Neurologists have established new guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of infantile spasms. Infantile spasms is a rare epileptic disorder which typically affects children under the of age 8 months.
Researchers have discovered the brain enters and leaves states of anesthetic-induced unconsciousness through different processes. The study suggests both forward and reverse paths through which induced unconsciousness dissipates and arrives are not identical. Noted was a delay in returning to a state of consciousness even after levels of anesthetic diminish.
Researchers at the UTMB, Galveston are calling for traumatic brain injury to be defined and managed as a chronic disease.
New research points to a DNA sequence that causes the DUX4 gene to become more active in producing proteins that are toxic to muscle cells, leading to a form of muscular dystrophy.
This research shows that the loss of connections in the corpus collosum could be partly responsible for slower response times seen in older animals and humans due to too much crosstalk and confusion between the brain hemispheres.
Deleting the enzyme PTEN allowed neurology researchers to regenerate corticospinal tract neurons after spinal cord injuries in rodents.
Optimistic brains and pessimistic brains were compared in a brain-imaging study of the posterior parietal cortex, where it is believed sensory stimuli are transformed into movement plans.
Neuroscience research into the neuroscience of music shows that musicians' brains may be primed to distinguish meaningful sensory information from noise.
Gut bacteria, previously considered benign, has the ability to alter the immune system of mice enough to affect the rate of Multiple Sclerosis occurance.
Large brains have been correlated with longevity in some animals. Despite many problems created by large brains such as energy consumption and birthing difficulties, species with large brains have been shown to live longer than those with smaller brains.