Leukemia drug prevents build-up of toxic brain proteins

May 10, 2013 by

This is big news for neurodegenerative diseases like Parkinson’s, Huntington disease, Alzheimer’s, ALS and frontotemporal dementia, among others....

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Human progenitor cells implanted into brains of mice

May 9, 2013 by

Scientists implanted human progenitor cells into the brains of mice. These grew into human astrocytes (which help build synapses) and crowded out the mouse astrocytes. The mice immediately had better learning and memory skills....

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Predicting the long-term effects of a TBI

May 8, 2013 by

How can you predict the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury? With new brain mapping technology. MEG imaging records magnetic fields produced by natural electrical currents in the brain. The scan only takes one or two minutes and it...

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Half of H.S. football players wouldn’t report concussion...

May 7, 2013 by

Of the 120 players who were surveyed, 70% were found to have been educated about concussions and most could identify the signs and symptoms. And even though only half would always or sometimes report their concussion symptoms to their...

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Fall-related TBIs among elderly have increased drastically

May 6, 2013 by

A study out of Finland has found that traumatic brain injuries from falls have had huge increases. In 1970, the numbers were 60 women and 25 men. In 2011, the numbers were 1,205 women and 612 men (per 100,000...

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90% of pediatric specialists ignore AAP’s ADHD guidelines...

May 4, 2013 by

More than 90 percent of pediatric specialists don’t follow AAP treatment guidelines to treat ADHD in preschoolers. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that primary care physicians and pediatric specialists should recommend behavior therapy first, and that medication should...

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