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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

Neurology: Testing Method for Spinal Cord Injuries

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Photo: Laboratory [17/06/2013] A medical test previously developed to measure a toxin found in tobacco smokers has been adapted to measure the same toxin in people suffering from spinal cord injuries and multiple sclerosis, offering a potential tool to reduce symptoms.Neurology: Testing Method for Spinal Cord Injuries - Read more

Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered

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Photo: Ear [13/06/2013] A novel genetic mutation was first identified in 2010 as causing hearing loss in humans. Researchers have now discovered that this mutation induces malfunction of an inhibitor of an enzyme commonly found in our body that destroys proteins.Genetics: Hearing Loss Clue Uncovered - Read more

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