A new study proposed that an electrical brain zapping device can reduce the violent tendencies of people. The study also suggested that the method can improve people’s moral perception on whether an act is right or wrong.
Neuroscience July 3, 2018
Employees of the US embassy in Havana reported that they experienced cognitive impairment after hearing a supersonic sound. Some researchers disputed that neurological damages induced by sound are unlikely to occur in today’s technology.
Neuroscience June 4, 2018
Earlier in May, eight-week-old McKenna Hovenga was struck by a foul ball at her father's softball game suffering a fractured skull. Doctors are now saying that Hovenga may have suffered significant brain damage due to the incident.
Medicine May 14, 2018
Infant boy Colton Ferguson fell of a bed and hit his head, suffering a fractured skull and brain damage. Colton's mother, Paige, is now urging parents to take head injuries seriously, as their family faces the grueling ordeal.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 8, 2018
A new study links alcohol use disorders to all types of dementia especially early-onset dementia. Heavy alcohol consumption can lead to cognitive decline and permanent brain damage.
Neuroscience February 21, 2018
Tandospirone is already used as a treatment for depression and anxiety in Japan and China. Now, researchers who conducted animal studies found it may also help reverse the effects of heavy alcohol use on the brain.
Public Health February 9, 2018
In what is known as the first case of brain damage reversal, doctors used normobaric oxygen therapy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy to treat a toddler who drowned and suffered brain damage. Here’s how the treatment works.
Medicine July 20, 2017
A recently published study links diabetes with increased abnormalities in several brain areas. Overweight and obese diabetics are most at risk for serious brain deterioration.
Public Health April 29, 2017
A molecule found in the deadly venom of funnel-web spiders can reduce neuron damage after stroke by 80 percent. If successful in human trials, the compound could drastically improve treatment options.
Neuroscience March 21, 2017
A new study shares the adverse effects of inhaling a common manufacturing material i.e. carbon nanotubes. The study links inhalation of carbon nanotubes, which is used in building tennis rackets, to severe brain damage.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017
New research could contribute to the development of a new treatment for people who have undergone strokes. The results of the study were promising, with very good results in rodents.
Medicine November 27, 2016
Scientists have developed a new groundbreaking technique to kick-start the brain of coma patients. Doctors at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) used ultrasound to stimulate the brain of a 25-year-old coma patient successfully.
Neuroscience August 27, 2016
Researchers have released new images of the devastation that the Zika virus can produce on the brain of babies. The pictures show that the virus can severely damage parts of the brain that are crucial for human emotion and thinking.
Public Health August 23, 2016
Soldiers who were exposed to blasts from high explosives sustain scarring on the part of their brain linked to post-traumatic stress disorder. This scarring often follows a pattern of damage not seen in other forms of brain injuries.
Public Health June 11, 2016
Three new studies offer evidence that the Zika virus can reach and damage brain cells in the fetus of pregnant mice, supporting earlier proof of how Zika causes birth defects.
Public Health May 12, 2016
Young girl suffered from brain damage the day after her dental appointment. Medical records show that the dentist overly sedated the patient and used a dental restraint device called papoose.
Life March 12, 2016
The Ebola virus infected thousands of people in West Africa in 2014. Many survived but they are faced with long-term health problems.
Life February 26, 2016
Increased sugar intake is linked to a range of diseases. A new study found that sugar consumption in early life is harmful to the brain just as stress and abuse.
Life February 17, 2016
Boston researchers enrolled a panel of neuropathologists to blindly review slides from 25 tau brain deposits using a provisional diagnostic criteria. For the first time, the panel concluded the unique brain signature of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.
Life December 17, 2015
Jaxon Buell survived to celebrate his first birthday, defying all odds and doctors' predictions. The 'miracle baby' was born without most of his skull and brain.
Life October 1, 2015
Brain damage could result from air pollution exposure, according to a new study. How serious is this danger?
Life April 26, 2015
A toddler from Pennsylvania miraculously survived nearly two hours of having no pulse. More remarkably, 22-month-old Gardell Martin suffered no brain or organ damage after he regained consciousness.
Life March 21, 2015
Shell shock has affected soldiers since at least the First World War. Has the cause of this condition finally been found?
Life January 20, 2015
Alzheimer's disease and other brain diseases may, one day, be treated using the same chemical utilized by animals as they hibernate. What do we know about this potentially revolutionary chemical?
Life January 16, 2015
High school football players could experience brain damage, even if they do not experience concussions, a conclusion reached by watching water flow in the brain.
Life December 3, 2014
Football is a contact sport and players are well aware of the tolls. But now the NFL has released a report actually confirming risks of playing for the league.
Life September 14, 2014
The hormone erythropoietin, which is used to reduce the need for blood transfusion in pre-term babies, may also protect these babies from brain damage which could potentially lead to long term development problems.
Life August 27, 2014
Bio-engineers at Tufts University have created functional 3D artificial brain tissue. Not only can this brain tissue survive life in a lab for up to nine weeks, but its neurons also responds to stimuli.
Internet Culture August 12, 2014
Four research trials indicate that Alzheimer’s disease can possibly be detected earlier through eye tests and a decreasing sense of smell. If completely proven, it is considered a breakthrough in medicine.
Life July 14, 2014
Jason Pudgett developed remarkable mathematical abilities after an attack in 2002. But are they here to stay?
Life May 7, 2014
Diabetes may cause brain damage in more than one way, based on a new study. What does this mean for seniors?
Life April 30, 2014
A recent study from the University of Pennsylvania has demonstrated that protracted sleep loss can contribute to the loss of up to 25 percent of brain neurons. The damage was previously thought to be temporary, though new evidence shows that it is likely permanent.
Life March 19, 2014
Tobacco use among young people causes addiction, and may even change the structure of the brain.
Life March 4, 2014
A new study has shown that adults, whose parents were afflicted by Alzheimer's, were more likely to show certain abnormalities in their brain scans that are associated with the disease.
Life February 13, 2014
Brain damage may be caused in male offspring of pregnant women due to a hyper immune system.
Life February 10, 2014
A new study suggests contact sports athletes can suffer from problems related to brain, even without a recognized concussion.
Life December 12, 2013