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Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?

Could this brain stimulation technique reverse memory decline?

New research suggests that transcranial magnetic stimulation could reverse age-related memory loss. In fact, the technique restored the memory of senior participants to the level of young adults. Scientists may soon be able to reverse age-related memory decline in seniors. It is a known fact that a person’s memory tends to decline with age. Between […]

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Scientists Bring Pig’s Brain, Dead 4 Hours, Back to ‘Cellular Activity’

Scientists Bring Pig’s Brain, Dead 4 Hours, Back to ‘Cellular Activity’

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The death of brain cells may not be as sudden, or as irreversible, as previously believed. Four hours after a pig’s death, Yale scientists restored circulation and revived cellular activity within the dead animal’s brain. The cells of the brain remained […]

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Stimulating brain with ultrasound can influence decisions

Stimulating brain with ultrasound can influence decisions

A noninvasive, low-intensity ultrasound method that targets nerve cells, or neurons, can alter brain function to influence decision-making. New research shows how a brain area called the anterior cingulate cortex controls a type of reasoning known as counterfactual thinking. Scientists have demonstrated the technique in a recent study, in which they disrupted “counterfactual thinking” in […]

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Why More Patients Are Surviving an Aneurysm

Why More Patients Are Surviving an Aneurysm

Latest Neurology News MONDAY, April 15, 2019 (HealthDay News) — New treatments mean aneurysms are no longer an automatic death sentence, specialists say. Aneurysms are a weakening or bulging of blood vessels that can rupture and become life-threatening. They can occur anywhere in the body, but are most common in the brain, or in the […]

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Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Could ‘mirror neurons’ explain brain mechanisms of empathy?

Scientists have pinpointed a group of cells in the brain whose activity could help explain the ability to share another’s pain. Why can we feel other people’s pain? A recent study in rats investigates. From imaging studies of human brains, it was already clear that a region called the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC), which is […]

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Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Could Treating Gut Bacteria Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News FRIDAY, April 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scientists suspect that your gut microbiome — the mix of bacteria that inhabit your intestines — affects your health in many ways, but a surprising new finding suggests that a healthy microbiome may even ease the symptoms of autism. The small […]

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Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

Electrical Implant Helps Brain-Damaged Woman

An electrical implant restored near-normal levels of brain function to a woman with long-term problems from a major brain injury nearly two decades ago, researchers say. Latest Neurology News The implant stimulates activity in key areas of the brain, The New York Times reported. The woman, in her early 40s, was a student when she […]

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More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion

More Time Spent in Sports, Faster Healing From Concussion

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, April 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a classic Catch-22: While kids who play sports are more likely to suffer a concussion, they seem to recover faster if they had already spent a lot of time on the field. So finds new research that discovered kids who […]