News tagged with brain tissue

Immune system to fight brain tumors

Research at Lund University in Sweden gives hope that one of the most serious types of brain tumour, glioblastoma multiforme, could be fought by the patients' own immune system. The tumours are difficult to remove with surgery ...

May 30, 2013
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Averting the devastating effects of stroke

(Medical Xpress)—Researchers at the University of Connecticut Health Center are studying ways to prevent the devastating injuries to the body caused by stroke, a leading cause of serious long-term disability.

May 30, 2013
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BPA affects sex-based behavior in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Bisphenol A (BPA) is a common chemical found in household plastics. Previous studies on rodents show that BPA exposure is associated with problems with brain and behavioral development. ...

May 28, 2013
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It's brain freeze season

Brain freeze is practically a rite of summer. It happens when you eat ice cream or gulp something ice cold too quickly. The scientific term is sphenopalatine ganglioneuralgia, but that's a mouthful. Brain freeze is your ...

May 27, 2013
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Brain ultrasound improves mood

Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques aimed at mental and neurological conditions include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for depression, and transcranial direct current (electrical) stimulation ...

May 16, 2013
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