Neuroscience

Recovery from spinal cord injuries can be predicted

Injuries to the spinal cord result in tissue loss in the spinal cord and brain. These neurodegenerative changes can be analyzed in detail using neuroimaging methods. University of Zurich researchers have now, for the first ...

Neuroscience

Promising therapeutic approach for spinal cord injuries

The healing ability of the central nervous system is very limited and injuries to the brain or spinal cord often result in permanent functional deficits. Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden report in the scientific ...

Oncology & Cancer

A new target for neuroblastoma

Neuroblastoma, a cancer that starts in nerve tissue outside of the brain, is the third most common cancer in children and accounts for about 15 percent of pediatric cancer-related deaths.

Neuroscience

New tool aims to make surgery safer by helping doctors see nerves

During operations, it can be difficult for surgeons to avoid severing crucial nerves because they look so much like other tissue. A new noninvasive approach that uses polarized light to make nerves stand out from other tissue ...

Medical research

'Origami organs' can potentially regenerate tissues

Northwestern Medicine scientists and engineers have invented a range of bioactive "tissue papers" made of materials derived from organs that are thin and flexible enough to even fold into an origami bird. The new biomaterials ...

Ophthalmology

Zika can harm babies' vision, too

(HealthDay)—Although Zika virus is most well-known for the devastating neurological damage it can cause in the womb, a new study reports that some babies infected with Zika also may have lifelong vision impairment.

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