Brain Research

Medical Xpress: Revamped drug may overcome resistance in brain tumours

Cancer Research UK scientists have taken steps to overcome drug resistance in glioblastoma, the most common type of brain tumour in adults, according to research published in Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. Scientists at the University of Bradford, along with colleagues in the USA and Finland, have created a modified version of the cancer drug temozolomide, the […]

Medical Xpress: Blood test for brain injury may not be feasible

Tens of millions of dollars have been invested by the U.S. government and the private sector in recent years in an effort to develop a simple blood test that can help physicians quickly and accurately gage the extent of neurological damage after a blow to the head. However, a new study conducted in mice and […]

Science Codex: VR brain training game can detect mild cognitive impairment

So far virtual reality game-based applications and especially virtual supermarkets have been used as cognitive training applications and as measures of cognitive functions, although it has been shown that they can detect MCI only when used in combination with standardized neuropsychological tests. However scientists from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), the Greek Association of […]

Daily Mail: How your brain can heal your body: Astonishing new research reveals the brain’s ability to rewire itself can conquer pain – and overcome ‘untreatable’ illnesses

Neuroplasticity is the ability of the brain to change its structure and how it works in response to mental activity and experience. For 400 years, the mainstream scientific view was the brain could not change, but was fixed for life when we reached adulthood. At the start of this century, however, scientists began to prove […]

Delaware Online: Relaxation is just a few breaths away

The National Center for Telehealth & Technology, T2 for short, works with Veterans Affairs to develop research-backed, technologically based treatments for mental health issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury. The mobile applications feature “simple tools and techniques that clinicians are already using that already have a long literature of support,” according […]

Epilepsy Research: Researchers Identify Brain Differences Linked To Epilepsy-Associated Anxiety

Young patients with epilepsy who are also affected by anxiety disorders could have differences in their brain compositions that could be detected using scans, according to a new study. Led by the University of Wisconsin, the research used a hypothesis-driven approach to examine subcortical and cortical regions implicated in anxiety disorders in children with recent-onset […]

FOX 13: New BYU study shows childhood autism often goes undetected by doctors

A new study on autism published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics, and a BYU researcher is its lead author. The study, entitled Identifying Autism in a Brief Observation, finds that many medical professionals are missing signs of autism in child patients because time frames for clinical observation are too short to detect the disorder. […]

Medical Xpress: Researchers discover possible new target for treating brain inflammation

A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has identified an enzyme that produces a class of inflammatory lipid molecules in the brain. Abnormally high levels of these molecules appear to cause a rare inherited neurodegenerative disorder, and that disorder now may be treatable if researchers can develop suitable drug candidates that […]