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Mild traumatic brain injury may contribute to brain network dysfunction

Mild traumatic brain injury may contribute to brain network dysfunction

ScienceDaily (May 11, 2012) — Even mild head injuries can cause significant abnormalities in brain function that last for several days, which may explain the neurological symptoms experienced by some individuals who have experienced a head injury associated with sports, accidents or combat, according to a study by Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine researchers. These findings, published in the May issue of the Journal of Neuroscience , advance research in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI), enabling researchers to better understand what brain structural or functional changes underlie posttraumatic disorders — a question that until now has remained unclear. Continue reading

Anatomic existence of the elusive G-spot confirmed

Anatomic existence of the elusive G-spot confirmed

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New genes contributing to autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders uncovered

New genes contributing to autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders uncovered

ScienceDaily (Apr. 20, 2012) — When chromosomes replicate, sometimes there is an exchange of genetic material within a chromosome or between two or more chromosomes without a significant loss of genetic material. This exchange, known as a balanced chromosomal abnormality (BCA), can cause rearrangements in the genetic code Continue reading

Scientists regenerate damaged mouse hearts by transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle

Scientists regenerate damaged mouse hearts by transforming scar tissue into beating heart muscle

ScienceDaily (Apr. 18, 2012) — Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes just announced a research breakthrough in mice that one day may help doctors restore hearts damaged by heart attacks — by converting scar-forming cardiac cells into beating heart muscle. These scientists previously transformed such cells into cardiac muscle-like cells in petri dishes. Continue reading

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain

Evidence builds that meditation strengthens the brain

ScienceDaily (Mar. 14, 2012) — Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells. Continue reading

Discovery of hair-cell roots suggests the brain modulates sound sensitivity

Discovery of hair-cell roots suggests the brain modulates sound sensitivity

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