MDLinx Neuro Brief

Robot arms help stroke survivors, a stinky gas that could protect your brain, and biologists identify the first neurons hit by Alzheimer’s

We’ve got a major breakthrough for you in Alzheimer’s disease research: For the first time ever, a team of scientists has identified which neurons are the first to be affected by the disease, potentially paving the way for therapies to build up neuronal resilience. This week, we also have research suggesting that recent depression diagnoses…

EEG can help ‘talk’ to unresponsive patients, women are being left out of TBI research, and a futuristic drug delivery method could break through the blood-brain barrier

It may sound like something straight out of a sci-fi novel, but we assure you this week’s news of a newly developed nanoparticle drug-delivery system is quite real. The creators suggest the innovation could be three times more effective at crossing the blood-brain barrier than conventional systems. We also have details on the efficacy of…

Drug mix-up could put patients in danger, the cognitive cost of high blood pressure, and smartphones are interfering with treatment

Are you reading this on your cell phone? Well, if you’re prone to headaches, you may want to swing open the laptop instead. This week, we’re looking at the link between migraines and phone use, a potentially embarrassing and dangerous drug mix-up, neuroimaging disparities and—as always—so much more. Neuro Flashback Old MacDonald is beloved for…

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