Ischemic preconditioning may help to prevent stroke, a new study reports. Restricting blood flow by wearing inflatable blood pressure cuffs on the arms and legs allows for more controlled blood flow to the brain.
The common myth that Anne Boleyn tried to speak after her untimely demise at the hands of her executioner may have scientific evidence behind it. Researchers explore how consciousness may remain intact for a period of time after death, and what that may mean for medical sciences.
A number of patients in intensive care units for non-brain-related illnesses may suffer from cognitive dysfunction. Inflammation that occurs as a result of infection and problems with oxygen flow to the brain which occur when breathing is affected, could contribute to cognitive impairments.
Researchers have developed a new urine test that could potentially measure how much our bodies have aged. The test measures a substance that indicates oxidative damage, which increases in urine as we age.
According to UT Dallas researchers, chronic cannabis users extract more oxygen from brain blood flow and have higher cerebral blood flow than nonusers.
Researchers have discovered how the brain controls our breathing in response to changing oxygen and carbon dioxide levels in the blood.