Category: "Causes"

Understanding Stroke Risk in Pregnancy

Understanding Stroke Risk in Pregnancy

A New York State study found that younger, not older women suffered an increase risk of stroke, both during pregnancy and in postpartum. Younger women — not older women — had an increased risk of stroke during pregnancy and the postpartum period compared to non-pregnant women of the same age, according to the results of […]

UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

UVA researchers begin first clinical trial using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy

Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy. The study, supported by the Focused Ultrasound Foundation in collaboration with the Epilepsy Foundation, will assess the feasibility, safety and initial effectiveness of focused ultrasound to non-invasively destroy (ablate) diseased brain […]

TBI: Athletes may experience long-term brain changes after sports-related concussion

TBI: Athletes may experience long-term brain changes after sports-related concussion

New research finds white matter changes in the brains of athletes six months after a concussion. The study will be presented at the Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago, July 8-10, hosted by the American Academy of Neurology, the world’s leading authority on the diagnosis and management of sports-related concussion. The conference brings together leading experts […]

Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

Experimental Collar Minimizes Effects of Concussion

BOSTON — An experimental collar reduces signs of brain damage in athletes who play contact sports, researchers report. “This device clearly has potential to reduce the effects of concussions,” said Amit Reches, PhD, from ElMindA, a brain imaging company in Herzliya, Israel. The collar compresses the jugular vein, increasing the volume of blood in the […]

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists identify genes linked to human intelligence

Scientists from Imperial College London have identified for the first time two clusters of genes linked to human intelligence. Called M1 and M3, these so-called gene networks appear to influence cognitive function – which includes memory, attention, processing speed and reasoning. Crucially, the scientists have discovered that these two networks – which each contain hundreds […]

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