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Delays in UK child brain tumor diagnosis

Significant numbers of children in the UK are suffering from preventable levels of disability, particularly blindness, and premature death because of poor diagnosis of brain tumours. A new study by scientists at The University of Nottingham's Children's Brain Tumour Research Centre, funded by t...

Knowing What to Look for Can Aid in Proper Diagnosis & Treatment of Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

OAKLAND, Calif., Aug. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), approximately 1.5 million Americans sustain traumatic brain injuries every year, 75 percent of which are considered mild. There has been a recent surge in interest concerning mild...

Abnormal Brain Circuits May Prevent Movement Disorder

Most people who carry a genetic mutation for a movement disorder called dystonia will never develop symptoms, a phenomenon that has puzzled scientists since the first genetic mutation was identified in the 1990s. Now, scientists at The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research have figured out w...

Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS) Experiments with Hyperbaric Oxygenation (HBO) Traumatic Brain Injury

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Hard to Treat Diseases, Inc. (HTDS:PK), http://www.htdsmedical.com announced that researchers in its Slavica BioChem division have reported results on experiments in which the potential beneficial effects of Hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO) after tra...

Grant for brain tumor and deafness research

Researchers at the Peninsula Medical School have received a grant of over 39,000 from the charity Deafness Research UK, to investigate the role of brain tumours causing deafness in children and adults and the development of therapies using in vitro models. These tumours and a variety of other ...

Can brain scans read your mind?

"If you could read my mind, love, what a tale my thoughts could tell" Gordon Lightfoot Can neuroscience read people's minds? Some researchers, and some new businesses, are banking on a brain imaging technique known as functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to reveal hidden thoughts, su...

Technology Collaborative Launches Online Game to Exercise Brain Power of People with Multiple Sclerosis

Gamers Engage Memory, Attention, Processing Skills NEW YORK, July 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MS Technology Collaborative has created a new way for people living with multiple sclerosis (MS) to exercise their brain power. The Collaborative, an alliance of Bayer...

Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say WEDNESDAY, July 15 (HealthDay News) -- A protein that can protect brain cells from dying has been identified by U.S. researchers, who said their finding may lead to new drugs to protect against Alzheimer's d...

A Phase III Alzheimer's Drug Increases Levels of Beta Amyloid in the Brain - But Still Provides Benefits

VIENNA, July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New insights into how a Phase III Alzheimer's drug might work were among the advances in potential therapies targeting two abnormal brain proteins - beta amyloid and phosphorylated tau - that were reported today at the Alzheimer's Asso...

Gene Connections Key to Brain Tumor Growth

Discovery could help change disease from fatal to chronic, researcher says TUESDAY, July 14 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers have identified a network of mutated genes and gene processes that, together, contribute to the development of glioblastomas, the deadliest type of brain tumor. ...

World's First Deep Brain Stimulation Device Approved for Treatment of Psychiatric Condition in Europe

TOLOCHENAZ, Switzerland, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- - CE Mark Approval for Medtronic's Reclaim(R) DBS Therapy for Treatment of Chronic, Severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Medtronic today announced that Reclaim(R) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Therapy has received CE (Conf...

Dynamic molecular mechanism to keep brain activity stable

In the brain, many types of synaptic proteins are spatio-temporally regulated to maintain synaptic activity at a constant level. Here, the Japanese research group led by Professor Masaki Fukata, Drs. Yuko Fukata and Jun Noritake in National Institute for Physiological Sciences, Japan, found that t...

Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health Opens for Business

LAS VEGAS, July 13 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health welcomes its first patients today, opening the doors to an architectural gem and a highly touted model of patient-focused care. The Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center fo...

Blood Rush to the Brain When Angry Is a Good Sign

Healthy reaction to mental stress not seen in those with high blood pressure, study finds FRIDAY, July 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anger and other forms of mental stress cause dilation of the neck's carotid arteries and a rush of blood to the brain in healthy people, but this doesn't occur ...

