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Experiment Restores Some Function In Dead Pig Brains 4 Hours After The Animals Died

Pig brains showed signs of cellular function hours after its owners died. The scientists were surprised, as the experiment challenged the notion that brain death is irreversible.

Animals April 17, 2019

Scientists Develop Brain Training Technique That Can Change Your Brain In Less Than 1 Hour

Scientists found that one can actually train the brain to follow what is merely in the imagination. The study sparked hope for patients with neurological conditions, involving impaired brain connectivity.

Neuroscience April 15, 2019

Teen's Sudden Schizophrenia Turns Out To Be A Bad Case Of Cat Scratch Disease

For two years, doctors tried several tests to solve the mystery of a teen who had a sudden schizophrenia. It only took one doctor to observe a cat scratch on his skin to end the boy's struggle.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 21, 2019

Clinician Katherine Hall Claims Alexander The Great Had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Declared Dead 6 Days Before He Died

Alexander the Great's body did not decay for nearly a week after his death. Katherine Hall said this and symptoms of the ancient conqueror's illness suggest he likely had the autoimmune disorder Guillain-Barré Syndrome.

Feature | Health January 27, 2019

Study Identifies Individuals With Increased Risk For Violent Sleep Disorder

People with REM sleep behavior may act out their dreams by yelling, punching, and kicking, sometimes to the point of becoming violent. Who are at risk of this dangerous sleeping disorder?

Neuroscience December 27, 2018

Young Man Survives ‘Internal Decapitation’ Where His Skull Was Separated From His Spine

A 22-year-old man had miraculously survived being internally decapitated or what scientifically called as atlanto-occipital dislocation. People who suffered the condition had their skulls separated from their spines internally but their head was not entirely decapitated physically.

Neuroscience August 5, 2018

Scientists Convert 1 ML Of Human Blood Into 50,000 Neurons

Scientists successfully transformed human blood cells into nerve cells. This study is instrumental in achieving a deeper understanding of neurological disorders such as autism and schizophrenia.

Medicine June 5, 2018

A New Treatment For Hard-To-Treat Migraine May Finally Be Here

A new, more effective migraine drug may be on the way. It’s called erenumab, and in a series of tests, it cut down the frequency of headaches among migraine sufferers by half.

Medicine April 18, 2018

New Mice Study Finds Extra Virgin Olive Oil Might Stave Off Alzheimer's Disease

Extra virgin olive oil is beneficial for both the heart and the brain. In fact, eating meals with extra virgin olive oil might help preserve memory and stave off Alzheimer’s disease, a new mice study revealed.

Neuroscience June 21, 2017

Head Injuries Can Alter Hundreds Of Genes, Lead To Serious Brain Diseases

Traumatic injuries hurt the brain but now researchers are saying damaging effects extend to altering genes, which then give rise to risks for serious brain diseases.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 7, 2017

Living Near Road With Busy Traffic? You're Up To 12 Percent More Likely To Develop Dementia

People who live near busy roads have increased risk of developing dementia. How does high traffic roads influence the likelihood of a person having to develop neurological problems such as Alzheimer's disease?

Neuroscience January 5, 2017

This Breathalyzer Can Diagnose 17 Diseases With Just One Puff From A Patient

Diagnosing illnesses can sometimes take a lot of time and money. But a new type of breathalyzer, developed by researchers in Israel, can now determine a person's illness simply by getting a quick read of their breath.

Biotech December 29, 2016

First Three-Parent Baby Born In Mexico: Here's How A Fertility Doctor Made It Possible

Through mitochondrial transfer, a fertility doctor made possible the birth of a three-parent baby. The procedure was performed because the mother carries genes for Leigh syndrome.

Biotech September 28, 2016

Mouse Study Finds Brain Circuit That Plays Key Role In Sleep-Wake Cycle And Reward System

A mice study identified a brain circuit involved in the sleep-wake cycle and reward system. The findings could lead to new treatments for sleep problems such as insomnia and those associated with neurological disorders.

