Saturday, 21 September, 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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Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Faster Diagnosis From Transformational Gene Project

Scientists in Cambridge have completed the world’s largest gene sequencing project in healthcare – which brings the hope of better understanding of diseases and faster diagnosis. People with rare diseases, their family members and cancer patients took part. Genomics England described the project as “transformational in what it  means to society and

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