Sep 19, 2017
New model may help science overcome the brain’s fortress-like barrier
Scientists have helped provide a way to better understand how to enable drugs to enter the brain and how cancer cells make it past the blood-brain barrier.
Sep 13, 2017
Systems analysis points to links between Toxoplasma infection and common brain diseases
Infection with Toxoplasma gondii may alter, and in some cases amplify, several brain disorders, including epilepsy, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases as well as some cancers.
Aug 25, 2017
The pancreas provides a potential drug candidate for brain disease
Osaka University researchers show FGF21, a factor secreted by the pancreas, promotes remyelination in the central nervous system after injury.
Jul 25, 2017
Research targets long-term brain deficits in cardiac arrest survivors
Research may lead to a treatment to prevent long-term sensory problems by restoring normal brain function in survivors of cardiac arrest.
Jul 21, 2017
fMRI, EEG may detect consciousness in patients with acute, severe traumatic brain injury
Study the first to search for covert consciousness in patients in the intensive care unit who have severe traumatic brain injuries and a level of consciousness not revealed by the standard bedside neurologic examination.
Jul 12, 2017
PTSD may be physical and not only psychological
The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD.
Jun 29, 2017
Cocoa & chocolate—they are good for your cognition
Italian researchers review the available literature and come to a promising conclusion: cocoa can be seen as a dietary supplement to protect human cognition and can counteract different types of cognitive decline. The recent review is published in Frontiers in Nutrition.
Jun 22, 2017
Proton pump inhibitors do not contribute to dementia or Alzheimer disease
A study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society finds a decreased risk of cognitive decline among the people who used Proton pump inhibitors regularly, as well as among people who used them occasionally. The researchers cautioned, however, that clinical trials are needed to confirm the findings.
Jun 15, 2017
Low-dose CT scanning improves assessment of ankylosing spondylitis patients
The results of a study presented today at the Annual European Congress of Rheumatology 2017 showed that low dose computed tomography is more sensitive than conventional radiographs in the monitoring of disease progression in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.
Jun 02, 2017
Uncovering why playing a musical instrument can protect brain health
A recent study conducted at Baycrest Health Sciences has uncovered a crucial piece into why playing a musical instrument can help older adults retain their listening skills and ward off age-related cognitive declines. This finding could lead to the development of brain rehabilitation interventions through musical training.