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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Brain Research: Predict people at risk of schizophrenia ♦ Game changer for Parkinson's ♦ Breaking through the blood-brain barrier

Hacked Kinect controller game changer for Parkinson's Microsoft's Kinect games controller has been hacked by researchers to relieve one of the most distressing symptoms of Parkinson's - freezing of gait. Many patients are afflicted by freezing of gait when suddenly, in mid-stride, the muscles freeze and they are left unable to move forward or they simply fall over.
Breaking through the blood-brain barrier The bacteria that sneak past the brain's defenses to cause deadly bacterial meningitis are clever adversaries. New research investigates the molecular tricks bacteria use to convince their host that they are harmless and cause
First cancer-promoting oncogenes discovered in rare brain tumor of children and adults Researchers have identified three genes that play a pivotal role in the brain tumor choroid plexus carcinoma, a discovery that lays the groundwork for more effective treatment of this rare, often fatal cancer
Advanced MRI scans could help predict people at risk of schizophrenia Scientists have long known that the symptoms of schizophrenia are partly explained by disordered connectivity in the brain. Now new scanning methods that map the wiring of the brain could provide a valuable new tool to predict people at risk of schizophrenia, according to a new study

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