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Study Provides Better Understanding of How Brain Tumors ‘Feed’

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All cancer tumors have one thing in common – they must feed themselves to grow and spread, a difficult feat since they are usually in a tumor microenvironment with limited nutrients and oxygen. A study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has revealed new details about how an enzyme called acetyl-CoA synthetase 2 (ACSS2) allows brain tumors to grow despite their harsh surroundings.

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Fathers' Brains Respond Differently to Daughters Than Sons

Fathers with toddler daughters are more attentive and responsive to those daughters’ needs than fathers with toddler sons are to the needs of those sons, according to brain scans and recordings of the parents’ daily interactions with their kids.

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Genetic Mutation Studies Help Validate New Strategy for Reducing Lipids, Cholesterol

A new strategy – an injectable antibody – for lowering blood lipids and thereby potentially preventing coronary artery disease and other conditions caused by the build-up of fats, cholesterol, and other substances on the artery walls, is supported by findings from two new studies from researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

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Two-Time Transplant Recipient Joins Team Set to Climb Mount Kilimanjaro

Calvin Kennedy, a nurse at UAB Hospital, is a two-time kidney transplant recipient who has no plans to live an ordinary life.

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Hospitals Vary Widely in Transitioning From Treatment to Comfort Care After Stroke

Hospitals vary widely in how often they transition people with strokes from active treatment to comfort or hospice care within 48 hours after they get to the hospital, according to a new study published in the May 24, 2017, online issue of Neurology® Clinical Practice, an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Researchers Find Brain Differences Between People with Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia, Autism

Deletions or duplications of DNA along 22nd chromosome create anatomical features, detected by MRI scans, and hint at biological underpinnings of these disorders

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New Brain Mapping Tool Produces Higher Resolution Data During Brain Surgery

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Researchers have developed a new device to map the brain during surgery and distinguish between healthy and diseased tissues. The device provides higher resolution neural readings than existing tools used in the clinic and could enable doctors to perform safer, more precise brain surgeries.

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First-of-Its-Kind Study Shows How Hand Amputation, Reattachment Affect Brain

When a person loses a hand to amputation, nerves that control sensation and movement are severed, causing dramatic changes in areas of the brain that controlled these functions. As a result, areas of the brain devoted to the missing hand take on other functions. Now, researchers from the University of Missouri have found evidence of specific neurochemical changes associated with lower neuronal health in these brain regions. Further, they report that some of these changes in the brain may persist in individuals who receive hand transplants, despite their recovered hand function.

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Epilepsy Journal Devotes Entire Issue to Cannabinoid Research

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Increasing interest in the properties of cannabinoids as a therapy for epilepsy has prompted Epilepsy & Behavior to produce a special issue devoted entirely to studies of cannabinoids. A UAB neurologist involved in UAB’s studies of CBD oil serves a co-guest editor of the issue.







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