Surgery

Tough yet flexible treatment for babies in the womb

In children with spina bifida, the neural tube that forms the spinal cord and brain doesn't close as it should during early prenatal development. That leaves the nerves of the spinal cord exposed to potential damage from ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

No, you cannot pierce your brain with a swab test

People who have had the COVID swab test say that it feels like their brain is being pierced by an oversized cotton bud. Recent lurid headlines will not put people at ease. "Woman's nose 'starts leaking brain and spinal fluid' ...

Medical research

Multi-tasking protein at the root of neuropathic pain

Researchers from Japan's Osaka University have made an important leap in our understanding of how chronic pain conditions develop. In a study published on July 25 in Journal of Neuroscience, the team explains how a protein ...

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