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  • Scientists track down possible new treatment for epilepsy September 26, 2016
    Increasing the concentration of specific fats in the brain could suppress epileptic seizures, ground-breaking new research shows. On the basis of this discovery, scientists were able to completely suppress epileptic seizures in fruit flies.
  • Enzyme hyaluronidase shows promise as treatment for muscle stiffness caused by brain injury September 26, 2016
    A naturally occurring enzyme called hyaluronidase may be an effective alternative treatment for spasticity, or muscle stiffness, a disabling condition in people who have had a stroke or other brain injury, researchers report.
  • What happens when the brain is artificially stimulated? September 26, 2016
    Stimulating the brain via electricity or other means may help ease symptoms of various neurological and psychiatric disorders, with the method already used to treat conditions from epilepsy to depression. But what really happens when doctors zap the brain?
  • New hope in fight against aggressive, often hard to treat brain tumor September 23, 2016
    A potential way of stopping one of the most aggressive types of brain tumor from spreading has now been identified by researchers, which could lead the way to better patient survival. Glioblastoma is one of the most common types of malignant brain tumors in adults. They are fast growing and can spread easily. The tumor […]
  • Brain to robot: 'Move, please' September 21, 2016
    Using the power of thought to control a robot that helps to move a paralysed hand: new research could fundamentally change the therapy and daily lives of stroke patients.