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Better detection of concussion in young football players

Researcher Christian Duval, PhD, and his team have developed a new, simple and non-invasive approach to create a biomechanical and cognitive profile ...

Focal Epileptic Seizures Linked to Abnormalities in Three Main Brain Regions

New Rochelle, NY —A new study that used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) and computation pattern analysis to identify differences in regional ...

Brain protein key to identifying high risk concussion

Doctors may soon be able to pinpoint those most at risk of prolonged and serious symptoms of concussion using a simple blood test.Concussion ... Full story

News Release November 23, 2015 "Mild Traumatic Brain Injury an Oxymoron:" New Protein Biomarker Highlights Damaged Brain Wiring After Concussion, Finds Penn Study

PHILADELPHIA — Physicians and others now recognize that seemingly mild, concussion-type head injuries lead to long-term cognitive impairments surprisingly often. A brain protein called SNTF, which rises in the blood after some concussions, signals the type of brain damage that is thought to be the source of these cognitive impairments, according to a study led by researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK. ... Full story

No cable spaghetti in the brain

The brain is not relying on random-wiring, but self-organized neural networks for visual information processing ... Full story

Master switch for brain development

Mainz, Germany. Scientists at the Institute of Molecular Biology (IMB) in Mainz have unravelled a complex regulatory mechanism that explains how a single gene can drive the formation of brain cells. The research, published in The EMBO Journal, is an important step towards a better understanding of how the brain develops. It also harbours potential for regenerative medicine. ... Full story

NIH-led effort details global brain disorders research agenda in Nature supplement

Infants are starved of oxygen during difficult births. Children’s cognitive function is permanently damaged due to malnutrition or exposure to infections or toxins. Adults suffer from crippling depression or dementia. ... Full story

Concussion researcher recognised for big impact

Neuroscience researcher Dr Andrew Gardner has been recognised for his significant contributions to medical research in Australia, winning the 2015 Griffith University Discovery Award from Research Australia. ... Full story

Study Identifies Patients' Priorities in Treating Rare Muscular Dystrophy

A new study of individuals with myotonic dystrophy type 2 (DM2) – a rare form of muscular dystrophy –has helped pinpoint the symptoms of the disease that are most important to patients. These findings, published today in the journal Neurology, could help create a roadmap for physicians to prioritize treatment of this complex, multi-system disease. ... Full story

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