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Can a Blood Biomarker Predict the Presence of Intracranial Lesions Following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?

New Rochelle, NY - In cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI), predicting the likelihood of a cranial lesion and determining the need ...

New research suggests an existing drug, riluzole, may prevent foggy ‘old age’ brain

Forgetfulness, it turns out, is all in the head. Scientists have shown that fading memory and clouding judgment, the type that comes ...

Neuroscientists identify brain mechanisms that predict generosity in children

By Jann Ingmire - University of Chicago developmental neuroscientists have found specific brain markers that predict generosity in children. Those neural markers appear to be linked to both social and moral evaluation processes. ... Full story

In one aspect of vision, computers catch up to primate brain

Newest computer neural networks can identify visual objects as well as the primate brain. ... Full story

Cognitive abilities age at different rates as our brains get older

BBSRC-funded researchers at the Medical Research Council's Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit have discovered that specific mental abilities – such as problem-solving or multi-tasking – decline with age at different rates because individuals' brains age differently. ... Full story

Scientists locate ‘homing signal’ in the brain, explaining why some people are better navigators

The part of the brain that tells us the direction to travel when we navigate has been identified by UCL scientists, and the strength of its signal predicts how well people can navigate. ... Full story

Loyola offers SPECT imaging scan that records brain activity during epileptic seizures

MAYWOOD, Ill. – Loyola University Medical Center now offers epileptic patients an imaging scan that records brain activity during seizures, allowing physicians to pinpoint its source. ... Full story

Healthy brain development balanced on edge of a cellular ‘sword’

By Bill Hathaway - A normal brain and one with microcephaly. ... Full story

‘Microlesions’ in epilepsy discovered by novel technique

Sharon Parmet - Using an innovative technique combining genetic analysis and mathematical modeling with some basic sleuthing, researchers have identified previously undescribed microlesions in brain tissue from epileptic patients. The millimeter-sized abnormalities may explain why areas of the brain that appear normal can produce severe seizures in many children and adults with epilepsy. ... Full story

First Real-time MRI-guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson’s in Southern California

UC San Diego Health System is a national leader in MRI-guided procedure for brain disease. ... Full story

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