Neuroscience September 6, 2016

Memory Loss In People With Alzheimer's Disease Reversible: Here's Why New Broad-Based Treatment Worked

Using broad-based and personalized treatments, researchers were able to reverse memory loss in Alzheimer's disease patients. What made this new therapeutic approach effective?

Neuroscience June 19, 2016

New Technique That Measures Subtle Postural Sways May Help Detect Neuromuscular Disorders

Is it possible to detect neuromuscular disorders without showing significant symptoms? A study shows this is possible through the use of a new technique that measures subtle changes in postural sways.

Neuroscience April 28, 2016

Australian Researchers Develop Blood Test For Parkinson's Disease

Researchers at La Trobe University in Australia have developed a new blood test capable of detecting Parkinson's disease in people. The diagnostic focuses on looking for hyperactivity in the cell's mitochondria, which produces toxic byproducts often seen in Parkinson's sufferers.

Life April 21, 2016

AAN Issues Guidelines On Use Of Botox For Neurological Conditions

AAN has released new guidelines for the use of botox in different neurological conditions including migraine. The new recommendations aim to assist physicians in effectively treating patients with muscle disorders using botox.

Life April 20, 2016

Botox Safe And Effective For Chronic Migraine

An updated American Academy of Neurology guideline says botox can be effectively and safely used as treatment for chronic migraine. Botulinum toxin also offers benefits to patients suffering from other neurological conditions such as blepharospasm, cervical dystonia, and spasticity in adults.

Life April 19, 2016

Zika Virus And Neurological Problems: Mystery Link Between The Two Continues To Deepen

The mystery link between Zika virus and neurological disorders continues to deepen with every new report collated from all over the world. Although not yet completely proven, microcephaly and Guillain Barre syndrome have become the most common possible neurological disorders associated with the virus.

Life April 6, 2016

Scientists May Have Found Evidence That Zika Causes Temporary Paralysis

A new study linked the Zika virus to the neurological disorder Guillain-Barré syndrome. In a major Zika outbreak years ago, 24 out of 100,000 Zika patients emerged likely to develop GBS - versus only one or two out of 100,000 in Europe and North America.

Life March 1, 2016

Children Age 2 And Below Being Prescribed Psychiatric Drugs For Adult Neurological Disorders

Cases of children aged two years old and younger who are being subjected to adult psychiatric drug treatment are rapidly rising, experts said. The medical community is becoming increasingly alarmed.

Life December 12, 2015

Congenital Face Blindness: Study Probes On Why Some People Can't Recognize Faces

A new study discovered the reason why some people with congenital face blindness have a hard time recognizing familiar faces. The cause of the condition called Congenital Prosopagnosia can be traced back to the early stage of the perceptual process.

Life December 8, 2015

Military Veterans At Greater Risk For Motor Neurone Disease

Veterans who served in the military are twice as likely to develop Motor Neurone Disease than civilians. This is according to a new study by researchers from the University of Glasgow.

Life October 27, 2015

Rise In Autism Diagnoses Caused By New Classification System: Study

Researchers found that the notable rise in autism diagnoses lately is due to the recategorization of neurological and cognitive deficits. The new classification system is said to complicate the overall diagnosis of individuals, particularly those who seem to have multiple disorders.

Life July 24, 2015

People Residing Near Fracking Sites Have More Health Problems: Study

Experts tallied hospitalization rates in Pennsylvania and found that areas with fracking hotspots are more likely to cause a higher number of hospitalizations than areas that do now allow fracking. Heart disease and neurological problems are the most common effects of fracking in these hotspots.

Life July 17, 2015

Compound Derived From Tree May Be Next Big Thing In Weight Loss

Forget dieting and exercise. Researchers found that a new drug called 7,8-DHF could give women the weight loss effects they want without having to eat less or exercise more. Now, that’s another pot of gold for the gigantic weight loss industry cashing in on America’s obesity problem.

Life March 6, 2015

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