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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

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Old drugs find new target for treating brain tumor

Old drugs find new target for treating brain tumor

ScienceDaily (Nov. 18, 2011) — Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, in collaboration with colleagues in Boston and South Korea, say they have identified a novel gene mutation that causes at least one form of glioblastoma (GBM), the most common type of malignant brain tumor Continue reading

Researchers develop eButton, an easier way to monitor food intake, exercise, and lifestyle

Researchers develop eButton, an easier way to monitor food intake, exercise, and lifestyle

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Melatonin delays onset, reduces deaths in mouse model of Huntington’s disease

Melatonin delays onset, reduces deaths in mouse model of Huntington’s disease

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How normal cells become brain cancers

How normal cells become brain cancers

ScienceDaily (Sep. 28, 2011) — Brain tumor specimens taken from neurosurgery cases at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center have given scientists a new window on the transformation that occurs as healthy brain cells begin to form tumors. The work may help identify new drugs to target oligodendroglioma, a common type of brain tumor, at its earliest stage, when it is generally most treatable. Continue reading

Gene for Lou Gehrig’s disease and frontotemporal dementia identified

Gene for Lou Gehrig’s disease and frontotemporal dementia identified

ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011) — Frontotemporal dementia and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — two fatal neurodegenerative disease with distinct symptoms — are triggered by a common mutation in many cases, according to researchers who say they have identified the mutated gene Continue reading

Despite benefits, few brain aneurysm patients receive specialized care

Despite benefits, few brain aneurysm patients receive specialized care

ScienceDaily (Sep. 19, 2011) — The Neurocritical Care Society is releasing a comprehensive set of guidelines this week to guide physicians and hospitals on how to optimally care for patient’s ruptured brain aneurysms. One of the strongest recommendations is that all patients receive specialized care at high-volume stroke centers that treat at least 60 cases per year Continue reading

Sorting out major brain stent study: Experts say procedure effective for some patients

Sorting out major brain stent study: Experts say procedure effective for some patients

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Neurosurgeons use adult stem cells to grow neck vertebrae

Neurosurgeons use adult stem cells to grow neck vertebrae

ScienceDaily (Sep. 6, 2011) — Neurosurgery researchers at UC Davis Health System have used a new, leading-edge stem cell therapy to promote the growth of bone tissue following the removal of cervical discs — the cushions between the bones in the neck — to relieve chronic, debilitating pain. Continue reading