Neuroscience

A new strategy for brain regeneration after stroke

Stroke is a leading cause of death and chronic disability in adults, causing a heavy social and economic burden worldwide. However, no treatments exist to restore neuronal circuitry after a stroke. While most neurons are ...

Medical research

A brain injury diagnosed with a single drop of blood

Every year in Europe, 3 million people are admitted into hospitals for suspected mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) cases. Yet 90 percent of these patients detect no trauma. Today, the only reliable diagnosis is the CT scan, ...

Cardiology

Higher blood pressure may be linked to brain disease, Alzheimer's

Older people who have higher blood pressure may have more signs of brain disease, specifically brain lesions, according to a study published in the July 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American ...

Neuroscience

Can brain lesions contribute to criminal behavior?

New research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences indicates that lesions to brain areas in individuals exhibiting criminal behavior all fall within a particular brain network involved in moral ...

Neuroscience

Improving clinical trials with machine learning

Machine learning could improve our ability to determine whether a new drug works in the brain, potentially enabling researchers to detect drug effects that would be missed entirely by conventional statistical tests, finds ...

Immunology

New biomarkers of multiple sclerosis pathogenesis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic debilitating inflammatory disease targeting the brain. The pathogenesis of MS remains largely unknown, though brain tissue damage in MS is likely due to immune cells attacking myelin basic ...

Medical research

Hypoxia reverses mitochondrial disease in mouse model

The next stage of a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) team's investigation into the therapeutic potential of the hypoxia response - the body's reaction to reduced levels of oxygen in the blood - to treat mitochondrial ...

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