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New Stem Cell Discovered In The Brain
2012-04-21 05:32:26

Researchers have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain -- a discovery which could lead to new treatments for strokes and neurodegenerative conditions.

2012-04-18 20:16:36

Practices like physical exercise, certain forms of psychological counseling and meditation can all change brains for the better, and these changes can be measured with the tools of modern neuroscience.

2012-03-24 04:59:12

In 2011, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) convened the Stroke Progress Review Group (SPRG) to conduct a final 10-year review of the state of stroke research.

2012-03-22 23:02:02

The University of New England has partnered with the Michael T.

2012-03-15 12:37:19

Earlier evidence out of UCLA suggested that meditating for years thickens the brain (in a good way) and strengthens the connections between brain cells.

2012-03-05 12:26:01

Opening the door to the development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices to help people with spinal cord injuries, amputations and other impairments, neuroscientists at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Champalimaud Center for the Unknown in Portugal have demonstrated that the brain is more flexible and trainable than previously thought.

2012-03-02 13:31:36

If someone has trouble remembering where the car keys or the cheese grater are, new research shows that a memory training strategy can help.

2012-02-22 10:25:31

There are a number of drugs and experimental conditions that can block cognitive function and impair learning and memory.

2012-02-09 15:02:46

Biomedical scientists at the University of California, Riverside have identified a new link between a protein called beta-arrestin and short-term memory that could open new doors for the therapeutic treatment of neurological disorders, particularly Alzheimer's disease.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.