Stem Cells in Circulating Blood Affect Cardiovascular Health

New research suggests that attempts to isolate an elusive adult stem cell from blood to understand and potentially improve cardiovascular health – a task considered possible but very difficult – might not be necessary.

– Ohio State University|4/23/2014 5:00 PM EDT

New Study Finds 2.5 Million Basketball Injuries to High School Athletes in Six Seasons

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Basketball is a popular high school sport in the United States with 1 million participants annually. A recently published study by researchers in the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital is the first to compare and describe the occurrence and distribution patterns of basketball-related injuries treated in emergency departments and the high school athletic training setting among adolescents and teens.

– Nationwide Children's Hospital|4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Higher Education Associated With Better Recovery From Traumatic Brain Injury

Better-educated people appear to be significantly more likely to recover from a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury (TBI), suggesting that a brain’s “cognitive reserve” may play a role in helping people get back to their previous lives, new Johns Hopkins research shows.

– Johns Hopkins Medicine|4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Study Examines Risk of Early Death for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and thinking abilities, suggests that people who have thinking problems but their memory is still intact might have a higher death rate in a period of six years compared to those who have no thinking or memory problems. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014. The same was suggested in the study for those who are experiencing MCI with memory decline; however the first group had the highest death rate.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

People with More Education May Recover Better from Traumatic Brain Injury

People with more years of education may be better able to recover from a traumatic brain injury, according to a study published in the April 23, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

– American Academy of Neurology (AAN)|4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

People with Mild Cognitive Impairment May Die at Higher Rate Than People Without Condition

Mayo Clinic research studying the relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) suggests that people who have these conditions die at a higher rate than people without MCI. The research was released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, April 26 to May 3, 2014.

– Mayo Clinic|4/23/2014 4:00 PM EDT

Not Having Much Luck with Relationships? Be Humble, Study Finds

Researchers found that prospective dating partners who were more humble were viewed as more attractive candidates for a romantic relationship than those less humble. In long-distance relationships, partners who are viewed as humble tended to recover more quickly after offenses than their less humble counterparts, according to research released in the Journal of Positive Psychology.

– Dick Jones Communications|4/23/2014 3:00 PM EDT

Novel Compound Halts Cocaine Addiction and Relapse Behaviors

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A novel compound that targets an important brain receptor has a dramatic effect against a host of cocaine addiction behaviors, including relapse behavior, a University at Buffalo animal study has found.

– University at Buffalo|4/23/2014 2:00 PM EDT
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