Doctors Zapped a Woman's Brain So She Could Laugh Through 'Awake' Brain Surgery

When the woman woke up from her sedation, she felt anxious and started crying. That’s not atypical, given the circumstances: The woman, an patient with epilepsy, was undergoing awake open-brain surgery at the Emory University School of Medicine. Her head was locked in place, and her brain was exposed. But she needed to stay awake for her own safety — […]

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Lost saturation: A faulty messenger in the brain leads to Obesity

How misguided saturation of the cranial nerves plunge into a crisis The global Obesity crisis today is at a record high, and rising. Research groups are desperately in search of new insights and therapeutic possibilities of intervention, in order to counteract this development. German Researchers have found a type of switch in the brain, the nerves, the function of Saturation […]

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Scientists shed light on processes behind age-related decline in brain structures important for memory

Ageing can cause damage to support cells in the white matter, which in turn may lead to damage in the grey matter of the hippocampus, finds a new study by Cardiff University. The discovery gives researchers a new area to focus on in the search for treatments that can protect cognitive function. Claudia Metzler-Baddeley, from Cardiff University’s Brain Imaging Research […]

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Blood pressure increased slightly – this can Also be an indication of brain damage!

Pathological changes in brain volume due to increased blood pressure People between the ages of 20 and 40 years, already slightly elevated blood pressure values, have a higher risk for brain damage. A recent study to result in an elevated blood pressure is associated from 140/90 mmHg with the decrease of gray matter in the brain. In particular, this can […]

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Research: blood pressure values slightly above the normal value can be a Signal of brain damage!

Pathological changes in brain volume due to increased blood pressure People between the ages of 20 and 40 years, already slightly elevated blood pressure values, have a higher risk for brain damage. A recent study to result in an elevated blood pressure is associated from 140/90 mmHg with the decrease of gray matter in the brain. In particular, this can […]

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Lifespan brain study adds possible clue in predicting Alzheimer’s

New research from The University of Texas at Dallas suggests that periodic evaluation of changing amyloid levels in certain brain structures may offer an important clue into who may be on a trajectory toward Alzheimer’s disease. Deposits of a protein called amyloid in the brain are one of the earliest signs that an individual is at high risk for developing […]

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Researchers discover the brain cells that make pain unpleasant

If you step on a tack, neurons in your brain will register two things: that there’s a piercing physical sensation in your foot, and that it’s not pleasant. Now, a team of scientists at Stanford University has identified a bundle of brain cells in mice responsible for the latter—that is, the negative emotions of pain. Pain research has traditionally focused […]

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Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain

Smoking weed just ONCE could change a teenager’s brain: Scientists discover even small amounts of cannabis are enough to thicken tissue Teenagers who smoke have thicker matter in certain parts of their brains This was found in areas involved with emotions, memory, fear and panic Adolescent brains are typically thinning and being refined during this period Experts said ‘most people […]

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Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could offer new treatment for neurological disorders

A new neurostimulator developed by engineers at the University of California, Berkeley, can listen to and stimulate electric current in the brain at the same time, potentially delivering fine-tuned treatments to patients with diseases like epilepsy and Parkinson’s. The device, named the WAND, works like a “pacemaker for the brain,” monitoring the brain’s electrical activity and delivering electrical stimulation if […]

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You might not be an insomniac, but instead just wakeful

Can’t stop your brain buzzing at night? You’re not an insomniac, you’re just wakeful – get up, get creative and you might just discover a hidden talent Sleep Council research found more than a third get by on five to six hours’ sleep  With as many as three-quarters of population sleeping for seven hours or less But for some insomniacs, […]

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