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2014-08-25 23:00:55

A balance board accessory for a popular video game console can help people with multiple sclerosis (MS) reduce their risk of accidental falls, according to new research published online, August 26, in the journal Radiology. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans showed that use of the Nintendo Wii Balance Board system appears to induce favorable changes in brain connections associated with balance and movement. OAK BROOK, Ill. (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 A balance board accessory for a...

Multitasking Better With Targeted Brain Training
2014-08-21 03:00:34

University of Montreal The area of the brain involved in multitasking and ways to train it have been identified by a research team at the IUGM Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal and the University of Montreal. The research includes a model to better predict the effectiveness of this training. Cooking while having a conversation, watching a movie while browsing the Web, or driving while listening to a radio show – multitasking is an essential skill in our daily lives....

2014-08-07 23:07:05

Highly Decorated Navy SEAL Raises Funds for TBI Treatment at Carrick Irving, TX (PRWEB) August 07, 2014 Over the next nine months, retired Navy Senior Chief Mike Day will be raising funds to provide his fellow wounded warriors with access to leading edge treatment programs for debilitating brain injuries. Mike Day served over twenty-one years in the SEAL Teams leading his men into battle. On his final mission in Iraq, Mike’s men stacked behind him as he led his team into a twelve by...

2014-07-01 08:30:40

Bainpath is a fingertip-tracing-device, stimulating the brain, as the user repeatedly traces textures on the surfaces of the device: textures indent into 3000 mechanoreceptors in each fingertip, to stimulate the cortex of the brain. Brainpaths is much like Braille for the blind. LAS VEGAS, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Brainpaths is a Breakthrough! A medical device to stimulate the brain, purchased on Amazon.com, inexpensively, without a prescription. Brainpaths is registered with...

2014-06-12 08:29:31

REHOVOT, Israel, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today, publication in PLOS ONE, of promising results from a study of its drug candidate DP-b99. The findings suggest that DP-b99 may prevent lasting alterations in neuronal function and pathological brain reorganization - a hallmark of numerous central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The data demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's drug candidates derived from D-Pharm's platform technology (MACs)...

2014-05-20 23:08:52

Clinical trials showing gist-reasoning training creates neural changes, supports LearningRx results. Colorado Spring, Colo (PRWEB) May 20, 2014 A new data-driven perspective article from the Center for Brain Health at The University of Texas at Dallas found that brain training focused on strategic attention, innovation, and integrated reasoning created lasting cognitive and neural changes that spilled over into real life. Brain training participants ranged from teenagers to healthy older...

2014-05-07 12:26:37

Brain Research Shows Direct Connection Between Music Study and Cognitive Growth TORONTO, May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - As parents seek to provide their children with the best opportunities for development, neuroscience research has been proving that music education fast-tracks speech and reading skills, trains children to focus their attention for sustained periods, and helps them to develop emotional intelligence, among many other lifelong benefits. The findings from a number...

2014-03-12 11:29:28

New insights into how the human brain responds to chronic pain could eventually lead to improved treatments for patients, according to University of Adelaide researchers. Neuroplasticity is the term used to describe the brain's ability to change structurally and functionally with experience and use. "Neuroplasticity underlies our learning and memory, making it vital during early childhood development and important for continuous learning throughout life," says Dr Ann-Maree Vallence, a...

Insomniacs Have More Active Brains And Greater Neuroplasticity Than Normal Sleepers
2014-03-01 05:04:47

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The movement-based part of an insomniac’s brain tends to be more active and demonstrate greater neuroplasticity than the same region in good sleepers, researchers from Johns Hopkins Medical Institution report in the March issue of the journal Sleep. Study leader Rachel E. Salas, an assistant professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins, and her colleagues found that the increased brain plasticity in the motor cortex of people with...

2014-02-24 08:29:42

Data Published in Stroke Demonstrate Robotic Measurements of Motor Performance Can Be Used to Reduce Time and Cost of Phase III Drug Trials By 70 Percent WATERTOWN, Mass., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Interactive Motion Technologies (IMT), global leader in Redefining Recovery(TM) using robotic tools for neurorehabilitation, has announced publication of results from a ground-breaking study identifying biomarkers of motor recovery in Stroke, Journal of the American Heart Association....


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