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
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 |
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 |
New technique successfully dissolves blood clots in the brain and lowers risk of brain damage after stroke
(Medical Xpress) -- Johns Hopkins neurologists report success with a new means of getting rid of potentially lethal blood clots in the brain safely without cutting through easily damaged brain tissue or removing large pieces ...
Neuroscience Feb 03, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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
(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
A technique developed by Johns Hopkins surgeons is providing a new route to get to and remove tumors buried at the base of the skull: through the natural hole behind the molars, above the jawbone and beneath the cheekbone.
Other Oct 26, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 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 |
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 |
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 |
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
While Road Rippers Lightning Rods, Let's Rock Elmo and the I Am T-Pain musical microphone might be sought-after gifts this holiday season, parents should ensure that their children don't risk permanent hearing damage by misusing ...
Health Dec 16, 2011 | 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
(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 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