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Brain Aneurysm, Coiling, Stroke, Brain Bleed, Brain Surgery, Clipping, Neuroradiology, Endovascular, Intracranial Aneurysms, Blood Vessel, Ruptured Aneurysm

Methodist First in Houston to Treat Brain Aneurysm with Liquid, Not Coils

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A 68-year-old woman became the first patient in Houston to have her brain aneurysm treated with a recently FDA-approved liquid material instead of traditional open skull surgery or platinum coils.

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Vision, Perception, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Malach, Weizmann Institute

Neural "Ignition" and the Experience of Seeing

How do the visual images we experience, which have no tangible existence, arise out of physical processes in the brain? New research at the Weizmann Institute of Science provides evidence, for the first time, that an “ignition” of intense neural activity underlies the experience of seeing.

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Genetics, Genetics, Depression, Migraine, AAN, American Academy Of Neurology, Journal Neurology, Neurology Journal

Migraine and Depression May Share Genetic Component

New research shows that migraine and depression may share a strong genetic component. The research is published in the January 13, 2010, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Cytokines, blood-brain barrier, Macrophages, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Alzheimer's Disease, Parkinson Disease, ALS

Dual Role for Immune Cells in the Brain

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We all have at one time or another experienced the typical signs of an infection: the fever, the listlessness, the lack of appetite. They are orchestrated by the brain in response to circulating cytokines, the signaling molecules of the immune system. But just how cytokines' reach extends beyond the almost impenetrable blood-brain barrier has been the topic of much dispute.

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Depression In Mice, Depression, Psychiatry, Neurobiology, Molecular Biology, Genetic Engineering, Serotonin, Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (Ssris), Brain, Neurology, Receptor, Antidepressants, Neurons, Antidepressant, Personalized Medicine, Ssris, raphe neurons , Genetics

Surplus of Serotonin Receptors May Explain Failure of Antidepressants in Some Patients

An excess of one type of serotonin receptor in the center of the brain may explain why antidepressants fail to relieve symptoms of depression for 50 percent of patients, a new study from researchers at Columbia University Medical Center shows.

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Smell, Alzheimer's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease, Amyloid, Protein, Brain, olfactory dysfunction, Early Diagnosis, Nyu Langone Medical Center, Nyu School Of Medicine, Behavior

Loss of Smell Function – a Common Symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease – May Predict Early Onset

A study published in the January 13, 2010 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience links a loss of smell function in Alzheimer’s disease (AD) model animals with amyloid beta (protein) accumulation in the brain, a distinguishing hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Research conducted by NYU Langone Medical Center suggests that olfactory dysfunction, a common symptom of AD, may serve as an early diagnostic tool for the disease.

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Neuroscience, Psychology, Learning And Memory, Birdsong, Sleep, Consolidation, Starlings

As in Humans, Sleep Solidifies a Bird’s Memories

Sleeping is known to help humans stabilize information and tasks learned during the preceding day. Now, researchers have found that sleep has similar effects upon learning in starlings, a discovery that will open up future research into how the brain learns and preserves information.

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Otolarnygology, Neurons, Neuroscience, Hearing Loss

Key to Developing Auditory Neurons Found

Loss of spiral ganglion neurons or hair cells in the inner ear is the leading cause of congenital and acquired hearing impairment. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health found that Sox2, a protein that regulates stem cell formation, is involved in spiral ganglion neuron development.

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Geriatric Care, Alzheimer's Disease, Compound, Cognition, Cognitive Decline, Gerontolgoy, Aging

New Compound Improves Cognitive Decline, Symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease in Rodents

A fast-acting compound that appears to improve cognitive function impairments in mice similar to those found in patients with progressive Alzheimer’s disease has been identified by scientists at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Program in Drug Discovery. Researchers hope to one day replicate the result in humans.

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Brain, Memory, Synapses, Research Awards, Research, Neurobiology, Protein Expression, Imaging, molecular processes, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Alzheimer's Disease

€1.6 Million Grant Awarded to Prof. Kobi Rosenblum for Brain and Memory Research

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Prof. Kobi Rosenblum, University of Haifa, has been awarded a €1.6 million grant from DIP, a German-Israeli Project Cooperation. It will fund Prof. Rosenblum's international research of the role of protein expression in memory formation and stability.







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