s Disease: Proteins in Migration - Read more

Imaging: New Technique Helps Patients with Epilepsy

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Photo: EEG curve [24/05/2013] New techniques in imaging of brain activity developed by Doctor Jean Gotman, from McGill University's Montreal Neurological Institute, and his colleagues lead to improved treatment of patients suffering from epilepsy.Imaging: New Technique Helps Patients with Epilepsy - Read more

World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/29/2013

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Photo: Multiple Sclerosis Ribbon [24/05/2013] Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease. Its different manifestations cause progressive forms of disability that strongly vary in severity. More than two million people are affected worldwide. For their whole lifetime, they have to deal both with the disease itself and its effects, once it has emerged.World Multiple Sclerosis Day - 05/29/2013 - Read more

Nerves: Reversing Paralysis with Restorative Gel

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Photo: Nerve cells connect [14/05/2013] Some parts of the body, like the liver, can regenerate themselves after damage. But others, such as our nervous system, are considered either irreparable or slow to recover, leaving thousands with a lifetime of pain, limited mobility, or even paralysis.Nerves: Reversing Paralysis with Restorative Gel - Read more

Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections

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Photo: Neuron in the net [07/05/2013] Environment moulds behaviour - and not just that of people in society, but also at the microscopic level. This is because, for their function, neurons are dependent on the cell environment, the so-termed extracellular matrix. Matrix: Cells Control Neuronal Connections - Read more

Heart Disease: Risk Factors May Decrease Brain Function

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Photo: Heart [06/05/2013] Brain function in adults as young as 35 may decline as their heart disease risk factors increase, according to new research.Heart Disease: Risk Factors May Decrease Brain Function - Read more

Stress: Persistent Pain Has a Neurobiological Basis

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Photo: Woman has pain [03/05/2013] A new study led by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events such as motor vehicle collision and sexual assault.Stress: Persistent Pain Has a Neurobiological Basis - Read more

Brain: Atrophy Associated with Multiple Sclerosis

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Photo: Brain [25/04/2013] Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of atrophy in an important area of the brain are an accurate predictor of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study. According to the researchers, these atrophy measurements offer an improvement over current methods for evaluating patients at risk for MS.Brain: Atrophy Associated with Multiple Sclerosis - Read more