Neurology
Portable, dry brain monitoring system in the offing

Portable, dry brain monitoring system in the offing

New York: In their bid to get brain monitoring out of the lab, scientists have developed the world’s first portable and dry wearable brain activity monitoring system that is comparable to the state-of-the-art equipment found in research laboratories. more

Marijuana derivative can safely reduce epilepsy seizures

Marijuana derivative can safely reduce epilepsy seizures

New York: A medical marijuana derivative was found safe and effective in reducing the frequency of seizures in most children and young adults enrolled in a year-long study led by epilepsy specialists in the US. more

Parent-led autism therapy benefits Indian kids

Parent-led autism therapy benefits Indian kids

London: Parent-led intervention has been found promising in helping children suffering from autism in India and Pakistan initiate communication with their parents, a new study says. more

Crucial brain chemical made from human stem cells

Crucial brain chemical made from human stem cells

New York: Using stem cells, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a specialised nerve cell that makes serotonin, a signalling chemical with a broad role in the brain. more

Aspirin component holds promise for treating Alzheimer’s

Aspirin component holds promise for treating Alzheimer’s

New York: A component of aspirin can block a cell death associated with neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Huntington’s disease, a new study says. more

Blood test soon to detect Alzheimer’s

Blood test soon to detect Alzheimer’s

New York: Researchers from the New Jersey-based Rowan University are close to developing a blood test that can accurately detect the presence of Alzheimer’s disease. more

Non-invasive ‘brain palpation’ may detect Alzheimer’s

Non-invasive ‘brain palpation’ may detect Alzheimer’s

London: The brain cannot be palpated without using a highly invasive procedure, but researchers have now developed a noninvasive brain imaging method using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) that provides the same information as physical palpation. more

Brain-computer interface enables paralysed man to walk

Brain-computer interface enables paralysed man to walk

Washington: Novel brain-computer interface technology created by University of California, Irvine researchers has allowed a man with complete paralysis in both legs (paraplegia) to walk for a short distance. more

Two genes unlock potential for treatment of schizophrenia

Two genes unlock potential for treatment of schizophrenia

Singapore: Research led by scientists from Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) has linked the abnormal behaviour of two genes (BDNF and DTNBP1) to the underlying cause of schizophrenia. These findings have provided a new target for schizophrenia treatment. more

3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

3D-printed guide helps regrow complex nerves after injury

Washington: A national team of researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. The groundbreaking research has the potential to help more than 200,000 people annually who experience nerve injuries or disease. more