PATIENT IN VEGETATIVE STATE FOR 15 YEARS SHOWS SIGNS OF CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER VNS

In a world first, a man who has been in a vegetative state for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after vagal nerve stimulation...
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RESEARCHERS AT MIT FIND NEW WAY TO ELECTRICALLY STIMULATE BRAIN TISSUE WITHOUT OPENING THE SKULL

For the last twenty-years deep brain stimulation (DBS) has been used to treat Parkinson’s Disease...
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FEMALES MAY TAKE LONGER TO RECOVER FROM BRAIN INJURIES THAN THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS

Scientists have understood for more than a decade that female athletes sustain concussions at a higher rate than males when playing sports such as football, basketball and cricket...
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AI CAN PREDICT WHO WILL DEVELOP ALZHEIMER’S 10 YEARS BEFORE CLINICAL SYMPTOMS APPEAR

A new artificial intelligence machine can identify changes in the brains of people most likely to get Alzheimer’s disease ten-years before doctors can diagnose from symptoms alone....
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Exoskeletons in Rehabilitation – Great Advance or Expensive Waste?

For any Rehab Centre, Hospital or Clinic investing in an exoskeleton there is a huge amount to consider. Can the system help us meet the therapy goals of our clients?...
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New Evidence that Links Lower Serotonin Levels to Dementia

John Hopkins University School of Medicine have published a study that links evidence of lower levels of serotonin transports, to the brain scans of people with mild loss of thought and memory ability....
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3D Printing: The New Era?

Only ten-years-ago, the concept of using 3D printing to print parts of the human body was something better left to the likes of Ridley Scott and James Cameron - that is to say, utter science-fiction. Now,...
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Neurons that Control Brain's Body Clock Identified

The same neurons that produce dopamine have also been identified as also controlling the circadian centre of the brain, or the “body clock”. ...
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World First: Most Detailed Scan of the Brain's Internal Wiring Produced

Cardiff University's Brain Research Imaging Centre and Siemens engineers have developed the world’s most complete and detailed mapping of the brain’s internal wiring using technology linked to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machines....
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Specialist Neurorehabilitation Helps Mum Alisha get Life Back on Track

See how the Brain Injury Rehabilitation Trust’s flexible approach to rehabilitation – day sessions, residential and outreach - helped Alisha get family life back on track after her brain injury....
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The Encephalitis Society @ European Neuro Convention

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. Inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious encephalitis); or through the immune system attacking the brain (post-infectious/autoimmune encephalitis)....
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European Neuro Convention 2017 Highlights

This year’s European Neuro Convention brought an amplitude of neuro practitioners to ExCeL, London for the sole purpose of viewing and testing state-of-the-art technology that helps them stay at the forefront of neuro innovation....
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