Nov 11, 2020
Study finds playing brain games before surgery helps improve recovery
Essentially, your brain can be prepared for surgery, just as the body can, by keeping your mind active and challenged.
Nov 10, 2020
Electrical stimulation reduces swallowing problems in patients with neurologic conditions
Swallowing problems improved with treatment, allowing feeding tubes to be removed and for patients to be discharged from hospital.
Nov 06, 2020
Technique to regenerate optic nerve offers hope for future glaucoma treatment
Discovery could aid the development of new treatments for one of the leading causes of blindness worldwide.
Nov 04, 2020
Delirium could be an early marker of COVID-19
Researchers have reviewed the scientific studies published on how the coronavirus affects the central nervous system.
Nov 02, 2020
Children with asymptomatic brain bleeds as newborns show normal brain development at age 2 years
Study finds that neurodevelopmental scores and gray matter volumes at age 2 years did not differ between children who had MRI-confirmed asymptomatic subdural hemorrhages when they were neonates, compared to children with no history of hemorrhage.
Oct 29, 2020
Research shows SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins disrupt the blood-brain barrier
First study to show SARS-CoV-2 spike proteins disrupt the blood-brain barrier, potentially raising risk of neurological damage in COVID-19 patients.
Oct 28, 2020
What EEGs tell us about COVID-19 and the brain
One third of patients who were given an EEG had abnormal neuroimaging localized in the frontal lobe of the brain.
Oct 28, 2020
New strategy for treating common retinal diseases shows promise
A potential treatment based on a natural protein may offer broader benefits than existing drugs.
Oct 27, 2020
“White matter lesion” mapping tool identifies early signs of dementia
Now possible to monitor the growth of white matter lesions relative to that of other tau and beta-amyloid proteins.
Oct 26, 2020
ALS and frontotemporal dementia: early diagnosis thanks to an experimental test
The protagonist of the study is the protein TDP-43 which accumulates in brain cells in 97% of cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and in approximately 45% of those with frontotemporal dementia.