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Medical research

Implanted neural stem cell grafts show functionality in spinal cord injuries

Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors. Nearly 18,000 people in the United States suffer SCIs each year, with another 294,000 persons ...

Health

Vitamin D twice a day may keep vertigo away

Taking vitamin D and calcium twice a day may reduce your chances of getting vertigo again, according to a study published in the August 5, 2020, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Your brain gets bigger if you're anxious and depressed

Researchers have found depression is linked to areas of the brain shrinking in size but when depression is paired with anxiety one area of the brain becomes "significantly" larger.

Genetics

Discovery shows promise for treating Huntington's disease

Huntington's disease is a progressive and aggressively debilitating brain disorder that causes uncontrolled movements, psychological problems, and loss of cognition. It is caused by a mutation in the gene that encodes the ...

Neuroscience

Can sleep protect us from forgetting old memories?

From lowering your risk of obesity and cardiovascular disease to improving your concentration and overall daily performance, sleep has been proven to play a critical role in our health. In a new study, researchers at University ...

Neuroscience

Eye-tracking tech helps aged care assessment

Memory loss among older Australians is on the rise as the Baby Boomer generation enters retirement—but a new technique tested by Flinders University researchers that investigates cognitive skills through eye-tracking technology ...

Neuroscience

New study on development of Parkinson's disease is 'on the nose'

The loss of a sense of smell is known to be one of the earliest signs of Parkinson's disease (PD) and can even appear years before the characteristic tremors and loss of motor function are seen. Some scientists believe that ...