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Brain Trivia: Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in the United States

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Brain problems can linger months after ICU stay

Critically-ill people who end up spending days in an intensive care unit (ICU) often develop thinking and memory problems, according to a new study. Read article

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Stem cells help repair traumatic brain injury by building a “biobridge”

Univ. of South Florida researchers have suggested a new view of how stem cells may help repair the brain following trauma. Read article

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Small brain biopsies can be used to grow large numbers of patient’s own brain cells

A group of really brainy scientists have moved closer to growing “therapeutic” brain cells in the laboratory that can be re-integrated back into patients’ brains to treat a wide range of neurological conditions. Read article

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Brain Damage Caused by Drinking Alcohol Could Be Reversed by Aerobic Exercise

Remarkably, a large body of new research has revealed that aerobic exercise not only builds muscle, it builds brain tissue. Read article

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Celebrity Dancer Who Suffered Series Of Aneurysms Helps Others Get Back On Their Feet

After a long road to recovery, a celebrity dancer who suffered a series of aneurysms is helping others get back on their feet. Read article

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Brain scans reveal which ‘vegetative’ patients are alert, trapped in bodies

Canadian researchers report in a study showing it’s possible to use MRI brain scans to establish communication with people who seem completely unconscious. Read article

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Aid Stroke Recovery

Magnetic stimulation of the brain appears to help speed recovery of speech and language in stroke survivors, a small new study finds. Read article

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Concussion patients show Alzheimer’s-like brain abnormalities

The distribution of white matter brain abnormalities in some patients after mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) closely resembles that found in early Alzheimer’s dementia, according to a new study published online in the journal Radiology. Read article

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Low Doses of THC (Cannabis) Can Halt Brain Damage, Study Suggests

Prof. Yosef Sarne of Tel Aviv University’s Adelson Center for the Biology of Addictive Diseases at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine says that the drug has neuroprotective qualities as well. He has found that extremely low doses of THC — … Continue reading

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