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Thursday, March 19, 2015

Brain Research:Repairing the cerebral cortex ♦ Brain waves predict our risk for insomnia ♦ Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous + more

Repairing the cerebral cortex: It can be done  An important step in the area of cell therapy has been taken by scientists: repairing the cerebral cortex of the adult mouse using a graft of cortical neurons derived from embryonic stem cells. These results also suggest that damaged circuits can be restored only by using neurons of the same type as the damaged area. Continue Reading
Brain waves predict our risk for insomnia  There may not yet be a cure for insomnia, but researchers are a step closer to predicting who is most likely to suffer from it. Researchers note that we should all keep abiding by the habits already acknowledged to promote a good night's sleep Continue Reading  
Scientists make surprising finding in stroke research  Scientists have made an important new discovery about the brain’s immune system that could lead to potential new treatments for stroke and other related conditions Continue Reading
New images of the brain show the forgetful side effect of frequent recall A new study has shown how intentional recall is beyond a simple reawakening of a memory; and actually leads us to forget other competing experiences that interfere with retrieval. Quite simply, the very act of remembering may be one of the major reasons why we forget Continue Reading
Are antipsychotic drugs more dangerous to dementia patients ?  Drugs aimed at quelling the behavior problems of dementia patients may also hasten their deaths more than previously realized, a new study finds. The research adds more troubling evidence to the case against antipsychotic drugs as a treatment for the delusions, hallucinations, agitation and aggression that many people with Alzheimer's disease and other dementias experience. Continue Reading

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