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Nanotech particles affect brain development in mice

Maternal exposure to nanoparticles of titanium dioxide (TiO2) affects the expression of genes related to the central nervous system in developing mice. Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Particle and Fibre Toxicology found that mice whose mothers were injected with the n...

A Swiss Team Uses Transcranial MR-Guided Focused Ultrasound to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

TIRAT CARMEL, Israel, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd. today announced that a team at the University Children's Hospital Zurich has completed a feasibility study testing the use of non-invasive transcranial MR-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) for the treatment of...

New Pre-Clinical Data on OmniGuide's BeamPath NEURO(TM) Demonstrates Precise Cutting in Brain Tissue

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniGuide, Inc., the developer of the first and only flexible CO2 laser fiber based on breakthrough photonic bandgap technology, today announced the results of a pre-clinical study comparing the Company's fiber scalpels to conventional incision methods in...

Data Presented at Society of Nuclear Medicine 2009 Annual Meeting Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

- Dosimetry Study Results Show Greater Than 300-Fold More Radiation Delivered to Tumor as Compared to Other Normal Organs - - All Patients in the First Two Cohorts Have Met or Exceeded the Expected Median Survival Time for Recurrent GBM Patients - TORONTO and TUSTIN, Calif., June ...

New Stem Cell Web Site to Focus on Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury and Diabetes

SAN DIEGO, May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Entest BioMedical, Inc., a newly formed wholly-owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Bio-Matrix Scientific Group, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) announced today the launch of its Web site ( http://www.EntestBio.com ) to focus on new stem cell research, includin...

'Adipose-derived' Stem Cells Could Help Traumatic Brain Injury Patients, Says Bio-Matrix Scientific Group's, Entest BioMedical Inc. Researcher

SAN DIEGO, May 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Dr. Feng Lin, Director of Research at Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN) and Entest BioMedical Inc., today stated that he believes that an effective new therapy for "traumatic brain injury" (TBI) using autologous "adipose-derived...

Bio-Matrix Scientific Group & Entest BioMedical Submit Research Proposal to U.S. Army for Funding Adipose-Derived Stem Cells to Treat Traumatic Brain Injury

SAN DIEGO, May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Bio-Matrix Scientific Group Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: BMSN)( http://www.BMSN.us ) and Entest BioMedical Inc., its wholly owned subsidiary, announced today they have jointly submitted a Project Summary Report to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Mater...

Elsevier and Brain Mapping Foundation Co-Host 6th Annual World Congress of IBMISPS on Brain Mapping and Image Guided Therapy

AMSTERDAM, April 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - Program Focuses on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as Well as Other Neurological Disorders Elsevier, the world-leading publisher of scientific, technical and medical information products and ser...

Progress toward an Alzheimer's drug that saves brain cells

Leuven − VIB scientists connected to the K.U.Leuven have identified a molecule that can form the basis for a new therapy for Alzheimer's disease. This is the first step toward a medicine that could actually stop the progress of Alzheimer's. Existing medicines can at best limit the loss of m...

New Brain Fitness Survey Reinforces Importance of Brain Awareness Week

Alvaro Fernandez Previews Upcoming SharpBrains Market Report at IHRSA 2009 Convention. San Francisco (PRWEB) March 17, 2009 -- Alvaro Fernandez, CEO of SharpBrains and member of the World Economic Forum's Council on the Future of the Aging Society, previews today at the...

Addiction Treatment Finds Success Treating Brain Deficiencies through the Belly

Arche Wellness, a licensed addiction treatment program near Pittsburgh PA, has found success treating addiction by focusing on patients' malfunctioning gastrointestinal (GI) tracts. Patient data demonstrates that a consistent intake of toxins causes an addict's intestines to stop the natural abs...

NeuroFocus Names John Polich, World-Renowned Scientist in Brain Function and Cognition, to Head Global NeuroLab Operations

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroFocus, the world leader in the rapidly-growing field of neuromarketing, announced today that it has named preeminent cognitive neuroscientist John Polich, Ph.D., as its Director of Global NeuroLab Operations. The company made this selection...

YM BIOSCIENCES RECEIVES CLEARANCE TO INITIATE RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND CLINICAL TRIALS OF NIMOTUZUMAB IN LUNG CANCER AND BRAIN METASTASES FROM LUNG CANCER

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (NYSE Alternext US:YMI, TSX:YM, AIM:YMBA), an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that it has received clearance from Canadian regulatory a...

