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Virginia Tech Helmet and Concussion Researcher Can Comment on USA Football Plans to Make Youth Football Safer

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Atlanta Falcons’ Team Chiropractor Available to Discuss Role of Chiropractic in Professional Football

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Spine Injuries in Athletes, Sports Medicine, Football, Soccer, Concussions, Spinal Injuries, Return To Play, Dr. Andrew Hecht, Athletic Training, Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, AAOS, Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Publish a Comprehensive Spinal Injury Guide for Athletes

Wolters Kluwer, a leading global provider of information and point of care solutions for the healthcare industry, in partnership with the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS), is excited to announce the release of Spine Injuries in Athletes.

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Fragile X Syndrome

New TSRI Study Shows Early Brain Changes in Fragile X Syndrome

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A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is giving researchers a first look at the early stages of brain development in patients with Fragile X syndrome, a disorder that causes mild to severe intellectual disability and is the most common genetic cause of autism spectrum disorder.

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Epilepsy, EpiBioS4Rx, Traumatic Brain Injury

NIH Awards $21 Million to Research Consortium to Study Epilepsy in Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

An international consortium of academic research institutions have been awarded a $21 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop better ways to prevent epilepsy in patients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

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Alzheimer's, Mayo Clinic Study on Aging, Yonas Geda, Research

Mayo Clinic Researchers Find Mental Activities May Protect Against Mild Cognitive Impairment

PHOENIX – Mayo Clinic researchers have found that engaging in mentally stimulating activities, even late in life, may protect against new-onset mild cognitive impairment, which is the intermediate stage between normal cognitive aging and dementia. The study found that cognitively normal people 70 or older who engaged in computer use, craft activities, social activities and playing games had a decreased risk of developing mild cognitive impairment. The results are published in the Jan. 30 edition of JAMA Neurology.

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Researchers Watch in 3D as Neurons Talk to Each Other in a Living Mouse Brain

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No single neuron produces a thought or a behavior; anything the brain accomplishes is a vast collaborative effort between cells. When at work, neurons talk rapidly to one another, forming networks as they communicate. Scientists at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology (IMP) in Vienna and the Rockefeller University in New York are developing technology that would make it possible to record brain activity as it plays out across these networks.

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Scientists Illuminate the Neurons of Social Attraction

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The ancient impulse to procreate is necessary for survival and must be hardwired into our brains. Now scientists from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have discovered an important clue about the neurons involved in that wiring.

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TSRI Scientists Find Brain Hormone That Triggers Fat Burning

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Biologists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a brain hormone that appears to trigger fat burning in the gut. Their findings in animal models could have implications for future pharmaceutical development.

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This Is LSD Attached to a Brain Cell Serotonin Receptor

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UNC School of Medicine researchers crystalized the structure of LSD attached to a human serotonin receptor of a brain cell, and they may have discovered why an “acid trip” lasts so long.

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Glasgow Coma Scale, Mayo FOUR score, Neurology, Telehealth, Telemedicine

Assessment of Comatose Patients Through Telemedicine Efforts Shown to Be Reliable

Reliable assessment of comatose patients in intensive care units is critical to the patients’ care. Providers must recognize clinical status changes quickly to undertake proper interventions. But does the provider need to be in the same room as the patient, or can robotic telemedicine be used successfully to complete the assessment? According to a research study conducted at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Arizona, published in Telemedicine and e-Health, the answer is yes.

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Study in Teens Shows That Brain Responses to Rewards Are Linked to Pain Sensitivity

Patterns of brain responses to rewards are a significant predictor of pain symptoms—a link that is already present by adolescence—and may be influenced by gene variants affecting pain sensitivity, reports a study in PAIN®, the official publication of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP). The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.

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FSU Research Links Brain Shape to Personality Differences

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The shape of your brain can influence personality traits, according to a new study published in the journal Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience.

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MRE, Magnetic Resonance Elastography, pituitary tumors, Palpation, Transphenoidal, Cancer, shear waves, stiffnes, Brain Cancer, craniotom, Imaging, Biomedical Imaging

Imaging Technique Measures Tumor Stiffness to Aid Surgical Planning

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An important step in planning tumor surgery includes assessing the tumor stiffness to aid in surgical planning. Because tumors within the skull cannot be examined non-invasively, researchers used Magnetic Resonance Elastography (MRE) to assess pituitary tumor stiffness. MRE reliably identified tumors that were soft enough for removal with a minimally-invasive suction technique versus harder tumors requiring more invasive surgery.

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Biology, Neurological Diseases, Parkinson's Disease, Whitehead Institute, MIT

New Clues on the Base of Parkinson’s Disease and Other “Synucleinopathies”

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Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other “synucleinopathies” are known to be linked to the misfolding of alpha-synuclein protein in neurons. Less clear is how this misfolding relates to the growing number of genes implicated in PD through analysis of human genetics. Researchers affiliated with Whitehead Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) explain how they used a suite of novel biological and computational methods to shed light on the question.

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Autism, Applied Behavioral Analysis, ABA therapy, ABA, autism and education, Autism Treatment And Research, Autism Treatment

Understanding Motivations for Behavior Can Be Helpful for Children with Autism

For many families, normal activities, such as going to a large family gathering or an amusement park, can be difficult to navigate with a child with autism, as the child may be act out due to being overwhelmed by extra noises and stimulation. To help families deal with such situations, specialists at the University of Missouri Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders have been successfully integrating applied behavior analysis (ABA), the science of understanding why people behave in various ways and how understanding those motivations can shape behavior.

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Neuroscience, Caltech, University Of North Carolina

Caltech Researcher David Anderson Wins Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize

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The UNC School of Medicine has awarded the 17th Perl-UNC Neuroscience Prize to David Anderson, PhD, the Seymour Benzer Professor of Biology at the California Institute of Technology for “his discovery of neural circuit mechanisms controlling emotional behaviors.”

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Partnership to Deliver Safer Football Helmets Announced

UAB and VICIS have each made major strides in developing next generation football helmets in response to the growing concussion crisis, and they have partnered to combine expertise and intellectual property to bring more effective helmets to the market.

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Brain Scan Before Antidepressant Therapy May Predict Response

A functional MRI brain scan may help predict which patients will respond positively to antidepressant therapy, according to a new study published in the journal Brain.

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Alzheimer's Disease, Journal Of Alzheimer's Disease, Deep Brain Stimulation

Deep Brain Stimulation Studies in Alzheimer’s Disease Pose Ethical Challenges

Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with this vulnerable population regarding decision making and post-study treatment access that need to be addressed as they ramp up, Penn Medicine researchers argue in a new review in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.







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