Tag Archives: Brain

Glioblastoma: Remission Rather Than Progression

For the first time American neurosurgeons have employed genetically modified T cells in the treatment of a solid tumour. One patient with recurrent and multifocal glioblastoma ended up being in remission for about seven months. more...

Glioblastoma: A Deadly Duet

Glioblastomas are, in spite of intensive treatment using surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, incurable. However a recently discovered mechanism could offer a new drug target. This is because tumour growth is accelerated by two mutually reinforcing genes. more...

Brain is free for the thinking prosthesis

The use of prostheses is limited generally to the replacement of the function of limbs. A new development by U.S. researchers is the neuroprosthesis. They should be able to restore lost cognitive abilities. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

Epilepsy: More clarity thanks to EEG cuddling

Flexible sensors not only play an important role in electronics, but also adapt to the contours of the human body. They also record brain waves more finely than ever before. The first in-vivo experiments have yielded unexpected results. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

One serving of depression with Mayo, please

Dietary fats affect not only physical, but also mental health. Data show that unhealthy fats like trans fats significantly increase the risk of depression. Unsaturated fatty acids have, however, neuroprotective effects. more...

Article by Birgit Frohn

Thoughts are free… -ly readable

Neuroscientists look into human brains with an increasing fascination. Now we have the most impressive evidence so far that functional MRI does not only color thoughts but also reads them - at least a little bit. more...

Article by Philipp Graetzel

Migraine: Aura nibbling at the Cerebellum

Suffering  from migraine is punishment abundant enough. Migraine patients whose pain attacks are heralded by an aura – mostly visual disturbances – might get problems of an even different nature because their type of migraine is associated with brain lesions. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

The Axons of Evil

When brain areas have decided on corporate tasks they discharge their action potential mostly synchronically. Their connective axes are not only made for data exchange – they also work as a gateway for Alzheimer & friends. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

A Nap with the Scalpel

Whoever does not give his or her brain some rest on a regular basis has to be aware of blackouts. There are various ways to achieve longer "mileage": Coffee, power pills or even better the "cat-nap"? But in general there is always this one question: Just how dangerous more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Smoking makes stupid

Are smokers deaf and dumb of they can't stop despite knowing about the risks for the health? The reverse seems to come closer to the truth: Smoking itself damages ears and brain in the long run. To avoid an early decay it is always worth it to stop the vice even in a more...

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