BIDMC Scientists Develop Antibody to Treat Traumatic Brain InjuryResearchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) have published a new study that explains how Traumatic brain injuries lead to two types of dementia, but have also developed a new antibody that can be used to treat it before it causes widespread brain damage.
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Control Parkinson’s SymptomsA surgical procedure that involves implanting electrodes in the brain is helping some patients with control their symptoms after medications stop working.
Ending the Stigma of Mental IllnessThere is something mysterious about mental illness. it is a master at disguise. Its nebulous nature creates a lot of mystery and with that, fantasies and stereotypes.
How Sleep Nurtures Your BrainGetting the proper amount of sleep each night doesn’t just help us operate at peak efficiency the next day — it also nurtures the brain itself.
From Song to SpeechIt’s been a long road for Laurel. If you didn’t know her history, you’d never guess that when she was just 11 years old, she suffered a massive stroke that destroyed most of the left side of her brain.
A Personal Trainer For Your BrainYes, you can train your brain! Which is great news for those of us who can’t remember where we left our keys, forget important appointments, or perhaps still suffer the effects of a concussion.
Spinal Cord Stimulation: Improved Treatment Helps Relieve Chronic PainPain sufferers are turning to a treatment that uses a device implanted beneath the skin to send electrical signals to the spinal cord to control chronic pain.
How Sleep Nurtures Your BrainGetting the proper amount of sleep each night doesn't just help us operate at peak efficiency the next day... it also nurtures the brain itself.
Tips To Ward Off Memory ProblemsContrary to popular belief, Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia are not natural consequences of growing old.
New Marker May Help Diagnose Parkinson's Disease in Early StagesParkinson’s disease, which affects more than 1 million individuals throughout the United States, often arises slowly and without early warning signs.
Stroke Strikes Growing Number Of Young AdultsStroke has traditionally been thought to strike older individuals. But now a new study in the Lancet medical journal shows a growing number of young and middle-aged adults being affected by it.
Does Weather Trigger Headaches?There has been little scientific evidence to back up the assertions of headache sufferers attributing their pain to the weather. Now, a study of more than 7,000 patients, led by researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center provides some of the first large-scale data on how environmental conditions influence headache pain.