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Could blood From An Umbilical Cord Hold The Key to Stroke Recovery?

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Researchers at the Houston Methodist Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center are about to undertake a new study to discover whether whole blood from the umbilical cord could be used to help people who have suffered an ischemic stroke. While previous research has looked at the risks involved in using certain types of stem cells from the blood of umbilical cords, this ...

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One step closer to a urine test for early Alzheimer’s

Urine Test

Scientists now believe that we’re one step closer to being able to detect the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease using a simple urine test. Although the research is still in its infancy, it’s hoped that it will soon be possible to develop a non-invasive urine test that will identify the disease before it gets the chance to progress. Based on ...

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How Music and Language Shape Our Brains

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A researcher from Northwestern University in the United States has found a way to measure how our brains make sense of sound, and has suggested that the ability of our brain to process sound is influenced by a variety of things, including learning new languages, playing music, hearing loss and hearing disorders, and even aging. Professor Nina Kraus, director of ...

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How do you Talk to Babies? (“Wike Dis?”) Well, it’s Time to Give their Little Brains More Credit.

How do you Talk to Babies?

Scientists have started to examine the ways in which people talk to babies. Normally, when talking to a small child or infant, we slow our speaking pace, substitute words for less complicated or “cuter” phrases (“tummy” versus “stomach”) and speak in a sing-song voice. We do this to make our words easier for them to understand, because we assume speaking ...

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How Scientists are Mapping the Brain by Researching the Mysteries behind Anesthesia – Part 1

How Scientists are Mapping the Brain

For over a century, doctors have been inducing patients into reversible comas by way of anesthesia. 60,000 people a day undergo general anesthesia in the United States alone. What makes this factoid even more interesting is that scientists are still unsure about just what goes on inside the brain when under the effect of anesthesia. The relation between anesthesia and ...

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Access to Work

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What is Access to Work? If you have a spinal cord injury (SCI), Access to Work can provide practical and financial support to help you overcome barriers to starting or keeping a job.  Access to Work can also give practical advice and guidance to employers, to help them understand your condition and how they can support you in the workplace. ...

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