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February 13, 2018
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Better ‘mini brains’ could help scientists identify treatments for Zika-related brain damage

UCLA researchers develop improved technique for creating brain tissue from stem cells UCLA researchers have developed an improved technique for creating simplified human brain tissue from stem cells. Because these so-called “mini brain organoids” mimic human brains in how they … Continue reading

March 9, 2014
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Touching the brain

Research finds rapid brain ‘remapping’ in patients years after stroke By examining the sense of touch in stroke patients, a University of Delaware cognitive psychologist has found evidence that the brains of these individuals may be highly plastic even years … Continue reading

November 29, 2013
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FDA-approved immune-modulating drug unexpectedly benefits mice with fatal mitochondrial defect

The transplant anti-rejection drug rapamycin showed unexpected benefits in a mouse model of a fatal defect in the energy powerhouses of cells, the mitochondria. Children with the condition, Leigh syndrome, show progressive brain damage, muscle weakness, lack of coordination or … Continue reading

March 26, 2013
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UCLA Relies on Breakthrough ‘Big Data’ Technology from IBM To Help Patients with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Bedside Early-Warning System from IBM and Excel Medical Electronics Can Analyze Large Amounts of Data in Real Time to Predict Dangerous Changes in a Patient’s Condition Armonk, N.Y. and Los Angeles, CA – 26 Mar 2013: IBM, and Excel Medical … Continue reading

December 25, 2012
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Mild Brain Cooling after Head Injury Prevents Epileptic Seizures in Lab Study

Mild cooling of the brain after a head injury prevents the later development of epileptic seizures, according to an animal study reported this month in the Annals of Neurology. Epilepsy can result from genetics or brain damage. Traumatic head injury … Continue reading

December 4, 2012
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Women with Sleep Apnea Have Higher Degree of Brain Damage than Men, UCLA Study Shows

Women suffering from sleep apnea have, on the whole, a higher degree of brain damage than men with the disorder, according to a first-of-its-kind study conducted by researchers at the UCLA School of Nursing. The findings are reported in the … Continue reading

October 2, 2012
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Analysis of Bacterial Genes May Help ID Cause of Dog Brain Disease, Say UF Researchers

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — By analyzing the genes of bacteria, University of Florida researchers have moved a step closer to pinpointing how two brain disorders common in small-breed dogs occur. The researchers found that the bacteria, known as Mycoplasma canis, invade … Continue reading

July 7, 2012
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Skin Patch Improves Attention Span in Stroke Patients

Researchers at the UCL Institute of Neurology have found that giving the drug rotigotine as a skin patch can improve inattention in some stroke patients. Hemi-spatial neglect, a severe and common form of inattention that can be caused by brain … Continue reading