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Latest NINDS brain trauma research Stories

2013-07-26 14:03:58

Princeton University researchers have created “souped up” versions of the calcium-sensitive proteins that for the past decade or so have given scientists an unparalleled view and understanding of brain-cell communication.

2013-01-07 10:08:29

Researchers from the University of South Florida and colleagues at the James A. Haley Veterans' Hospital studying the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) using rat models, have found that, overtime, TBI results in progressive brain deterioration characterized by elevated inflammation and suppressed cell regeneration.

2012-10-17 22:53:58

A team led by MIT neuroscientists has developed a way to monitor how brain cells coordinate with each other to control specific behaviors, such as initiating movement or detecting an odor.

2012-08-21 23:17:11

Working with units of material so small that it would take 50,000 to make up one drop, scientists are developing the profiles of the contents of individual brain cells in a search for the root causes of chronic pain, memory loss and other maladies that affect millions of people.

2012-07-27 13:52:36

Researchers at UCLA have identified a novel molecule in the brain that, after stroke, blocks the formation of new connections between neurons.

2012-07-05 10:29:41

Researchers have taken a step toward personalized medicine for Parkinson's disease, by investigating signs of the disease in patient-derived cells and testing how the cells respond to drug treatments.

Robot Reveals The Inner Workings Of Brain Cells
2012-05-07 06:50:13

New method offers automated way to record electrical activity inside neurons in the living brain

2012-04-26 22:27:51

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have unraveled a process by which depletion of a specific protein in the brain contributes to the memory problems associated with Alzheimer's disease.

2012-04-23 13:33:06

Researchers at Lund University have discovered a new stem cell in the adult brain.


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