Steroids rapidly restore blood-brain barrier function after blast

Barclay Morrison III, associate professor of biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has led the first study to determine underlying biological mechanisms that promote functional recovery of the blood-brain barrier ...


Electrocortical therapy may prevent motion sickness

(HealthDay)—A mild electrical current applied to the scalp—transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS)—can prevent motion sickness, according to a study published online Sept. 4 in Neurology.


Functional limitations persist one year after mild TBI

(HealthDay)—Many patients with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) report persistent functional limitations one year after injury, according to a study published online June 3 in JAMA Neurology.


Rapid recovery on exercise ECG may obviate need for more tests

(HealthDay)—Additional testing for ischemic heart disease is less likely to yield benefit in those with rapid recovery of electrocardiographic (ECG) changes on the exercise treadmill test (ETT), according to research published ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Multigrowth factor cream speeds recovery after laser therapy

(HealthDay)—Treatment with a multigrowth factor (MGF)-containing cream is associated with more rapid recovery after laser ablation, according to a study published online Sept. 16 in the Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology.