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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
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
A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

A New Powerful Platform to Study the Human Brain

New research shows how scientists were able to create a new animal model that is transforming our understanding of the biology of the human brain and creating new ways to study neurological disorders.

12/5/2014
Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

Blows to Head Can Lead to Dirty Brains

It the latest of a series of studies that are fundamentally changing the way scientists look at neurological disorders, new research shows that traumatic brain injury impairs the brain’s ability to clear waste, leading to the toxic accumulation of proteins and, ultimately, dementia.

12/2/2014
New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

New Understanding of Lethal Brain Infection

A new animal model, which allows scientists to study human cells in the living brain, has shed new light on progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy, a deadly brain infection found in people with compromised immune systems.

11/17/2014