Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

Blood flow may recover before brain function after microstroke

Increased blood flow after a microstroke doesn't indicate that part of the brain has recovered, according to new research in rodents.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
yesterday ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine blood brains dementia strokes

Transplanted brain cells repair MS damage in mice

When researchers transplanted specific human brain cells into animal models of multiple sclerosis, the cells repaired damage and restored function.

Mark Michaud-Rochester • futurity
May 20, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains multiple-sclerosis neurodegenerative-diseases

New places and experiences might make you happier

"...people feel happier when they have more variety in their daily routines—when they go to novel places and have a wider array of experiences."

James Devitt-NYU • futurity
May 18, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: society-and-culture brains emotions happiness location

You can 3D print your own interactive objects

A new method lets people create their own interactive 3D-printed objects that respond to touch. They could be perfect for education.

Ida Eriksen-U. Copenhagen • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology 3d-printing brains

‘Steering wheel’ neurons control left and right turns in mice

A new discovery that sheds light on how neurons control whether mice turn right or left while walking could prove useful for people with motor disorders.

Mathias Traczyk-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: featured science-and-technology brains movement neurons spinal-cord walking

Stroke evaluations drop 40% during COVID-19

The risk of delaying care for a stroke is much greater than the risk of contracting COVID-19, says Akash Kansagra.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 11, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains covid-19 emergency-medicine hospitals strokes

Algorithm beats experts in Alzheimer’s diagnosis

A new deep learning algorithm outperformed neurologists in accurate Alzheimer's disease diagnosis. It could help save lives and get more people treatment.

Art Jahnke-Boston University • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine algorithms alzheimers-disease brains machine-learning

Brain scans link baby sleep trouble and autism later

New research links the disrupted sleep of babies later diagnosed with autism with altered growth trajectories in the hippocampus.

Kim Eckart-Washington • futurity
May 7, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: health-and-medicine autism babies brains childrens-health sleep

Targeting immune cells may slow some brain tumors in kids

Neurons and immune cells drive the growth of neurofibromatosis (NF1) brain tumors in kids, new research in mice shows. Targeting immune cells could slow tumor growth.

Tamara Bhandari-Washington University • futurity
May 4, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine brains childrens-health immune-systems tumors

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