Friday, February 16, 2018
Genes that affect dopamine pathways may predict recovery from traumatic brain injury
A "risk score" based on five specific genes shows potential for personalizing therapy to maximize quality of life after TBI, says Mark Linsenmeyer, MD.
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Zika may not be the only virus to cause brain damage in fetuses
New studies show West Nile and Powassan viruses can cause brain damage and fetal death in mice. Carolyn Coyne, PhD, urges monitoring of pregnant women where mosquitoes carry these flaviviruses.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Months-long cognitive impairment seen after knee replacement in patients over 60
"It was surprising to observe such significant effects of orthopedic surgery on the human brain," says Haiqing Huang, PhD, co-lead author of the study in the Journal of Alzheimer's Disease.