Performing in utero surgery on babies to repair spina bifida related defects between 23 and 26 weeks of gestation triggered the restoration of normal brain structure.
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Rat R222 was born with hydrocephalus. Neuroimaging revealed most of its brain had compressed and collapsed as it filled with fluid. However, despite its condition, the animal was still able to see, hear, smell, and feel like other animals. The study sheds new light on neuroplasticity, and the findings could have implications for the development of new machine learning technologies.
A new study reports mice that lack the protein Alix develop hydrocephalus.
A new study reports fetuses with enlarged ventricles may be less likely to benefit from prenatal surgery to treat spina bifida than other fetuses, and are more likely to require a second surgery to relieve a build up of pressure on the brain.
According to researchers, the passage of molecules through astrocytes could play a critical role in disease and health.
Newborns who suffer a brain hemorrhage at birth could be saved from developing hydrocephalus thanks to a new drug which prevents brain swelling, researchers discover.
A study on the effects of shunt operations to treat dementia caused by white matter changes and hydrocephalus shows brain shunt operations improved performance in mental functions and walking.