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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

Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia

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Photo: Dementia [22/04/2013] A new Swedish study shows the risk of developing dementia may have declined over the past 20 years, in direct contrast to what many previously assumed. The result is based on data from the SNAC-K, an ongoing study on aging and health started in 1987.Aging: Study Suggests Reduced Risk of Dementia - Read more

Deep Brain Stimulation: “With brain stimulation, you reach ethical limits to some extent”

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[22/04/2013] Deep brain stimulation is used to treat Parkinson’s disease, tremor or dystonia, but also in cases of psychiatric disorders like depressions or addictions. But the procedure is not only able to heal: Stimulating the human brain with implanted electrodes can also improve cognitive performance.Deep Brain Stimulation: “With brain stimulation, you reach ethical limits to some extent” - Read more

Children: Detecting Autism from Brain Activity

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Photo: Brain [19/04/2013] Neuroscientists from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and the University of Toronto have developed an efficient and reliable method of analyzing brain activity to detect autism in children.Children: Detecting Autism from Brain Activity - Read more

Cell Division: How Alzheimer's Could Occur

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Photo: Spherical structures in cells [12/04/2013] A new hypothesis has been developed by researchers from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) on how Alzheimer's disease could occur. They analyzed the interaction of the proteins FE65 and BLM that regulate cell division.Cell Division: How Alzheimer's Could Occur - Read more

Light: Moving Cells Holds Medical Promise

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Photo: Immune cell [09/04/2013] Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown they can coax cells to move toward a beam of light. The feat is a first step toward manipulating cells to control insulin secretion or heart rate using light.Light: Moving Cells Holds Medical Promise - Read more

Directly in the Brain: New Nerve Cells Formed

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Photo: Brain cells [28/03/2013] The field of cell therapy, which aims to form new cells in the body in order to cure disease, has taken another important step in the development towards new treatments. A new report from researchers at Lund University in Sweden shows that it is possible to re-programme other cells to become nerve cells, directly in the brain.Directly in the Brain: New Nerve Cells Formed - Read more

Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight

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Photo: Thalamus [25/03/2013] A growing body of research by multiple sclerosis (MS) investigators at the University at Buffalo (UB) and international partners is providing powerful new evidence that the brain’s gray matter reflects important changes in the disease that could allow clinicians to diagnose earlier and to better monitor and predict how the disease will progress.Multiple Sclerosis: The Thalamus Moves into the Spotlight - Read more

Brain Sensor: Future Rehabilitation Options

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Photo: Icon of human head [21/03/2013] A compact, self-contained sensor recorded and transmitted brain activity data wirelessly for more than a year in early stage animal tests, according to a study funded by the National Institutes of Health.Brain Sensor: Future Rehabilitation Options - Read more

Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein

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Photo: Neuroprotection [12/03/2013] Oxidative stress turns a protein that normally protects healthy cells into their executioner, according to a current study. This discovery could help scientists develop therapies to combat a host of conditions from stroke to Lou Gehrig's disease.Cell Death: Discovery of Destructive Protein - Read more