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UCLA scientists use ultrasound to jump-start a man’s brain after coma

New noninvasive technique may lead to low-cost therapy for patients with severe brain injury ...

In unstable times, the brain reduces cell production to help cope

People who experience job loss, divorce, death of a loved one or any number of life's upheavals often adopt coping mechanisms to ...

Too much activity in one of the brain's key memory regions is bad for your memory and attention

Neurons in the brain interact by sending each other chemical messages, so-called neurotransmitters. Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) is the most common inhibitory neurotransmitter, which is important to restrain neural activity, preventing neurons from getting too trigger-happy and from firing too much or responding to irrelevant stimuli. ... Full story

Belgian-American research unveils new cause of neurological disorder

Scientists have revealed a new genetic cause of Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease (CMT), an inherited neurological disorder. New research has identified mutations in the gene PMP2 as another cause of CMT type 1 – the disease’s most common form. This breakthrough is the result of an international academic collaboration, including VIB, the University of Antwerp, the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Miami and the Medical University of Innsbruck. The study was published in the March issue of the leading neurology journal Brain. ... Full story

Concussion Rates Rising Significantly in Adolescents

UCSF Researchers Advocate Prioritizing Teens for Education and Prevention ... Full story

Inosine Treatment Helps Recovery of Motor Functions after Brain Injury

First Study in Primates Shows Promise Reports Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience ... Full story

A potential target for peripheral neuropathy treatment discovered

By Bill Hathaway Whole exome sequencing has revealed a novel mechanism and potential target for treating peripheral neuropathy, a condition that afflicts millions of people in ... Full story

University of Maryland School of Medicine Researchers Shed Light on How Neurons Exchange Neurotransmitters

Study Uses Cutting-Edge Technique to Image the Process of Neuronal Transmission ... Full story

The Eyes are the Window into the Brain

Our eyes are constantly moving, whether we notice or not. They jump from one focus point to another and even when we seem to be ... Full story

EEG scans could help diagnose levels of awareness in patients with a disorder of consciousness

New research suggests that an electroencephalogram (EEG) could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain injury. ... Full story

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