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Scientists found a way to penetrate the tough shell-like membrane encasing opossum embryos to create the world’s first genetically engineered marsupials.
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Vagus nerve stimulation, in conjunction with physical therapy, could help stroke patients recover more movement.
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Emerging research suggests that even mild hits to the head may damage the tiny lymphatic vessels that clear toxic chemicals and cellular debris from the brain.
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A quick blow to the head could cause lasting issues in the brain.
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Hemispatial neglect — the loss of awareness of one side of the body — is common in stroke victims.
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Strokes, confusion, and loss of smell have left neuroscientists worried about what the novel coronavirus means for the nervous system.
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Smelling salts can revive someone who fainted, and some athletes have been spotted taking a whiff during games. How does this centuries-old treatment work?
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When the body’s temperature begins to rise, the brain’s health is on the line.
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And other neuroscience news for the week of April 27, 2020.
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The nerve fibers sensing touch, pain, and heat bundle together before entering the spinal cord.
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A strong blow or rough rocking of the head can cause the brain to impact with the skull, resulting in traumatic brain injury.
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Autopsies of American football players’ brains built our current understanding of the hazards associated with repeated blows to the head.
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