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Mechanical tissue resuscitation technology shows promise preventing cell death

Mechanical tissue resuscitation technology shows promise preventing cell death

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2012) — Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center researchers seeking a successful treatment for traumatic brain injury have found that the size and extent of damaged tissue can be reduced by using a new device to prevent cell death. The research, the focus of a three-year, $1.5 million study funded by the Department of Defense, was recently published in the journal Neurosurgery Continue reading

Nano-syringe delivers combination, targeted brain cancer therapy

Nano-syringe delivers combination, targeted brain cancer therapy

ScienceDaily (Apr. 16, 2012) — Nanomedicine researchers at the Methodist Neurological Institute and Rice University have developed a way to selectively kill brain cancer cells by using a tiny syringe to deliver a combination of chemotherapy drugs directly into the cells. These findings will be published in the April 24 issue of the American Chemical Society journal ACS Nano Continue reading

‘Positive stress’ helps protect eye from glaucoma

‘Positive stress’ helps protect eye from glaucoma

ScienceDaily (Apr. 3, 2012) — Working in mice, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St Continue reading

Once considered mainly ‘brain glue,’ astrocytes’ power revealed

Once considered mainly ‘brain glue,’ astrocytes’ power revealed

ScienceDaily (Mar. 29, 2012) — A type of cell plentiful in the brain, long considered mainly the stuff that holds the brain together and oft-overlooked by scientists more interested in flashier cells known as neurons, wields more power in the brain than has been realized, according to new research published March 29 in Science Signaling . Neuroscientists at the University of Rochester Medical Center report that astrocytes are crucial for creating the proper environment for our brains to work. Continue reading

Single antibody shrinks variety of human tumors transplanted into mice, study shows

Single antibody shrinks variety of human tumors transplanted into mice, study shows

ScienceDaily (Mar. 26, 2012) — Human tumors transplanted into laboratory mice disappeared or shrank when scientists treated the animals with a single antibody, according to a new study from the Stanford University School of Medicine. Continue reading

Treating brain cancer with viral vector

Treating brain cancer with viral vector

ScienceDaily (Mar. 1, 2012) — UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center researchers and surgeons are among the first in the nation to treat patients with recurrent brain cancer by directly injecting an investigational viral vector into their tumor. The treatment is being developed by a local San Diego Company, Tocagen Inc. Continue reading

Molecular duo dictate human weight and energy levels

Molecular duo dictate human weight and energy levels

ScienceDaily (Feb. 28, 2012) — Yale University researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have. Continue reading

Step forward in effort to regenerate damaged nerves

Step forward in effort to regenerate damaged nerves

ScienceDaily (Feb. Continue reading

Memory strengthened by stimulating key site in brain

Memory strengthened by stimulating key site in brain

ScienceDaily (Feb. 8, 2012) — Ever gone to the movies and forgotten where you parked the car? New UCLA research may one day help you improve your memory Continue reading

Encouraging results with stem cell transplant for brain injury

Encouraging results with stem cell transplant for brain injury

ScienceDaily (Feb. Continue reading