1 in 4 patients in vegetative states following server head trauma regained orientation, meaning they were able to recall who they were, their location, and the date, 12 months after their injury.
Researchers have developed a blood test that looks at genetic markers to detect which babies who were deprived of oxygen at birth are at risk of developing neurodevelopment problems.
Researchers genetically engineered neurons to produce a newly developed, light-sensitive protein called SOUL. They then used optogenetic technology to shine a light through the skull and alter neural responses through an entire mouse brain.
Donepezil, a drug routinely administered to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease, shows promise in treating damage caused to the brain by adolescent alcohol exposure. The drug reverses neuroinflammation and neuron damage in rats exposed to alcohol during adolescence.
Researchers have made a significant breakthrough in restoring the ability to form lasting memories in older or damaged brains.
Researchers report a drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's disease may help to reverse memory and learning problems in teens who binge drink.
Lobachevsky University researchers are developing a neurochip that could be used to replace damaged areas of the brain. Researchers report initial experiments have been successful in using this neurotechnology to transmit signals from artificial to real neurons.
A new study reports on how neural stem cells in adult mice respond differently to alcohol exposure, and these changes are different depending on the sex of the animal.
Doctors at LSU helped to reverse brain volume loss and restore cognitive function in a two year old girl following an accidental drowning incident. The researchers used hyperbaric oxygen therapy and normobaric oxygen to treat the girl. The treatment could prove to have a profound effect on the recovery of function in other patients who experience neurological damage as a result of drowning, the researchers say.
Researchers report tailored music sessions may be crucial in helping transform the lives with communication problems, such as those associated with autism, brain damage and stroke.