Neurodegenerative and central nervous system (CNS) diseases represent a major public health issue affecting at least 20 million children and adults in the United States alone. Multiple drugs exist to treat and potentially ...
Neuroscience Apr 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 1 |
It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Functionally deaf patients can gain normal hearing with a new implant that replaces the middle ear. The unique invention from the Chalmers University of Technology has been approved for ...
Medical research Jan 14, 2013 | not rated yet | 0
Researchers used electricity on certain regions in the brain of a patient with chronic, severe facial pain to release an opiate-like substance that's considered one of the body's most powerful painkillers.
Neuroscience Jan 02, 2013 | 4.1 / 5 (7) | 0 |
New research led by Shigeru Tanaka of the University of Electro-Communications and visiting scientist at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute has shown that the responses of cells in the visual cortex can be ...
Neuroscience Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Meningiomas are a common type of benign brain tumor that sometimes grows dramatically in pregnant women. A new study suggests that this sudden tumor growth likely results from "hemodynamic changes" associated with pregnancy, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Nov 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Fascia lata, which is a thin, pliable, and vascularized tissue, can be effectively used as a substitute for nasal lining in complex total and subtotal nasal reconstruction procedures, according ...
Surgery Nov 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
To determine the effectiveness of bicycle helmet use, a research team at the Illinois Neurological Institute and Bradley University tested how well helmets withstood forces of impact and crush tests when ...
Pediatrics Oct 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Sao Paulo court allowed a woman to abort a four-month-old malformed fetus despite Brazil law only granting abortions in cases of rape or when the mother's life is in danger, local media said Sunday.
Obstetrics & gynaecology Sep 03, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
(AP) A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday.
Other Aug 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A gene whose mutation results in malformed faces and skulls as well as mental retardation has been found by scientists.
Genetics Jul 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Researchers at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York have found new clues in the pathogenesis of skull and skin birth defects associated with a rare genetic disorder, Beare-Stevenson cutis gyrata syndrome (BSS). Using ...
Pediatrics May 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Immediate skull reconstruction following trauma that penetrates or creates an indentation in the skull can aggravate brain damage inflicted by the initial injury, a study by a University of South Florida research team reports. ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(HealthDay) -- When used in tandem with standard Western treatments, alternative therapies such as acupuncture, acupressure and dietary changes may spell significant relief for patients battling chronic sinusitis, ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 21, 2012 | 3.7 / 5 (3) | 0
Brazil's conjoined twins Israel and Levi were separated successfully Wednesday at Maternity Hospital of Goiania in a surgery that lasted nearly 10 hours, the twins' doctor told AFP.
Other Feb 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0