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Signs of Alzheimer’s in Blood 17 Years Before Symptoms Begin

A newly developed immuno-infrared sensor allowed researchers to discover biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease in blood samples 17 years before clinical symptoms appeared. The sensory is able to detect the misfolding of amyloid beta.

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Damage to Broca’s Area: Causes, Symptoms, & Rehabilitation Process

Damage to Broca’s area, a small region located in the frontal lobe, can lead to a speech disorder known as Broca’s aphasia or expressive aphasia. Individuals with Broca’s aphasia have difficulty forming words and producing speech but do not struggle with comprehension. The severity of aphasia depends on the severity of the injury to the […]

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Understanding Pontine Stroke: Looking at the Symptoms, Effects, & Recovery Process

The pons is the largest component of the brain stem. When blood flow to the pons becomes interrupted, it causes a pontine stroke or pons stroke. When the disruption is caused by a blood clot in particular, it’s referred to as a pontine infarction or pontine infarct. As signals responsible for the body’s motor control […]

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Lacunar Stroke: Understanding the Causes, Symptoms, and Treatment

A lacunar stroke occurs within the deep parts of the brain, such as the thalamus, basal ganglia, or pons. It is a type of ischemic stroke, which occurs when an artery that supplies blood within the brain becomes blocked by a blood clot. While there are many possible causes, most survivors of lacunar stroke had […]

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Concussion Symptoms in Children May Have Multiple Underlying Causes

Researchers report different types of brain injuries caused by concussions in children may lead to similar symptoms.

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Spinal Stroke: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

When blood flow to the spinal cord is cut off or disrupted, it can result in a spinal stroke. While this condition is rare and only accounts for just over 1% of all strokes, it’s important to understand the signs and risk factors. Furthermore, it’s important to understand how the rehabilitation process works so that […]

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One in Four Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Suffer from Post-Concussive Symptoms

Israeli study finds that one in four children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI) suffer from persistent post-concussive symptoms In a large multi-center retrospective matched cohort study, Israeli scientists recently found that one in four children (25.3%) who have been discharged from the emergency room after a mild head injury suffered from persistent post- concussive […]

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