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Poverty May Be Risk Factor for Reduced Cognitive Function in Midlife, Study Shows

Long-Term Low Income Linked with Slower Processing Speed, Weaker Verbal Memory ...

Research finds how the brain decides between effort and reward

How do we decide if something is worth the effort? A team of researchers from Oxford University and UCL have been finding ...

New study describes what happens when the brain is artificially stimulated

The research marks a step forward in the quest to develop personalized brain stimulation as a treatment for disease ... Full story

Human Neuron Transplants Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

By Nicholas Weiler Chronic pain and loss of bladder control are among the most devastating consequences of spinal cord injury, rated by many patients as a ... Full story

UM Researchers Show Concussion Can Be Diagnosed with 95 Percent Specificity

A team of researchers from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has shown that the I-Portal Neuro Otologic Test, which uses the head-mounted goggle that gauged eye movement through video cameras and computers, can successfully diagnose concussion with 95 percent specificity and 89 percent sensitivity. These findings illustrate how use of the I-Portal goggle can better identify oculomotor, vestibular and reaction time (OVRT) differences between those with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) and non-affected individuals. ... Full story

Cause of cortical malformations targeted by Yale team

By Bill Hathaway Neurons stained in green are misshapen and misplaced in some cases of epilepsy. Cortical malformations are a major cause of epileptic seizures and are ... Full story

Ancient brain area controls eye movements

An ancient area of the midbrain of all vertebrates called the corpora quadrigemina can independently contol and reorientate the eyes, researchers from Karolinska Institutet report in a study published in the journal eLIFE. ... Full story

Graphene nanoribbons show promise for healing spinal injuries

Rice scientists develop Texas-PEG to help knit severed, damaged spinal cords ... Full story

UWA drug offers new hope to young muscular dystrophy sufferers

A new drug for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) originally developed at The University of Western Australia has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ... Full story

Newly discovered neural connections may be linked to emotional decision-making

Researchers suspect cells in this brain circuit could also be targets of Parkinson’s disease. ... Full story

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