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Brain & Nervous System
Introns associated with RNA are an important molecular guide to making nerve-cell electrical channels.
An unexpected finding turned out to be a clue leading to a new treatment approach for Niemann-Pick disease, a rare, deadly neurodegenerative disorder.
Researchers have shown that the part of the brain that generates rewarding feelings is more activated in men than women during video-game play.
Neurological are using an FDA-approved liquid system for treating wide-necked brain aneurysms, which could eventually replace current treatments.
Why do some people solve problems more creatively than others? Are people who think creatively somehow different from those who tend to think in a more methodical fashion?
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, which is used to treat Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, is now being studied for its potential to treat a variety of conditions.
A survey of some hospitals has found that protocols followed to determine brain death differ significantly among those institutions.
There are major gaps in identifying and treating traumatic brain injuries in servicemembers.
Researchers have identified a new gene linked to cerebral venous thrombosis, a condition that causes blood clots in the veins of the brain that can lead to stroke. The condition is more common in young and middle-aged women. The research is published in the January 8, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
Spinal cord damage blocks the routes the brain uses to send messages to the nerve cells that control walking.
In experiments done in lab and animal studies has been shown to cause brain-specific stem cells to become starter seeds for aggressive brain tumors called glioblastoma multiforme.
The brain actually constructs its own unique interpretation, factoring in both the sights and sounds of speech.
Scientists have for the first time identified brain sites that fire up more when people make impulsive decisions.
The capacity of our minds to believe or disbelieve linguistic propositions is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emotion, but the basis of this process in the brain is not yet understood.
Some people who have problems reading quickly appear to have abnormalities in the white matter of their brains.
Dyslexia marked by poor reading fluency -- slow and choppy reading -- may be caused by disorganized, meandering tracts of nerve fibers in the brain.
A protein known as PEPT2 protects the brains of mice from a naturally occurring but potentially toxic compound present in lead poisoning and in a class of liver diseases that can cause serious neurological complications.
The capacity of the human mind to believe or disbelieve a statement is a powerful force for controlling both behavior and emotion, but the basis of these states in the brain is not yet understood.
A new program called 'The Brain Fitness Program' explores the brain's amazing ability to change throughout a person's life.
Older adults with pre-existing mild memory impairment benefit as much as those with normal memory function from certain forms of cognitive training that don't rely on memorization.
More than 20,000 soldiers who have shown signs of brain injuries were not classified as wounded during combat in Iraq and Afghanistan.