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Higher Education Linked to Better Recovery in Brain Injuries
Brain might be more resilient with advanced schooling
A Neurological Crystal Ball
Biomarkers may predict traumatic brain injury outcomes.
A Less-Invasive Route for Skull Repair
A new cranioplasty technique preserves brain protection.
Advances, options and answers for people with uncontrolled seizures
Epilepsy affects almost 3 million Americans, and between 25 and 44 percent of these patients have...
Live from L.A.
When surgeons opened Brad Carter’s skull to perform a delicate operation to calm his tremors, they...
Sleep Matters for Better Health
Daylight Saving Time begins March 11 to make the most of sunlight during the warm summer months...
Blood Pressure Drugs Shown to Decrease Risk of Alzheimer's Disease Dementia
A Johns Hopkins-led analysis of data previously gathered on more than 3,000 elderly Americans...
Healing the Youngest Brains
Jade Loop had the perfect pregnancy. So when she went into labor on September 26, 2012, Loop and...
WALL-E, Meet EVA: Robo-doc Navigates on Its Own
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center was the world’s first hospital to introduce a remote-presence...
New Clues to Cause of Human Narcolepsy
More than a decade ago, UCLA researchers demonstrated that a lack of hypocretin-containing neurons...
Imaging the Impact of High-Impact Sports
Despite the devastating consequences of traumatic brain injury and the large number of athletes...
Fitness Training for the Brain
UCLA researchers found that older adults who regularly used a brain-fitness program played on a...
Genomics Lead to a More Personalized Approach to Medicine
Medicine gets a makeover by adopting a more personalized approach that enhances doctors’ ability to...
The debate over whether video games improve cognitive function or eat away at it like Pac-Man has...
Study Finds Evidence of Nerve Damage in Around Half of Fibromyalgia Patients
About half of a small group of patients with fibromyalgia – a common syndrome that causes chronic...
Not Your Typical Rash: Why Shingles Can’t Be Taken Lightly
Anne Louise Oaklander, MD, PhD, associate professor of Neurology, says shingles and post-herpetic...
Digital PCR Technology Detects Brain-Tumor-Associated Mutation in Cerebrospinal Fluid
MGH researchers and their colleagues have used digital versions of a standard molecular biology...
Dietary Therapy for Pediatric Epilepsy
Dietary therapy is prescribed most often for patients with refractory epilepsy, whose seizures have...
Shining a Light on ALS
Massachusetts General Hospital's Merit Cudkowicz discovered a key to jumpstarting ALS research:...
Gene Found To Foster Synapse Formation In The Brain
Researchers at Johns Hopkins say they have found that a gene already implicated in human speech...
Nerve Damage May Underlie Widespread, Unexplained Chronic Pain in Children
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have described what may be a newly identified...
Phase One ALS Trial Is First to Test Antisense Treatment of Neurodegenerative Disease
The initial clinical trial of a novel approach to treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis – blocking...
Assay Shown to Be Effective in Measuring Levels of Mutant Huntingtin Protein
An assay designed to measure normal and abnormal forms of the huntingtin protein – the mutated form...
Alzheimer's Early Treatment: Testing Whether Early Treatment Can Change the Course of Alzheimer’s Disease
Reisa Sperling, MD, is using neuroimaging to ask whether anti-amyloid antibody treatment can...
Rare Genomic Mutations Found in 10 Families with Early-Onset, Familial Alzheimer's Disease
MGH researchers have discovered a type of mutation known as copy-number variants – deletions,...
Alzheimer’s Preclinical Disease Biomarker: Sniffing out Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease
Mark Albers, MD, PhD, is developing a set of simple but powerful tools that examine the cognitive...
Alzheimer's Risk Gene Presents Potential Treatment Target
MGH investigators have determined that one of the recently identified genes contributing to the...
New Approach to Brain Tumors: Cut the Motor
It’s tough to hit a fast-moving target — especially if it’s microscopic and lodged deep in a person...
New Million-dollar Trial for Multiple Sclerosis Drug
Cleveland Clinic has been selected as the primary investigator in a $11.3 million nationwide study...
A Key to Happiness?
What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying...
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