Tag Archives: Brain

Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. Such buildup is central to the pathology of three related diseases: inclusion body myopathy (IBM),… Read More »

Major Depression Treated with Transcranial Alternating Current Brain Stimulation

March 12th, 2019 Editors Psychiatry, Rehab There are implantable devices out there that are very effective at treating depression in a lot of patients. These look like pacemakers and they have electrical leads stretching out, usually, to the vagus nerve, and there are transcranial direct stimulation devices with electrodes placed directly onto the brain. Of… Read More »

ITV producer who was left brain damaged after eating nuts is finally home FIVE YEARS later

ITV producer who was left brain damaged, paralysed and blind after eating nuts is finally home following FIVE YEARS in hospital Amy May Shead had an anaphylactic shock after eating just one mouthful of nuts Went into cardiac arrest and her brain was starved of oxygen for six minutes Confined to a wheelchair, is partially… Read More »

Medical News Today: This form of brain training may help treat severe schizophrenia

New research has revealed that targeted cognitive training can successfully reduce cognitive impairment in treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Altering certain neural pathways may improve cognitive ability in people with treatment-resistant schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is one of the 15 leading causes of disability globally. In the United States, this condition affects more than 3 million people. Symptoms of schizophrenia… Read More »