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Early Wiring of Brain’s “Fear” Centers Could Produce Long-term Consequences

Early Wiring of Brain’s “Fear” Centers Could Produce Long-term Consequences

New research shows that our brains may be hardwired to become sensitive to stressful environments at an early age and, if overstimulated, this may contribute to anxiety disorders and even psychotic syndromes later in life.

3/18/2016
Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

Hope, Hype, and Wishful Thinking

In a perspective piece appearing in the journal Cell Stem Cell, URMC neurologist Steve Goldman, M.D., Ph.D., lays out the current state of affairs with respect to stem cell medicine and how close we are to new therapies for neurological disorders.

2/22/2016
Study Establishes International Standards for Stroke Outcomes

Study Establishes International Standards for Stroke Outcomes

A new study by an international team of researchers has established a set of outcome measures that assess a patient’s quality of life after a stroke.

12/21/2015
NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

NASA Grant Will Explore Impact of Space Travel on the Brain

Kerry O'Banion, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded $1.8 million from NASA to study whether extended deep space travel places astronauts at risk for neuro-degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.

11/12/2015
New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

New Study Focuses on HIV Care in Africa

A new $2.9 million grant will seek to better understand the risk and potential negative drug interactions experienced by people living with HIV-associated seizures in Africa.

10/30/2015