Odd Behaviors on Ambien Linked to Brain Circuitry

When the sleep aid shuts down one set of neurons, another set wakes up: study THURSDAY, July 2 (HealthDay News) -- New information about brain circuit activity may help explain why some people who take the sleep aid Ambien (zolpidem) walk, eat, talk on the phone and even drive while n...

6th Annual Neurosurgery Charity Softball Tournament Hits It Out of the Park For Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund

WESTCHESTER, Ill., July 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The Pediatric Brain Tumor Research Fund of Columbia University Medical Center (the Fund) and BrainLAB teamed up again this year for the 6th Annual Charity Softball Tournament and all-star after-party at ESPNZone in New York City. The June 6 event raised ...

Study identifies biomarker that safely monitors tumor response to new brain cancer treatment

LOS ANGELES (STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 12:01 A.M. EDT on JULY 1, 2009) A specific biomarker, a protein released by dying tumor cells, has been identified as an effective tool in an animal model to gauge the response to a novel gene therapy treatment for glioblastoma mulitforme. The finding, repor...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings reviews deep brain stimulation to treat psychiatric diseases

ROCHESTER, Minn. Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the world, according to a review in the June 200...

Real-Time Control of Wheelchairs with Brain Waves

A new signal processing technology for brain machine interface (BMI) application In a press conference in Tokyo today, The BSI-TOYOTA Collaboration Center announced their success in developing a system which utilizes one of the fastest technologies in the world, controlling a wheelchair using bra...

Smoking May Trigger Brain Damage

Compound in tobacco causes attack on healthy cells, study finds FRIDAY, June 26 (HealthDay News) -- A direct link exists between smoking and brain damage, researchers say. The scientists found that a compound in tobacco triggers white blood cells in the central nervous system to at...

Forsyth Medical Center's Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center to Take Part in Research Trial for Patients with Fast-Growing Brain Tumors

The Derrick L. Davis Forsyth Regional Cancer Center at Forsyth Medical Center is one of the first sites in the country to participate in a national trial of the experimental drug Avastin to treat glioblastoma, a fast-growing tumor of the brain or spinal cord. This third phase of the trial will t...

Migraine With Aura May Lead to Brain Lesions

Whether damage in women affects function remains unclear, researchers say TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- Women who've had migraines with auras have an increased risk of developing brain lesions, a new study has found. Whether these small areas of damaged brain tissue affect f...

Biomarkers predict brain tumor's response to therapy

PHILADELPHIA A report in Cancer Research , a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research, highlights a new biomarker that may be useful in identifying patients with recurrent glioblastoma, or brain tumors, who would respond better to anti-vascular endothelial growth factor therapy, s...

Determining Who Will Respond to Brain Tumor Therapy

Blood biomarker, combined with MRI scan, helps predict outcome, study finds,, TUESDAY, June 23 (HealthDay News) -- A new biomarker that may help predict whether someone with a brain tumor will respond to a given treatment has been identified by U.S. researchers. Looking to see who w...

Emory researchers announce Phase III study of progesterone for traumatic brain injury

Emory University officials this week announced the third phase of a groundbreaking study to evaluate the effectiveness of the hormone progesterone on acute traumatic-brain-injured patients. Backed by a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Emory-led, multicenter, randomized, ...

First Brain Health lndex Ranks America's “Brain Smarts” Based on 21 Indicators: D.C. Ranks No. 1

life’sDHA Index of Brain HealthSM Asks and Answers: Does Your State Have the Healthiest Brains? Columbia, MD (Vocus) June 23, 2009 –- The first comprehensive state-by-state measure of the nation’s brain health provides new insights into just how &ldquo...

New research discovers link between smoking and brain damage

New research which suggests a direct link between smoking and brain damage will be published in the July issue of the Journal of Neurochemistry . Researchers, led by Debapriya Ghosh and Dr Anirban Basu from the Indian National Brain Research Center (NBRC), have found that a compound in tobacco pr...

