Neuroscience in the News

In the wake of the suicide of football player Junior Seau, some have wondered if he suffered from depression. Neurologist Walter Bradley discusses the potential damage football does to the brain.
  • 03 May 2012
  • The Washington Post
Doctors, led by Kings College and Oxford surgeons, restore rudimentary monochrome vision to trial patients.
  • 03 May 2012
  • The Guardian
Elizabeth S. Spelke studies infants and toddlers to understand how the brain works by determining what, if anything, humans are born knowing.
  • 01 May 2012
  • New York Times
Learning a second language can boost brain power, scientists believe.
  • 01 May 2012
  • BBC
Researchers have identified a component of pigeons' magnetic compass.
  • 27 Apr 2012
  • The Guardian
Animal research is at the point of delivering better ways to diagnose Alzheimer’s which may lead, importantly, to early diagnosis.
  • 26 Apr 2012
  • Understanding Animal Research
Surgical intervention is grossly underutilized in epilepsy patients who do not receive relief from drug treatment.
  • 25 Apr 2012
  • Los Angeles Times
“There are detectable changes in the brain even before symptoms appear,” like memory loss or other changes in cognitive function resulting from repeated blows to the head, Dr. Bernick said.
  • 24 Apr 2012
  • New York Times
A new study shows that chronic use of cocaine ages key parts of the brain at an accelerated rate.
  • 24 Apr 2012
  • Huffington Post
A new animal study shows how big of an effect sleep apnea has on the brain's arteries, which could put a person at risk for stroke.
  • 24 Apr 2012
  • Huffington Post
Neurologist develops individualized plans for patients who don't respond to conventional drug therapies.
  • 23 Apr 2012
  • Wall Street Journal
Consuming flavonoid-rich foods and beverages like berries, nuts, herbs, and red wine may significantly cut your risk of Parkinson’s disease, according to a recent study.
  • 23 Apr 2012
  • FOX News

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