Tuesday, December 29, 2009

NFL partners with brain injury study

The NFL is creating a partnership with researchers at Boston University who are studying the longterm effects of brain injuries on players, the Associated Press reported.

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Comparing US healthcare costs with Europe

Buzz, Indiana, US:"One day, back in 1992, I started feeling pain in my lower back, below the kidney and a gurgling feeling. I went to a local community hospital and the doctors examined me and indicated that I was having a heart attack.
"The doctors decided that if I were to survive I would need a heart transplant. I was then put on the top of a list for transplant recipients in the mid-west region. Within a couple of days, fortunately, I was able to get a heart and I had wonderful treatment at all three hospitals.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Bury Speakeasy

Early speech therapy benefits stroke patients significantly

In an Australian first, a joint project between Curtin University of Technology and the State Health Research Advisory Council (SHRAC) has shown that early intense therapy can significantly benefit the communication recovery of stroke patients....more...

MICARDIS receives Health Canada approval to reduce the risk of non-fatal stroke

New treatment option will reduce cardiovascular risk for the up-to-44 per cent of patients who cannot tolerate ACE inhibitors

MICARDIS(R) (telmisartan) has received Health Canada approval to reduce the risk of non-fatal stroke or non-fatal myocardial infarction in..Next..

Friday, December 18, 2009

Words, Gestures Translated by Same Brain Regions

The brain regions that have been recognized as a center where words are decoded also are important in interpreting gestures, according to new research funded by the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The findings suggest these regions may play a broader role in interpreting symbols than previously thought ..Next..

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Injured boy's mom wants helmet laws for skiers, snowboarders

VANCOUVER – Karen Condon's world turned upside down on Feb. 20, 2007, when a snowboard went through her son's skull, shattering it like a cracked eggshell...Next...

Monday, December 14, 2009

Make Strokes Less Deadly with This Vitamin

Having a stroke is a definite life crisis. But what if you could reduce the chances that it'll be deadly?
Enter vitamin D. New research is suggesting that vitamin D may help reduce a person's risk of dying from a stroke -- by as much as 50 percent!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Help Us Celebrate Our 25th anniversary in 2009 and 2010!

With one mission and one voice, National Stroke Association has been an active participant in fighting stroke

in America since 1984. By designing and implementing programs that provide education and support to carry

on after a stroke, to support stroke research and to help prevent strokes across the country, National Stroke

Association has been integral in continuing the fight against stroke for 25 years! Next...

Ask the Expert: Help for Undiagnosed Brain Injury

The resources and interventions suggested above will help with this. Person-

centered planning is a process for helping individuals with TBI move on in

their lives by focusing on what it is they want in life and on the steps needed

to get there.Next...

New research to aid stroke victims

December 8, 2009
Stroke-damaged brains could be repaired using adult stem cells from teeth, a

leading stroke physician says.

Associate professor Simon Koblar, from the University of Adelaide and

Adelaide's Queen Elizabeth Hospital, is leading a research project that

suggests dental pulp stem cells extracted from teeth may prove far more beneficial for brain repair than other stem cells.Next...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Brain wave recognition of words

Electrical and magnetic brain waves of seven subjects under three experimental conditions were recorded for the purpose of recognizing which one of seven words was processed. The analysis consisted of averaging over trials to create prototypes and test samples, to both of which Fourier transforms were applied, followed by filtering and an inverse transformation to the time domain. Next...

Man controls cybernetic hand with thoughts

European scientists have successfully built a brain-controlled bionic hand that could be used to kill or maim hundreds of humans in the coming robot versus humans' civil war. Or, far more admirably, allow amputees to feel hand sensations and manipulate their limb--via the brain--as if it were still there.

Pierpaolo Petruzziello--who lost his arm under the elbow in a car crash several years ago--has done just that, Italy's University Campus Bio-Medico of Rome<
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Thursday, December 3, 2009

How our brains build social worlds

How can such behaviour be explained in terms of 

neuroscience? We think that two people performing

together in this way are best described as a single,

complex system rather than as two systems interacting.

We also believe the same kinds of description should be

applied generally to the brain activity that occurs 

when two people interact, because their brains also
become a single complex system.  Next...