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Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Staff | Apr 20, 2018
When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.
Neuroscientist and Champion of Glia Research Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 28, 2017
Ben Barres of Stanford University described glia’s roles in ensuring neurons’ proper synapse formation and in responding to brain injury.
Nerve Stimulation Revives Consciousness from Vegetative State
Shawna Williams | Sep 25, 2017
Low-intensity activation of the vagus nerve appears to have increased a patient’s awareness of his surroundings after 15 years without communication.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
The Search for Methods to Monitor Brain Cooling
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2017
Newborns deprived of oxygen have their temperatures lowered to protect against brain damage, but it’s hard to decipher the babies’ immediate response to the intervention.
Staff | May 31, 2017
Meet one child saved from brain damage by cooling therapy.
Zika Linked to Another Neurological Disorder
Tanya Lewis | Apr 12, 2016
Patients infected with the virus can develop a condition similar to multiple sclerosis, a small study suggests.
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2016
Link to microcephaly questioned; vaccine timeline expedited; thousands of Zika-exposed pregnancies reported in Colombia
Kerry Grens | Jan 25, 2016
Health officials expect the virus to spread to nearly all countries in the Americas and expand warnings for pregnant women.
Book Excerpt from
Eliezer J. Sternberg | Jan 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Eliezer J. Sternberg illustrates what can happen when the brain’s processing centers are damaged.