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Human Brain Organoids Transplanted Into Rats Respond to Visual Stimuli
The organoids could one day be used to treat brain injuries in humans. 
Human Brain Organoids Transplanted Into Rats Respond to Visual Stimuli
Human Brain Organoids Transplanted Into Rats Respond to Visual Stimuli

The organoids could one day be used to treat brain injuries in humans. 

The organoids could one day be used to treat brain injuries in humans. 

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Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
Clare Watson | Aug 1, 2022 | 2 min read
A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
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Damage to Brain Network Curbs Urge to Smoke
Shawna Williams | Jun 16, 2022 | 2 min read
A study finds that injuries to certain areas of the brain were associated with quitting smoking more quickly, easily, and with no cravings.
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Shift Work Early in Life Results in Increased Stroke Severity in Middle Age
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 3 min read
Researchers found that shifted sleep/wake cycles in young rats result in increased functional deficits and mortality following stroke later in life.
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Doctors and Researchers Probe How COVID-19 Attacks the Heart
Dan Robitzski | Jan 12, 2022 | 8 min read
Experts have a decent grasp on how COVID-19 impacts cardiovascular health in the near term. The implications of long COVID, however, remain mysterious.
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Experiment Gone Awry Suggests Novel Way to Combat Hypoxia
Phil Jaekl | Oct 1, 2021 | 4 min read
While exploring suspended animation in mice, scientists discover how an enzyme can protect the brain from dangerously low levels of oxygen.
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Paul George 
Science Philosophy in a Flash - Wired to Regenerate
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Paul George shares how a dual career as a physician and scientist enriches his research.
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Hormones May Contribute to Asymmetrical Effects of Brain Injury
Catherine Offord | Sep 2, 2021 | 4 min read
Researchers studying rats claim to have found a novel connection between damage on one side of the brain and problems with the posture or movement of limbs on the opposite side of the body.
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Blood Replacement Rescues Mice from Stroke Damage
Amanda Heidt | Aug 31, 2020 | 5 min read
When mice that had suffered a stroke were given blood from a healthy donor, they experienced less tissue and neurological damage.
Learn about innovations in tissue regeneration 
Stem Cell Engineering for Tissue Regeneration
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Innovative strategies drive stem cell repair of organ damage.
Severe Neurological Ailments Reported in COVID-19 Patients
Lisa Winter | Jun 29, 2020 | 2 min read
A survey of hospitalized patients finds some suffer fatigue, ischemic stroke, delirium, and other symptoms.
Could Statins Reduce the Severity of COVID-19?
Ashley Yeager | Jun 12, 2020 | 7 min read
The cholesterol-lowering drugs quell inflammation and reverse endothelial tissue damage, hints that they might curb the body’s excessive immune response to SARS-CoV-2 infection.
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LabTalk Podcast - The New Era of Neurodegeneration Research
The Scientist’s Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Erdem Gültekin Tamgüney discusses the future of neurodegeneration research and his work exploring the link between stroke and Parkinson’s disease.
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The Unusual Symptoms of COVID-19
Claire Jarvis | May 7, 2020 | 3 min read
Scientists document a growing list of atypical coronavirus infection symptoms, giving doctors more insight into the emerging disease.
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Strokes Reported Among Some Middle-Aged COVID-19 Patients
Kerry Grens | Apr 27, 2020 | 2 min read
Early reports from hospitals document a spike in large vessel blockages, especially among people in their 30s and 40s who tested positive for the coronavirus.
Novartis’s $9.7 Billion Purchase Includes Novel PCSK9 Inhibitor
Emily Makowski | Nov 25, 2019 | 2 min read
The pharmaceutical firm is buying The Medicines Company, which recently devoted its efforts into developing the cholesterol-lowering medication.
Image of the Day: Zebrafish Olfactory Epithelium
Emily Makowski | Nov 1, 2019 | 1 min read
Studies of the rosette-like structure can reveal clues to brain recovery after injury.
Glowing Proteins Enable Stem Cell Stimulation for Stroke Recovery in Mice
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019 | 3 min read
A new method helps neural stem cells form synaptic connections, thereby restoring lost brain function.
Infographic: Light in the Dark
Nicoletta Lanese | Oct 1, 2019 | 1 min read
A new tool helps stem cells integrate with host neural circuitry after implantation in mice.
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Kids’ Brains Remarkably Plastic After Stroke
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 23, 2019 | 5 min read
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.
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