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Brain & Nervous System
Long-term or "complicated" grief activates neurons in the reward centers of the brain, possibly giving these memories addiction-like properties. Their research is currently available in the journal's online edition.
Researchers have now used sophisticated new imaging technology to identify a chemical messenger that helps neurons manage brain communicates with neurons, enabling them to adjust their sensitivity to incoming signals to facilitate learning and memory.
Patients who suffer from hard-to-treat brain intracranial aneurysms, traditionally undergo an endovascular procedure which involves injecting coils and stents through a catheter into the aneurysm sac.
Researchers have uncovered a brain pathway that shuts down seizures.
In a just released statement from his office, Senator Kennedy has announced that he will undergo brain surgery this morning that will be performed by Dr. Allan Friedman of Duke University Medical Center. Afterwards, he will receive radiation treatment.