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From football to flies: Lessons about traumatic brain injury

Faced with news of suicides and brain damage in former professional football players, geneticist Barry Ganetzky bemoaned the lack of model systems for studying the insidious and often delayed consequences linked to head injuries.
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From trauma to tau

In experiments with laboratory rats, scientists have found that traumatic brain injuries generate a toxic form of protein thought to cause damage in Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative conditions.
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Children with brain lesions able to use gestures important to language learning

Children with brain lesions suffered before or around the time of birth are able to use gestures -- an important aspect of the language learning process -- to convey simple sentences.
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Belinda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:51 PM

This article reminded me of the time we visited Penfield school and the children would point at what they wanted to eat to their teacher without speaking.

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Double Duty: Immune System Regulator Found to Protect Brain from Effects of Stroke - 11/28/2012

A small molecule known to regulate white blood cells has a surprising second role in protecting brain cells from the deleterious effects of stroke, Johns Hopkins researchers report.
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OHSU researchers discover how enzyme may prevent nervous system repair in multiple sclerosis

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University have discovered that blocking a certain enzyme in the brain can help repair the brain damage associated with multiple sclerosis and a range of other neurological disorders.
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Natural process activating brain's immune cells could point way to repairing damaged brain tissue

The brain's key "breeder" cells, it turns out, do more than that. They secrete substances that boost the numbers and strength of critical brain-based immune cells believed to play a vital role in brain health.
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Mayo Clinic finds way to weed out problem stem cells, making therapy safer

Mayo Clinic researchers have found a way to detect and eliminate potentially troublemaking stem cells to make stem cell therapy safer.
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Nanoparticles reboot blood flow in brain

Nanoparticles show promise in restoring blood flow to the brain when administered soon after a traumatic brain or other injury.
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Unprecedented accuracy in locating brain electrical activity with new device

Unprecedented accuracy in locating brain electrical activity with new device | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
Researchers at Aalto University in Finland have developed the world's first device designed for mapping the human brain that combines whole-head magnetoencephalography (MEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology.
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Musical brain patterns could help predict epileptic seizures

New insights into the electrical patterns of the brain reveal how brain waves with rapidly increasing frequencies, like musical 'glissandi,' could help predict when a patient is going to start an epileptic seizure.
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Belinda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:48 PM

I thought this was a great method to try and predict epileptic seizures before they occured, of course you would need to have all the materials you need readily available.

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Even cerebral palsy can't stop this dedicated video creator

Even cerebral palsy can't stop this dedicated video creator | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
Christopher Hill isn't your typical video producer.
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Could antidepressants help reduce the risk of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy?

A groundbreaking study published in Elsevier's Epilepsy & Behavior provides evidence in mouse model that drugs known as Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs; one category of antidepressants) may reduce the risk of Sudden Unexpected Death...
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Agent shows ability to suppress brain metastasis and related damage

(Medical Xpress) -- Scientists are one step closer to repairing the damage caused by brain metastasis, a major challenge in cancer treatment, according to data published in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
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Key target responsible for triggering detrimental effects in brain trauma identified

Researchers studying a type of cell found in the trillions in our brain have made an important discovery as to how it responds to brain injury and disease such as stroke.
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Epilepsy cured in mice using brain cells

Epilepsy cured in mice using brain cells | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
Epilepsy that does not respond to drugs can be halted in adult mice by transplanting a specific type of cell into the brain, UC San Francisco researchers have discovered, raising hope that a similar treatment might work in severe forms of human...
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Where “where it’s at” is at in the brain | Brown University News and Events

Where “where it’s at” is at in the brain | Brown University News and Events | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
A new study in the journal Neuron suggests that the brain uses a different region than neuroscientists had thought to associate objects and locations in the space around an individual.
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Polymer implants could help heal brain injuries

Polymer implants could help heal brain injuries | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
Scientists have used polymer implants to grow new adult brain tissue in rats.
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UC Irvine Release: New fruit fly model of epilepsy reveals mechanisms behind fever-induced seizures :: UC Irvine TODAY

UC Irvine Release: New fruit fly model of epilepsy reveals mechanisms behind fever-induced seizures :: UC Irvine TODAY | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
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University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover new non-invasive method for diagnosing epilepsy : UMNews : University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota engineering researchers discover new non-invasive method for diagnosing epilepsy : UMNews : University of Minnesota | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
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New stroke treatments becoming a reality

Scientists led by the president of the University of Manchester have demonstrated a drug which can dramatically limit the amount of brain damage in stroke patients.
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Research Shows Reorganization of Brain Through Nerve Stimulation - UT Dallas News

Research Shows Reorganization of Brain Through Nerve Stimulation - UT Dallas News | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
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Nanomaterials offer hope for cerebral palsy

Nanomaterials offer hope for cerebral palsy | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
Rabbits with brain injuries hop again after treatment with dendrimers.
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Belinda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:48 PM

This is insane. I love the fact that they're working on something to help those in pain, and that they're seeing actual results from the rabbits.

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Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures

Gene therapy for epilepsy could stop seizures | Cerebral Palsy | Scoop.it
(Medical Xpress) -- Sparking production of a hormone in the brain that people with epilepsy often lack could prevent debilitating seizures, University of Florida researchers have discovered.
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Smartphone training helps people with memory impairment regain independence

The treatment for moderate-to-severe memory impairment could one day include a prescription for a smartphone.
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Belinda Garcia's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:46 PM

I think this is pretty cool and since almost everyone has a smartphone nowadays it shouldn't be that big of an issue.