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The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

The Link Between Spinal Cord Injuries and Brain Damage

Until recently, most of the research on spinal cord injuries (SCI) has failed to focus on the effects of spinal cord damage on brain function. Researchers at the University of Maryland Medical School (UM SOM) are now discovering that SCI can produce extensive and continuous brain inflammation, leading to nerve cell damage and cognitive complications. Unfortunately, little research has been ...

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The Brain of an Addict

The Brain of an Addict

Studies have shown that prolonged drug abuse can actually alter the physical and chemical structures of the brain, and even produce a brain disorder, called addiction or dependence. Drug addiction is distinguished by a pathological longing for drugs to the point where a want becomes a need. Seeking out drugs and taking drugs evolve into activities that take up a ...

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