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Brain scans might predict recovery potential for vegetative patients

Researchers have found that scans that look for signs of metabolic activity in specific areas of the brain could help doctors predict whether or not a person in a vegetative state will regain consciousness. These findings were published Tuesday in the journal The Lancet. Show More Summary


A new study finds that occasional, regular use of marijuana by young people alters brain structure, a conclusion that a Northwestern University researcher says could be “troubling.”

UCI study finds modified stem cells offer potential pathway to treat Alzheimer's disease

April 15, 2014, Irvine, Calif. — UC Irvine neurobiologists have found that genetically modified neural stem cells show positive results when transplanted into the brains of mice with the symptoms and pathology of Alzheimer's disease....Show More Summary

Research: Even Casual Marijuana Use Causes Permanent Brain Damage

Experts say it’s not a “safe” drug and should not be used by anyone under 30. People who had only used cannabis once or twice a week for a matter of months were found to have changes in the brain that govern emotion, motivation and addiction. Researchers from Harvard Medical School in America carried out […]

‘Star Wars’ Themed Funeral was Ailing Child’s Final Wish

5 hours agoOdd : Nerd Bastards

Here’s one that’ll get you right in the feels, as the kids say nowadays: After being diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor in January, 4-year old Jack Robinson of the small village of Denmeade, Hampshire in England–through the generosity of his community and several celebrities–completed a “Bucket List” that concluded with an unique Star Wars […]

3 Reasons You’re So Angry

Learn to allow your brain time to kick in and make sense of what otherwise leaves you helpless with rage. Mindful anger leads to emotional freedom. read more

The Lancet: Functional brain imaging reliably predicts which vegetative patients have potential to recover consciousness

A functional brain imaging technique known as positron emission tomography (PET) is a promising tool for determining which severely brain damaged individuals in vegetative states have the potential to recover consciousness, according...Show More Summary

Study: New Technique Predicts Consciousness of Brain-Damaged Patients

5 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Brain imaging can help doctors tell when a patient is more likely to recover

Your Brain Starts Turning to Mush at Age 24

The other day, I read a red carpet interview with Kate Upton wherein she remarked that a character she's playing in the upcoming film The Other Woman is "young and naive, like I was once." Kate Upton is 21. Read more...

Is An Ideal Entrepreneur Right Brain Or Left Brain?

Traditionally, the majority of entrepreneurs have been logical thinkers, problem solvers, and pay attention to details. These are the stereotypical left-brain engineers. Yet I see a big shift from the knowledge age, with its left-brain...Show More Summary

Teenagers who have had a concussion also have higher rates of suicide attempts

TORONTO, April 15, 2014—Teenagers who have suffered a traumatic brain injury such as a concussion are at "significantly greater odds" of attempting suicide, being bullied and engaging in a variety of high risk behaviours, a new study...Show More Summary

Brain changes are associated with casual marijuana use in young adults

Washington, DC — The size and shape of two brain regions involved in emotion and motivation may differ in young adults who smoke marijuana at least once a week, according to a study published April 16 in The Journal of Neuroscience.Show More Summary

Brain anatomy differences between deaf, hearing depend on first language learned

WASHINGTON – In the first known study of its kind, researchers have shown that the language we learn as children affects brain structure, as does hearing status. The findings are reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. read more

Casual marijuana use linked to brain abnormalities in students

CHICAGO --- Young adults who used marijuana only recreationally showed significant abnormalities in two key brain regions that are important in emotion and motivation, scientists report. The study was a collaboration between Northwestern Medicine® and Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School. read more

A Patient’s Bizarre Hallucination Points to How the Brain Identifies Places

Dr. Pierre Mégevand was in the middle of a somewhat-routine epilepsy test when his patient, a 22-year old man, said Mégevand and his medical team looked like they had transformed into Italians working at a pizzeria — aprons and all. It wasn’t long, the patient said, before the doctors morphed back into their exam room […]

Recreational Pot Use Harmful to Young People’s Brains

7 hours agoHealth : Healthland

A new study shows that smoking as little as one joint a week can cause abnormalities in areas that regulate emotion and motivation

Our Brains Begin to Slow Down at Age 24

9 hours agoHealth : Healthland

Is 24 the new 50? A new study suggests that cognitive decline begins earlier than we think. The study of more than 3,300 volunteers tracked the relationship between age and the speed at which people make decisions and shift between tasks

Everything Wrong With The Matrix? This Could Take A While.

The key to enjoying The Matrix is to turn off your brain and enjoy the ride. Turn on your brain, and you wind up with a 12 minute CinemaSins video. Read more...

Rumors Are Abound That AC/DC Is Finished

A few weeks ago, original AC/DC member Malcolm Young suffered a stroke that left a blood clot in his brain, resulting in an inability to perform like he used to. The situation is being described as serious, although there is hope that he will recover.... Read More

New Image Wisely(r) Radiation Safety Case on CT Brain Perfusion Now Available

Image Wisely recently launched its third Image Wisely Radiation Safety Case -- CT Brain Perfusion Dose Optimization.

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