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Mild traumatic brain injury causes long-term damage in mice

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 10:08:35 EST

A new study in mice found that mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) can precipitate not only acute damage but also a lifelong degenerative process.

Electrical stimulation in brain bypasses senses, instructs movement

Thu, 07 Dec 2017 14:16:30 EST

The brain's complex network of neurons enables us to interpret and effortlessly navigate and interact with the world around us. But when these links are damaged due to injury or stroke, critical tasks like perception and movement can be disrupted. New research is helping scientists figure out how to harness the brain's plasticity to rewire these lost connections, an advance that could accelerate the development of neuro-prosthetics.

Traumatic brain injury causes intestinal damage, study shows

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 17:42:43 EST

A two-way link between traumatic brain injury and intestinal changes has been uncovered by research. These interactions may contribute to increased infections in these patients, and may also worsen chronic brain damage.

Healthy mitochondria could stop Alzheimer's

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 13:25:26 EST

Using a bioinformatics and experimental approach, scientists have found that rendering mitochondria resistant to damage can halt diseases caused by amyloid toxicity, such as Alzheimer's disease.

Alzheimer's damage in mice reduced with compound that targets APOE gene

Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:25:35 EST

People who carry the APOE4 genetic variant face a substantial risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. Now, researchers have identified a compound that targets the APOE protein in the brains of mice and protects against damage induced by the Alzheimer's protein amyloid beta. The findings indicate that APOE could potentially be a real target for treatment or prevention.

Lithium chloride blunts brain damage linked to fetal alcohol syndrome

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:03:02 EST

A single dose of lithium chloride, a drug used to treat bipolar disease and aggression, blocks the sleep disturbances, memory loss, and learning problems tied to fetal alcohol syndrome, new experiments in mice show.

Under pressure: Novel technology to model pressure-induced cellular injuries in the brain

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 18:15:51 EST

Brain injuries -- whether caused by trauma, tumors, hemorrhage or developmental anomalies -- often produce elevated intracranial pressure (ICP), which in turn causes cellular injuries in the brain and additional neurological deficits beyond those associated with the initial insult. Little is known about the mechanisms underlying secondary ICP-induced cellular injuries. Researchers have developed a model of ICP-induced brain injury that could help elucidate those mechanisms and uncover novel therapeutics.

Incidence of brain injury in babies estimated for first time using routine NHS data

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:24:13 EST

New research has estimated that each year five babies in every 1,000 born in England suffer a condition or sign linked to brain injury.

Complications at birth associated with lasting chemical changes in the brain

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 09:09:57 EST

New research shows that adults born prematurely -- who also suffered small brain injuries around the time of birth -- have lower levels of dopamine in the brain.

Women may be more vulnerable to concussions because of 'leaner' nerve fibers, study

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 12:47:26 EST

Women have smaller, more breakable nerve fibers in the brain compared to men that may make them more susceptible to concussions, suggests a new study.