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hearing loss

Drug Could Protect Children from Hearing Loss After Chemo

When cisplatin was first used to treat cancer in the late 70s, it made a big impact. “It was the most extraordinary breakthrough treatment,” says Dr Penelope...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Breakthrough: Brain Metals That May Drive Disease Progression Revealed

Breakthrough in description of metals in brain which may drive the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, made by international research collaboration, including University of...
machine-learning algorithm

Faster Analysis of Medical Images

Medical image registration is a common technique that involves overlaying two images, such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, to compare and analyze anatomical...
Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease

Preventive Treatment for Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Disease

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease is devastating for those affected, as there is still no cure for this type of dementia. One hundred years...
Alzheimer’s disease

Memory Processes Depend on Protein ‘Off-Switch’ – Could Lead to New...

Memory and learning depend on a protein 'off-switch' in the brain - new University of Warwick research Arc protein increases rapidly in the...
hearing aid

A First Step to Tomorrow’s Hearing Aid

This is the first step towards developing a brain-controlled hearing aid. A hearing aid basically enhances all the sounds in our surroundings. This means, for...
cognitive aging

Why People Become More Prone to Distraction with Age

lder adults appear more easily distracted by irrelevant information than younger people when they experience stress or powerful emotions — and a specific network...
Calcium-based MRI sensor

Calcium-Based MRI Sensor Enables More Sensitive Brain Imaging

MIT neuroscientists have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sensor that allows them to monitor neural activity deep within the brain by tracking...
Oriental latrine blowflyvideo

Blowfly Uses Saliva to Keep Cool

On warm days the Oriental latrine blowfly (Chrysomya megacephala) keeps cool by moving a droplet of saliva repeatedly in and out of its buccal...
unwitnessed strokes

Imaging May Allow Safe tPA Treatment of Patients with Unwitnessed Strokes

A study led by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators may lead to a significant expansion in the number of stroke patients who can safely...
neural network

Machine-Learning System Processes Sounds like Humans Do

Using a machine-learning system known as a deep neural network, MIT researchers have created the first model that can replicate human performance on auditory...
brain tumors

USC Viterbi Researchers Help Doctors Burn Away Brain Tumors with Radio-Frequency...

Nearly 80,000 Americans will be diagnosed with a brain tumor this year, according to the American Brain Tumor Association. Many will need major surgery and...
scanner

New Scanner Could Provide Earlier Diagnosis of Dementia

The two ETH particle physicists Jannis Fischer and Max Ahnen are building a brain scanner that is ten times less expensive and much smaller...
brains switch

Feed or Flee: the Brain Cells That Tell Us When to...

Over time, too little food can leave us with stunted growth and an inability to fight off infections. Too much food can lead to...
brain research

Current Brain Research on Mental Illness, Memory and Sleep

Diseases as a result of neurological damage, diseases or retardation cost society a great deal, both in suffering and money. At the Department of...
Migraines

Migraines: “Like an Ice Pick to the Brain”

It's late summer and a breeze drifts across the restaurant patio, where diners are clustered around long tables in bright green chairs that match...
Neural Circuitvideo

Mapping the Neural Circuit Governing Thirst

There are few feelings more satisfying than gulping down water when you are thirsty. But how does your brain know when you are dehydrated...
multiple sclerosis

Potential New Approach to the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

A prospective new method of treating patients with multiple sclerosis has been proposed by researchers of the Mainz University Medical Center working in cooperation...
brain's electrical activity

Seeing the Brain’s Electrical Activity

Neurons in the brain communicate via rapid electrical impulses that allow the brain to coordinate behavior, sensation, thoughts, and emotion. Scientists who want to...
Alzheimer's

Data Detectives Shift Suspicions in Alzheimer’s from Usual Suspect to Inside...

The mass pursuit of a conspicuous suspect in Alzheimer’s disease may have encumbered research success for decades. Now, a new data analysis that has untangled evidence...