Thursday, 14 November, 2019

Category: The Brain & Genetics

Brain Proteins Tangle With Just One Head Injury

Brain Proteins Tangle With Just One Head Injury

A single serious knock to the skull could be all it takes to develop the nerve damage thought to be responsible for neurodegenerative conditions like Alzheimer’s disease, according to a recent study. Most research into the neurological impact of head trauma has focussed on repeated damage, like that experienced by sports fighters or footballers; often,

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Brain Scans Discover Consciousness In Coma Patients

Brain Scans Discover Consciousness In Coma Patients

Some patients that become unresponsive following a significant brain injury retain a degree of ‘hidden consciousness’ and are more likely to make a recovery, neurologists at Columbia University have found. The team used specially designed computer software to analyse standard electroencephalography (EEG) data collected from 104 unresponsive patients to search

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