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Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Brain Swelling Source of Malaria’s Fatal Grip

Malaria is one of the world’s deadliest diseases, claiming a child’s life every minute.   New research, published today in the New England Journal of Medicine, reveals why this preventable and treatable disease is often fatal

3/18/2015 | 0 comments
Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

Neuroprotection for Parkinson’s Remains Elusive

While a new study shows that creatine does not slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease, researchers remain committed to pursuing therapies that may help patients manage the symptoms of the disease for a longer period of time.

2/10/2015 | 2 comments
New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

New Studies Explore Impact of Mercury on the Brain

Two new studies suggest that fatty acids, genetics, and even coffee may influence whether or not mercury has a toxic effect on the brain.

1/21/2015 | 0 comments
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 | 0 comments
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