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Diffusion Through Skull as Route of Delivery for Treatment of Brain Injury and Disease by Posted Mon 05 Aug 2013 8:00pm Description of Invention: Traumatic Brain injury (TBI) often results from head impact and is a major cause of death and disability. Brain injuries vary in severity and can be associated with hemorrhaging, swelling, inflammation, and death of brain tissue. Inventors at NINDS developed a novel approach to treating brain injurie ... Read on »
Could Deep Brain Stimulation be a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Mon 07 May 2012 11:00pm For the study, surgeons implanted a tiny electrode able to deliver a low-grade electrical pulse close to the fornix, a key nerve tract in brain memory circuits. Alzheimer's Reading Room Gwenn Smith This is an interesting Phase 1 study that is designed to establish safety. The current study came about ... Read on »
Delivery of Transthyretin (TTR) across the Blood Brain Barrier as a Treatment for Alzheimer's Disease by Posted Tue 25 May 2010 5:00pm Description of Invention: The invention describes products and methods of treating Alzheimer's disease. Alzheimer's disease is characterized by the formation of amyloid plaques and tangles in areas of the brain critical for learning and memory. The products are a transthyretin and other blood brain barrier impermeable protei ... Read on »
Deep Brain Stimulation effective treatment for Parkinson's disease by Dave W Healthy Living ProfessionalFacebook Posted Fri 09 Dec 2011 3:12am Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a form of neuromodulation that has major potential benefits for treating Parkinson's disease patients and tremorShaking or trembling due to involuntary muscle movements.. Neuromodulation expert and Consultant Neurosurgeon, Mr Keyoumars Ashkan , explains that Parkinson's disea ... Read on »
Breaching The Blood/Brain Barrier To Improve Treatment For Neurodegenerative Diseases by stuart Patient Expert Posted Thu 08 Jul 2010 12:00am June 8, 2010 The University of South Florida's Department of Neurosurgery and Brain Repair has been granted a patent for a cell transplantation procedure combining human umbilical cord blood (HUCB) cells and a sugar-alcohol compound called "mannitol" that may make a big difference in treating life-threatening neurodegenerative diseases such ... Read on »
Differences in brain structure indicate risk for developing Alzheimer's disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 13 Apr 2011 10:18pm Subtle differences in brain anatomy among older individuals with normal cognitive skills may be able to predict both the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease in the following decade and how quickly symptoms of dementia would develop... Alzheimer's Reading Room In their analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) images from two separate stud ... Read on »
Brain Structural Deficits May Contribute to Increased Connections in Brain Regions Implicated in Depression by Dan Lukasik Posted Tue 09 Jul 2013 7:26pm Major depressive disorder is associated with dysregulation of brain regions including the prefrontal cortex and limbic system.  Read the Story Read on »
Death to the diseased brain model is a-comin' by Rossa Forbes Posted Sat 09 Jan 2010 12:00am The hypocrisy of my New Year's resolution to write fewer, but better blogs has been pointed out to me by faithful reader Sister Jane Findlay. She has noted that I haven't missed a day, but thankfully judges that the quality of the writing isn't suffering. Trust a nun to know when good intentions have been cast aside. I will amend my New Year's r ... Read on »
New MRI Technique Measures Brain Structure and Function to Diagnose or Rule Out Alzheimer's Disease by Bob DeMarco Patient Expert Posted Wed 16 Nov 2011 7:44pm The importance of this study should not be underestimated. The ability to rule in (diagnose), or rule out, Alzheimer's disease is critical. A person could present with dementia like symptoms but be suffering from an illness or disease that can be treated. Alzheimer's Reading Room Doctor often diagnose Alzheimer's without an MRI, and mo ... Read on »
Physical Activity Helps to Preserve Brain Structure & Activity by A4M Posted Sat 01 Dec 2012 10:08pm Posted on Nov. 30, 2012, 6 a.m. in Brain and Mental Performance Exercise Activity - image from Shutterstock Previous studies suggest a protective ... Read on »