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Implant Shows Promise in Restoring Cognitive Function After Brain Injury

Brain Implant

A groundbreaking study successfully restored cognitive function in patients with lasting impairments from traumatic brain injuries using deep-brain-stimulation devices. This innovative technique targets the central lateral nucleus in the thalamus to reactivate neural pathways associated with attention and arousal. The study’s participants, who had suffered moderate to severe brain injuries, showed remarkable improvements in mental […]

First-of-Its-Kind Trial Gives New Hope For Treating Multiple Sclerosis

New Hope For Treating Multiple Sclerosis

Over 2 million people globally have multiple sclerosis (MS), a disease that affects the nervous system and can lead to problems moving, seeing and thinking. While there are treatments that can help reduce the number and severity of MS attacks, many people with MS eventually develop a more severe form of the disease called secondary progressive MS. […]

Whole-Brain Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Therapy Markedly Improves Cognitive Dysfunctions in Mouse Models of Dementia

Whole-Brain Low-Intensity Pulsed Ultrasound Therapy

Therapeutic focused-ultrasound to the hippocampus has been reported to exert neuroprotective effects on dementia. This study examined whether the whole-brain LIPUS (low-intensity pulsed ultrasound) therapy is effective and safe in 2 mouse models of dementia (vascular dementia, VaD and Alzheimer’s disease, AD), and if so, to elucidate the common underlying mechanism(s) involved. These results indicate […]

Weapon Against Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s May Lie in Common Kitchen Waste

Coffee Grounds

The coffee grounds you throw away every morning might hold quantum secrets that could help protect against dementia and other conditions. Scientists have discovered that something called caffeic-acid based carbon quantum dots (CACQDs), which can be made from coffee grounds, may protect neurons in the brain from the damage caused by several neurodegenerative diseases, according […]

Neurodegenerative Disease Mortality Among Former Professional Soccer Players

Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative disorders have been reported in elite athletes who participated in contact sports. The incidence of neurodegenerative disease among former professional soccer players has not been well characterized. In this retrospective epidemiologic analysis, mortality from neurodegenerative disease was higher and mortality from other common diseases lower among former Scottish professional soccer players than among matched […]

What is Qutenza and How It Helps Treat Nerve Pain


Qutenza patches contain capsaicin. Capsaicin is the active ingredient in chili peppers that makes them hot. Qutenza patches are used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) in people who have had herpes zoster, or “shingles.” Qutenza patches are also used to treat nerve pain (neuralgia) associated with diabetic peripheral neuropathy (DPN) of the feet. Learn More:

Brain Imaging Study Finds Criticism From Parents Has A Bigger Impact On Depressed Teens Than Praise


A recent study published in Psychological Medicine has discovered that adolescents with depression are more sensitive to parental criticism and less sensitive to parental praise compared to healthy adolescents without depression, as indicated by measurements of heightened brain activity and self-reported ratings of mood. Adolescent depression is a serious and common mental health concern, resulting in a […]

Cell Therapy for Chronic TBI

Cell Therapy for Chronic TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability worldwide. The estimated global incidence of acute TBI during 2016 was 27 million cases, and the estimated global prevalence of chronic impairment secondary to TBI was 55.5 million cases.1 Overall, TBI and long-term motor deficits secondary to TBI significantly impair patients’ self-care, employability, and […]

From Concussion to Alzheimer’s: Mini-Brain Unlocks Time-Sensitive Link


Researchers developed a “traumatic brain injury (TBI) on a chip” to explore the links between concussions and Alzheimer’s disease. Using clusters of neurons from embryonic mice, they exposed the “miniature brain” to g-forces mimicking those experienced by football players. They found an immediate surge in acrolein, a molecule linked to neurodegenerative diseases, and a significant […]

41% of Young Athletes Show Signs of CTE

41% of Young Athletes Show Signs of CTE

A new study reveals alarming rates of CTE among young athletes under 30, including the first American woman athlete diagnosed with the condition. The study found that 41.4% of the athletes examined had neuropathological evidence of CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repetitive head impacts (RHI). Symptoms like depression, apathy, and difficulty controlling behaviors […]