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Brain cell simulations show critical tipping point for swelling

Thu, 23 Mar 2017 12:59:49 EDT

When brain cells donít get enough energy, caused by a stroke or trauma, they can start swelling rapidly. New mathematical models of this mechanism show a critical tipping point: at lower energy levels, there is no way back.

Heads up tackling program decreases concussion rates, say researchers

Sat, 18 Mar 2017 11:26:34 EDT

Consistently using a tackling education program appears to help lessen youth football concussion severity and occurrence, say researchers.

Researchers make major brain repair discovery in fight against Multiple Sclerosis

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 14:07:14 EDT

Scientists have discovered that specific cells from the immune system are key players in brain repair Ė a fundamental breakthrough that could revolutionize the treatment of debilitating neurological disorders such as Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Female soccer players suffer the most concussions in high school sports

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 08:15:33 EDT

High school girls have a significantly higher concussion rate than boys, with female soccer players suffering the most concussions, according to new research.

Efforts towards treating paralysis

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 10:24:46 EDT

Scientists report on the status of recent research and share their vision about the future of wearable neuroprosthetics.

Researchers discover how neurons tell each other to die under trauma, disease

Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:22:50 EST

Neuroscientists have found that healthy neurons receive messages from injured neighbors that can lead to death. If they can block these messages from getting through, they may be able to slow the progress of neurodegenerative diseases.

Molecule shown to repair damaged axons

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:12:02 EST

A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke.

Microwave helmet yields fast, safe evaluation of head injuries

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:37:19 EST

Microwave measurements can be used for a rapid detection of intracranial bleeding in traumatic brain injuries, results from a clinical study demonstrate. A recently published scientific paper shows that health care professionals get vital information and can quickly decide on appropriate treatment if patients are examined using a microwave helmet.

Researchers identify how inflammation spreads through the brain after injury

Wed, 08 Mar 2017 08:10:12 EST

Researchers have identified a new mechanism by which inflammation can spread throughout the brain after injury. This mechanism may explain the widespread and long-lasting inflammation that occurs after traumatic brain injury, and may play a role in other neurodegenerative diseases.

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 15:17:16 EST

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as previously thought, new brain research has determined. The research has implications in understanding and perhaps treating patients with dementia or other disorders of the brain and mind.