Researchers use an enhanced MRI approach to identify significant changes to the blood-brain barrier in professional football players following a concussion.
Researchers compared the brains of twins where one, or both, died with Alzheimer's disease. They discovered many of the twins not only had similar progressions of the disease before death, but also similar combinations of pathologies.
Professional football players in this study were three times more likely to die as a result of diseases that damage brain cells compared to the general population. A player’s risk of death from Alzheimer’s disease or ALS was almost four times higher than the general population.
A diet which is low in vitamin D could cause damage to the brain, a new study reports.
Following an induced stroke in mice, researchers find astrocytes help promote neurogenesis in the damaged part of the brain.
A new study suggests that blood may hold clues to whether post-menopausal women may have an increased risk for brain damage that can lead to memory problems and an increased risk of stroke.
A new study offers a promising discovery for the treatment and prevention of prion disease.
A new biosensor has been developed which could alter doctors when serious brain injury occurs during heart surgery. Researchers hope the device could help doctors to devise new ways to minimize brain damage and start treatment rapidly.
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.
Football helmets currently being used on the field may do little to help protect against hits to the side of the head or rotational force, a new study reports.