Researchers report human growth hormone, prepared from human tissue prior to 1985, may have been contaminated with seeds of the amyloid beta protein. In a new study, researchers injected mice with the original c-hGH batches containing amyloid beta which seeded amyloid pathology, even decades after storage. Findings support the hypothesis that the Alzheimer's causing proteins can be transmitted to from contaminated materials.
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.
Researchers have identified a new and more accurate way to determine which portions of the brain suffer from epilepsy. The information could provide patients and doctors with better information as to whether temporal lobe surgery will provide the best treatment outcome.
Functional connectivity problems associated with temporal lobe epilepsy appear to improve after surgery.
Following surgery, the brains of children with epilepsy are able to remap and compensate for damaged areas of the visual cortex. The findings shed light on brain plasticity.
A pioneering study is underway to test the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation in the treatment of Alzheimer's disease.