Neuron transplant may prevent epilepsy after brain injury

Transplanting neurons into the brains of mice after a traumatic brain injury reduced memory loss and prevented them from developing epilepsy.

Anne Warde-UC Irvine | Nov. 15, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains epilepsy memory neurons traumatic-injury

Blood-brain barrier ‘road map’ may boost drug delivery

New research on the blood-brain barrier and the blood-tumor barrier, which both make cancer drugs less effective, could improve drug delivery.

Abbey Nickel-Purdue | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains cancer drug-delivery

How to make neurosurgery possible in the Brazilian Amazon

A new study offers a model for creating a sustainable neurosurgery programs in poor, remote locations.

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers | Nov. 13, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine amazon brains brazil spine surgery

‘Zombie’ neurons might be to blame for Parkinson’s symptoms

Scientists have tried to figure out why neurons die in patients with Parkinson's disease, but new research indicates they're not even really dead.

Katherine Fenz-Rockefeller | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains neurons parkinsons-disease

Meditation can help you make fewer mistakes

New findings show "what just 20 minutes of meditation can do to enhance the brain's ability to detect and pay attention to mistakes."

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State | Nov. 11, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology brains meditation self-awareness

Stress hormone may control circadian rhythm

Stress hormones in the blood have a big influence on the brain's circadian rhythm, according to research in rats.

Anders Buch-Larsen | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains circadian-rhythms hormones stress

No gender split in child brain function or math skill

"[C]hildren's brains function similarly regardless of their gender..." according to a new neuroimaging study on math ability in boys and girls.

Stacy Kish-Carnegie Mellon | Nov. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology society-and-culture brains gender learning mathematics sexes

1 protein controls West Nile and Zika replication

The discovery of a critical protein could unlock new therapies to treat or even prevent West Nile and Zika viruses, researchers say.

Anna Varela - Georgia State | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains encephalitis immune-systems viruses west-nile-virus zika

Watch: Spinal fluid waves flow into your brain as you sleep

This may be the first video of cerebrospinal fluid waves flowing through a sleeping person's brain.

Boston University | Nov. 7, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine brains sleep spine

Your brain can rewire itself after traumatic injury

"...when someone loses a hand, we found both 'hand areas' of the brain—left and right—become dedicated to the remaining healthy hand."

Eric Stann-Missouri | Nov. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains prostheses touch traumatic-injury

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