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Brain Pressure Disorder That Affects Mostly Women Rises Six-Fold
News   Jan 22, 2021

A brain pressure disorder that especially affects women, causing severe headaches and sometimes permanent sight loss, has risen six-fold in 15 years, and is linked to obesity and deprivation, a new study by Swansea University researchers has shown.

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New Genetic Disorder Discovered That Affects Brain and Craniofacial Skeleton
News   Jan 21, 2021

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a new genetic disorder characterized by developmental delays and malformations of the brain, heart and facial features.

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Eye Tests Predicted Parkinson's-Related Cognitive Decline 18 Months Ahead
News   Jan 21, 2021

Simple vision tests can predict which people with Parkinson's disease will develop cognitive impairment and possible dementia 18 months later, according to a new study by UCL researchers.

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Malta's Unique Genetics Reveal Surprising ALS Findings
News   Jan 21, 2021

Malta's ALS Biobank is providing scientists with an invaluable resource for understanding the causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In the first landmark study, researchers have retrieved and scrutinized the DNA from blood samples to discover flaws in genes linked to ALS.

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Deep Sleep Takes Out the Brain's Trash
News   Jan 21, 2021

A new study reaffirms the importance of getting a good night's sleep. By examining fruit flies' brain activity and behavior, the researchers found that deep sleep has an ancient, restorative power to clear waste from the brain.

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Fatty Acid Could Help Combat Multiple Sclerosis
News   Jan 21, 2021

The abnormal immune system response that causes multiple sclerosis (MS) by attacking and damaging the central nervous system can be triggered by the lack of a specific fatty acid in fat tissue, according to a new Yale study.

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Unscrambling Egg Physics Shows How To Protect the Brain Better
News   Jan 20, 2021

What causes brain concussions? Is it direct translational or rotational impact? In a new study, researchers describe studying another system with the same features, an egg, to search for answers.

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Brain Waves Reveal the Signs of a Wandering Mind
News   Jan 20, 2021

Anyone who has tried and failed to meditate knows that our minds are rarely still. But where do they roam? New research led by UC Berkeley has come up with a way to track the flow of our internal thought processes and signal whether our minds are focused, fixated or wandering.

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Gene Variant Identified as Stroke Risk Factor in Elderly Patients
News   Jan 20, 2021

A team of Geisinger researchers has identified a common genetic variant as a risk factor for stroke, especially in patients older than 65.

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Brain Stimulation Alleviates Patient's Long-Term Depression
News   Jan 19, 2021

Scientists have demonstrated a novel personalized neuromodulation approach that – at least in one patient – was able to provide relief from symptoms of severe treatment-resistant depression within minutes.

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