Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.
Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks
Missing Brain Hemisphere Tied to Fortified Neural Networks

A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.

A small study finds that patients who had half their brains removed to treat epilepsy have stronger neural networks than controls, perhaps explaining how they can retain language and cognition skills.

neurology
UCB Cuts $2.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Ra Pharma
UCB Cuts $2.1 Billion Deal to Acquire Ra Pharma
Catherine Offord | Oct 14, 2019
The move will allow the Belgium-headquartered biopharmaceutical giant to boost its work on treatments for rare diseases.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Catherine Offord | Oct 7, 2019
The effects of the therapy in a small group of  patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression.
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Tau Pathology Present Decades After a Single Brain Injury
Ruth Williams | Sep 9, 2019
Patients who suffer a traumatic brain injury may exhibit abnormally abundant tau protein many years later, a new in vivo imaging technique reveals.
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Florida Wild Cats Struggle to Walk Due to Unknown Disorder
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 28, 2019
Both bobcats and the state’s namesake panther, an endangered species, have been spotted with signs of the condition.
Kids’ Brains Remarkably Plastic After Stroke
Kids’ Brains Remarkably Plastic After Stroke
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019
A small study reports that, among children who had left-hemisphere damage as newborns, the complementary region of the right hemisphere appears to compensate and protect language development.
Immune-Activating Gene Therapy for Glioblastoma
Immune-Activating Gene Therapy for Glioblastoma
Ruth Williams | Aug 14, 2019
The results of an early trial in 31 brain cancer patients finds immune activity boosted in the tumor, and possibly longer survival.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Neural Cell Types Tied to Autism Identified in Single-Cell Study
Ruth Williams | May 16, 2019
An RNA analysis of human brain cells reveals gene expression changes in cortical neurons and microglia linked to autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Master Decoder: A Profile of Kári Stefánsson
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2019
A neurologist by training, Stefánsson founded Iceland-based deCODE Genetics to explore what the human genome can tell us about disease and our species’ evolution.