Neuroscience

Finding unseen damage of traumatic brain injury

The soldier on the fringes of an explosion. The survivor of a car wreck. The football player who took yet another skull-rattling hit. Too often, only time can tell when a traumatic brain injury will leave lasting harm - there's ...

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Muscling in on multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS), a neurodegenerative disease, causes periodic attacks of neurologic symptoms such as limb weakness and mobility defects. And while MS patients' walking abilities and muscle strength are examined on ...

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Brain and heart link may explain sudden death in Rett

Poets might scoff at the notion that heart and brain are closely related, but scientists led by those at Baylor College of Medicine (www.bcm.edu) say a genetic defect that affects the brain can stop a heart.

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Toll-like receptors play role in brain damage in newborns

Two out of every thousand babies are at risk of brain damage in connection with birth. Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have identified mechanisms behind these injuries, which ...

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