Oncology & Cancer

Epilepsy drug stops nervous system tumor growth in mice

People with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) develop tumors on nerves throughout their bodies. These tumors are usually benign—meaning they don't spread to other parts of the body and are not considered life-threatening—but ...

Neuroscience

AI could predict ideal patients for spinal cord stimulation

Spinal cord stimulation is a minimally invasive FDA-approved treatment to manage chronic pain such as back and neck pain. This neuromodulation technique uses electricity and an implantable device, which has been increasingly ...

Cardiology

UK cases of atrial fibrillation are at all-time high 

The number of people living with atrial fibrillation—a dangerous heart condition and major cause of stroke—has increased by 72% in England over the last two decades, according to new research.

Neuroscience

Enzyme prevents brain activity from getting out of control

Our bodies have the ability to modify the contacts between neurons. Among other things, this is how it prevents brain activity from getting out of control. Researchers from the University Hospital Bonn, together with a team ...

Neuroscience

Nerve stimulation with the help of implantable mini solar cells

An international research team has successfully developed and tested a concept in which nerves are stimulated with light pulses. The method provides considerable advantages for medicine and opens up a wide range of possible ...

Neuroscience

What is a 'brain pacemaker?'

More than 3 million adults in the U.S. are living with epilepsy. It's a seizure disorder caused by abnormal brain activity. The seizures can lead to physical injury, emotional health issues or even death.

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