Marking anorexia with a brain protein

Eating disorders are frequently seen as psychological or societal diseases, but do they have an underlying biological cause? A new study shows that the levels of a brain protein differ between healthy and anorexic women. Anorexia is a serious and occasionally fatal eating disorder most commonly...

90 Brain Fitness Patents for Posit Science

Rate of Invention in Applied Brain Science Continues to Accelerate SAN FRANCISCO, June 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Posit Science, the leading provider of brain fitness software, today announced that it was issued patent number 7,540,615 by the US Patent & Trademark Office. Posit Science now owns ...

Morning People and Night Owls Show Different Brain Function: University of Alberta Study

Scientists at the University of Alberta have found that there are significant differences in the way our brains function depending on whether we're early risers or night owls. (Vocus) June 23, 2009 -- Are you a "morning person" or a "night owl?" ...

Major New Report Establishes Effective Methods of Enhancing and Preserving Brain Power as We Age

WASHINGTON, June 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following was released today by the Association for Psychological Science: In 1900, only 4.1 percent of U.S. citizens were older than 65; in 2000 that number had jumped to 12.6 percent; and by the year 2030, 20 percent of our population could...

Traumatic brain injury caused by exposure to explosive blast presents critical challenge

New Rochelle, NY, June 18, 2009Blast-induced traumatic brain injury (TBI) has reached critical levels in modern-day warfare. The current issue of Journal of Neurotrauma focuses on the intensive efforts to develop effective treatment strategies and model systems for studying the cause and effect...

VIDEO from Medialink and the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury: Department of Defense Launches New Anti-Stigma Campaign

Real Warriors Campaign Helps Members of the Military, Veterans and their Families NEW YORK, June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Post-traumatic stress is a common problem among American service members returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. To combat the stigma that keeps some members of the military, veter...

Measuring brain atrophy in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a fully automated procedure called Volumetric MRI which measures the "memory centers" of the brain and compares them to expected size is effective in predicting the progression from mild cognitive impairment...

Potential for noninvasive brain tumor treatment

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University engineers have taken a first step toward a minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors by combining chemotherapy with heat administered from the end of a catheter. The proof-of-concept study demonstrated that it should be technically possible to treat brain tum...

Dr. Philip A. DeFina of International Brain Research Foundation Joins Montgomery Academy Board of Trustees

Chester Township scientist, author and lecturer lends his expertise to special ed school MENDHAM TOWNSHIP, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Montgomery Academy's Board of Trustees voted unanimously during its May meeting to name Dr. Philip A. DeFina to the Board of the nonprofit, sta...

Can lowering body temperature prevent brain damage in children who suffer cardiac arrest?

ANN ARBOR, Mich. In the first large-scale study of its kind, researchers at the University of Michigan's C.S. Mott Children's Hospital and the University of Utah will lead a multi-center study to investigate whether hypothermialowering body temperaturecan prevent or reduce brain damage in childre...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

Advancements Could Improve the Quality of Life of Injured Veterans WEST ORANGE, N.J., June 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury , the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of c...

Kessler Foundation Research Center Study Provides Insight into One of the Most Challenging Symptoms Following a Traumatic Brain Injury

A recent study by Kessler Foundation Research Center published in Brain Injury, the official journal of the International Brain Injury Association, uncovered the possible cause of cognitive fatigue in patients suffering from traumatic brain injury (TBI). Cognitive fatigue has been shown to be one...

First Brain Training Consumer's Guide Debunks Ten Brain Health Myths and Reviews 21 Products

New Guide to be Unveiled by SharpBrains CEO on June 11th, during Games for Health Conference in Boston, MA SAN FRANCISCO, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- How can you take care of your brain when every week brings a new barrage of articles and studies which seem to contradict each other? Do supplement...
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