Bradmer sponsors physician panel to raise awareness of brain cancer treatments

TSX: BMR TORONTO, Nov. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Bradmer Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development and commercialization of cancer therapies, announced today that it is participating in a GBM (glioblastoma multiforme) Awareness Day as a co-host with Voic...

The human brain minimizes energy expenditure and integrates gravity in to the action plan

When reaching for an object, the brain prepares neural commands sent to the target muscles to minimize energy expenditure, according to a study published in PLoS Computational Biology by neuroscientists and mathematicians from the INSERM and ENSTA. How the human brain organizes and controls ...

Swedish in Seattle Unveils State-of-the-Art Brain Tumor Center Combining Advanced Treatment With Innovation in Research

- New facility provides patients access to advanced gene-sequencing technologies and gives new hope for those battling brain cancer SEATTLE, Oct. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) today announced that as part of Swedish Medical Center's newly renovated Cherry...

Swedish Neuroscience Institute and Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle Form Alliance to Learn More about Brain Diseases

- Joint fund-raising efforts will support collaborative work of this unique partnership SEATTLE, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) has joined forces with the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) to fundraise for and collaborate on research they hope ...

Delaware Man Spearheads Brain Tumor Awareness

WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- If one Delaware man's vision comes true, Americans will become just as familiar with brain tumors as they are with breast cancer, and to get started on that, he's spearheading Get Your Head in the Game(R), an awareness campaign in his home state this ...

OmniGuide Introduces The BeamPath Neuro(TM): A CO2 Laser Fiber for Brain And Spine Surgery

First, Flexible CO2 Laser Scalpel Provides Surgeons with No-Touch Surgical Tool For Precision Brain and Spine Surgery CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- OmniGuide, Inc., announced today the introduction of the new BeamPath NEURO(TM), the first flexible CO2 laser scalpel for neurosurg...

A simple therapy for brain injury

Severe brain injury due to blunt force trauma could be reduced by application of a simple polymer, Polyethylene glycol or PEG, mixed in sterile water and injected into the blood stream as reported in BioMed Central's Journal of Biological Engineering . Andrew Koob and Richard Borgens from Pu...

Molecular changes in brain fluid give insight into brain-damaging disease

Soon after an individual becomes infected with HIV the virus infects cells in the brain and spinal cord (the central nervous system [CNS]). Although this causes no immediate problems, during the late-stages of disease it can cause dementia and encephalitis (acute inflammation of the brain that can...

Microsurgery on the brain of the fruit fly leads to new insights into irreparable nerve injuries

Leuven, Belgium − Every year, one million Europeans are confronted with potentially irreparable brain or spinal cord injuries resulting from traffic accidents. Because the nerves in a damaged spinal cord cannot, or cannot fully, be repaired, the patient remains (partially) paralyzed. Now, VI...

Cardium Reports on Science Channel Series Featuring InnerCool's Endovascular Cooling During Brain Surgery at Stanford University

SAN DIEGO, April 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cardium Therapeutics (Amex: CXM ) and its operating unit InnerCool Therapies announced today that InnerCool's endovascular Celsius Control System was featured on Science Channel's "Cool Stuff: How It Works." The segment (episode 5) aired April 25,...

Lentigen Corporation Announces Exclusive Licensing Agreement With Case Western Reserve University to Develop Novel Stem-Cell Therapy for Brain Cancer

GAITHERSBURG, Md., March 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Lentigen Corporation today announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) in Cleveland, Ohio, to develop a novel stem-cell therapy for glioblastoma, an aggressive type of brain cancer. Under the agreement, Case...

Allen Institute for Brain Science Launches Three New Landmark Atlas Projects Focusing on the Human Brain, Developing Brain and Spinal Cord

Projects have vast potential to help scientists worldwide gain new insight into neurological diseases and disorders Institute seeks funding support for human brain, spinal cord and developing brain projects SEATTLE, March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Allen I...

Elekta Chosen to Deliver Sophisticated Brain Mapping Technology to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee

ATLANTA and MILWAUKEE, March 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta Neuromag(R), the world-leading equipment for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology, has been ordered by Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/...

Elekta Chosen to Deliver Sophisticated Brain Mapping Technology to The Nebraska Medical Center

ATLANTA, and OMAHA, Neb., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Elekta Neuromag(R), the world-leading equipment for non-invasive measurement of brain activity using Magnetoencephalography (MEG) technology, has been ordered by The Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prn...

