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Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

Blood Test for Brain Injury Faces Hurdles

The brain’s unique process for removing waste may thwart efforts to create a blood test that can be used to quickly screen for brain injury.

1/13/2015
U.S. Lead in Medical R&D Threatened

U.S. Lead in Medical R&D Threatened

A new study out today in the Journal of the American Medical Association warns that the U.S. may soon relinquish its title as global leader in medical innovation unless current trends, which have seen U.S. biomedical research funding fall in real terms by 16 percent since 2004, are reversed.

1/13/2015
Alzheimer’s Study Results Considered Revolutionary

Alzheimer’s Study Results Considered Revolutionary

A study led by the University of Rochester has landed on Neurology Today’s top ten list of the most revolutionary research of 2014. 

1/12/2015
In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

In Teen Pregnancy, Added Sugar Boosts Fat in Fetus

A recent study shows that the amount of added sugar teen mothers consume during pregnancy affects the body composition of their babies. Previous research suggests that this could lead to long-term health problems like obesity, hypertension and diabetes.  

12/22/2014 | 1 comment
Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Low-levels of BPA Change Developing Brains

Researchers found that exposing very young mouse pups to low levels of bishphenol-A or BPA, a chemical compound that gives plastics their sturdy nature, can impair their brains’ adaptability. 

12/8/2014 | 2 comments