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White matter connectome with cortical lesion map clarifies temporal auditory comprehension

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 12:49:52 EDT

A new reports a novel mapping methodology adapted for stroke brains. Researchers combined connectome-lesion symptom mapping with traditional voxel-based cortical lesion symptom mapping to assess brain networks supporting auditory comprehension. Results confirm the middle, inferior and posterior temporal regions are the most important for speech comprehension and shed light on potential contributions of temporal lobe network connections in understanding spoken language.

Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomes

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:51:43 EDT

Researchers are encouraged by study results that they hope can reduce the risks associated with brain surgery for aneurysm where the patient is awake.

Adult brains produce new cells in previously undiscovered area

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:51:20 EDT

A discovery may lead to new treatments for anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Scientists have discovered that new brain cells are produced in the adult amygdala, a region of the brain important for processing emotional memories. Disrupted connections in the amygdala, an ancient part of the brain, are linked to anxiety disorders such as PTSD. The research marked a major shift in understanding the brain's ability to adapt and regenerate.

Prematurity leaves distinctive molecular signature in infants' cerebellum

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 09:51:14 EDT

Premature birth, which affects one in 10 US babies, is associated with altered metabolite profiles in the infants' cerebellum, the part of the brain that controls coordination and balance, a team of researchers reports.

Brain injury in kids might lead to alcohol abuse

Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:10:52 EDT

Researchers have surveyed previous studies to investigate the relationship between traumatic brain injuries and alcohol abuse. They found evidence that traumatic brain injuries in children and adolescents could be a risk-factor for alcohol abuse in later life, and advise that brain injury survivors should be given special attention to address potential substance abuse issues.

First circuit map of brain's learning and memory center

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 14:02:07 EDT

A significant development in understanding the brain: Scientists have, for the first time ever described the mushroom body connectome within the brain of fly larvae (Drosophila melanogaster) -- the circuit diagram of nerve cells.

In the test tube instead of under the knife

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 09:59:40 EDT

New forms of diagnosis and therapy for temporal lobe epilepsy have now been revealed by a team of neuroscientists.

New way to treat nerve damage caused by insecticides and chemical weapons

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:33:53 EDT

New research has uncovered a potential new therapy for the currently untreatable delayed neuropathy caused by acute exposure to insecticides or chemical weapons that attack the nervous system. The study identifies a new biological mechanism responsible for the neuropathy, as well as the drugs to treat it.

Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints site of anoxic brain injury

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 13:42:16 EDT

Structural and functional MRI in children resuscitated after drowning pinpoints the site of anoxic brain injury to regions controlling movement, while providing strong evidence that networks controlling perception and cognition remain largely intact.

Trigeminal nerve stimulation shows promise for management of traumatic brain injury

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:25:50 EDT

New research findings could have implications for the treatment of many neurological conditions, including severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).