Henry Ford Hospital and Rosetta Genomics to Develop MicroRNA-based Diagnostics for Brain Cancer

The American Cancer Society Estimates Approximately 20,000 Patients are Diagnosed With Brain Cancer Each Year in the U.S. REHOVOT, Israel and NORTH BRUNSWICK, New Jersey, January 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (Nasdaq: ROSG ), a leader in the development of micr...

GlaxoSmithKline Announces Data on TYKERB(R) (Lapatinib) Plus Capecitabine for the Treatment of HER2 Positive Breast Cancer Brain Metastases

Study Shows TYKERB Combination Reduced the Size of Brain Tumors Associated with HER2-Positive Breast Cancer SAN ANTONIO, Texas, Dec. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- GlaxoSmithKline announced today results from the extension arm of a Phase II study on its first-in-class, oral small molecul...

Mouse Brain or Impressionist Painting?

Photo Reflecting Pioneering Scientific Technique Wins Olympus BioScapes International Competition CENTER VALLEY, Pa., Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- A rainbow of brilliantly colored brain cells that was captured using a breakthrough new scientific technique has earned top prize ...

InSightec Resumes Clinical Trials for Non-Invasive Treatment of Brain Tumors

HAIFA, Israel, September 24 /PRNewswire/ -- InSightec Ltd. has begun the second stage of its FDA approved Phase I clinical trial for non-invasive treatment of brain tumors using MR guided Focused Ultrasound Surgery on the ExAblate(r) system. The objectives of the study are to evaluate the saf...

YM BioSciences USA cleared by US FDA to initiate Phase II clinical trial of nimotuzumab in children with inoperable, recurrent brain cancer

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (AMEX: YMI , TSX: YM, AIM: YMBA), an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that its wholly-owned US subsidiary, YM BioSciences USA Inc....

ONCOSCIENCE AG, THE EUROPEAN PARTNER OF YM BIOSCIENCES, ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PATIENT ENROLLMENT IN PHASE III BRAIN CANCER TRIAL OF NIMOTUZUMAB

MISSISSAUGA, ON, Aug. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - YM BioSciences Inc. (AMEX: YMI , TSX: YM, AIM: YMBA), an oncology company that identifies, develops and commercializes differentiated products for patients worldwide, today announced that Oncoscience AG (Wedel, Germany), its European partner f...

Revealing the regulating mechanism behind signal transduction in the brain

Leuven, Belgium Our brain consists of billions of cells that continually transmit signals to each other. This dynamic process − which enables us to learn, remember, and so much more − works only when the brain cells make contact correctly, or, in other words, when there is a good 'syn...

New map IDs the core of the human brain

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- An international team of researchers has created the first complete high-resolution map of how millions of neural fibers in the human cerebral cortex -- the outer layer of the brain responsible for higher level thinking -- connect and communicate. Their groundbreaking work ide...

NIH grants $750,000 to develop device to determine temperature of neonate's brain

NORFOLK, Va. -- A neonatologist at Childrens Hospital of The Kings Daughters (CHKD) is leading the clinical trials of a $750,000 study funded Friday, Aug. 31, to develop a device to measure the precise temperature of a newborns brain. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant stems from rec...

OpGen joins UW, Henry Ford Heath in Improving Brain Tumor Treatment

Madison, Wis. -- OpGen, Inc. , a provider of single-molecule DNA analysis technology, announced Thursday it has commenced an optical mapping study of a deadly type of brain tumor, known as oligodendroglioma. OpGen, based in Madison, is working with the Hermelin Brain Tumor Center and professor o...

Winning and losing in the brain gain game

MADISON When the news broke about Minnesota and Wisconsin sharing first-place rankings in this years ACT college entrance exam scores, one reporter asked a question that was simultaneously amusing and serious: Could Vikings fans really be this smart? As annoying at this may be to Wisconsin na...

Neurognostics pushes early prediction of brain disease

Milwaukee Score one for early prediction: Neurognostics, a firm in Milwaukee that develops devices for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has made strides since its founding two years ago toward the treatment of disorders before any physical signs develop. "MRI is the most popular and useful m...

Stem cells produce anti-disease protein in brain experiment

A recent phase-one study at UW-Madisons Waisman Center shows a potential new avenue for stem cell-based treatment of Parkinsons and other neurodegenerative disorders. Their treatment could enable brain cells that generate dopamine, which helps the brain control the bodys movement, to recover from t...
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