Brain Injury

News Medical: Acupuncture At Waiguan Can Activate Several Brain Regions In Patients With Ischemic Stroke

Both acupuncture at Waiguan (SJ5) and sham acupuncture can activate/deactivate several brain regions in patients with ischemic stroke, but there are some differences in Brodmann areas. Most studies addressing the specificity of meridians and acupuncture points have focused mainly on the different neural effects of acupuncture at different points in healthy individuals. (August 5, 2014) […]

Medical Xpress: Brain Tumor Cells Found Circulating In Blood

German scientists have discovered rogue brain tumor cells in patient blood samples, challenging the idea that this type of cancer doesn’t generally spread beyond the brain. Researchers from the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, in Hamburg, found that patients with an aggressive form of brain tumor known as glioblastoma multiform sometimes have tumor cells circulating in […]

Medical Xpress: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Alters Development Of Brain Function

In the first study of its kind, Prapti Gautam, PhD, and colleagues from The Saban Research Institute of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles found that children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) showed weaker brain activation during specific cognitive tasks than their unaffected counterparts. These novel findings suggest a possible neural mechanism for the persistent attention […]

The Tribune: Robots Let Faraway Doctors Help Stroke Patients At French Hospitals

Stroke patients at Dignity Health hospitals on the Central Coast may find a robot at their bedside, allowing expert neurologists to “beam in” and support local physicians providing treatment. French Medical Center in San Luis Obispo, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Regional Medical Center in Santa Maria have launched a neuroscience and stroke program […]

ABC Science: Dads’ Exposure To Solvents Linked To Childhood Brain Tumors

Brain tumors in children could have as much to do with the father’s occupational exposure to solvents, as they have to do with the mother’s, a new Australian study has found. The study, published in the British Journal of Cancer, has found a link between parents’ exposure to chemicals such as benzene, toluene, and trichloroethylene […]

NICHD: Training Can Improve Learning For Adolescents With Traumatic Brain Injury

A new therapy promises to shorten the recovery time for young people who have suffered a brain injury. Such injuries have a number of causes, but commonly occur after a blow to the head or even after an object pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. Young people with a traumatic brain injury often recover […]