High School Football and Risk of Neurodegeneration: A Community-Based Study

submitted by: WentzMR
Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Assistant Professor of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the April 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings which finds no increased incidences of Dementia, ALS, or Parkinson's disease in persons who played high school football from the mid-1940's to the mid-1950's. Although this is excellent news for that population, further studies are needed to corroborate results in more recent high school sports participants, given the...

Brain Cancer Basics and Hope through Research

submitted by: mdanderson
Amy Heimberger, M.D., Associate Professor in the Department Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, discusses the basics, history and the incidence of brain cancer. She is joined by Gail Goodwin, MD Anderson employee and brain cancer survivor, and Lanie Rose, founder of Run for the Rose (annual run raising funds for brain cancer research) for an engaging discussion about new advances in brain cancer research and how there is hope for more long-term brain cancer...

Video Tip of the Week: New Genetic Testing Registry (GTR) Resource

submitted by: OpenHelix

For more information, see our blog post at http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=11439. In this movie we compare the new GTR resource from NCBI to other clinical resources that you may already be using, to answer why you may want to use the GTR.

Brain activation induced by dentine hypersensitivity pain–an fMRI study

submitted by: mike214
Aim: Dentine hypersensitivity (DH) is characterized by a short, sharp pain arising from exposed dentin. Most published literature reports on peripheral neural aspects of this pain condition. The current investigation focused on differential cerebral activity elicited by stimulation of sensitive and insensitive teeth by means of natural air stimuli. Materials and Methods: Five graded stimulus strengths were randomly applied by means of a multi-injector air jet delivery system, each...
Authors: Michael Meier, Michael Brügger, Dominik Ettlin, Roger Luechinger, Ashley Barlow, Jäncke Lutz, Lutz Kai

Video tip of the week: Highlights [heh] of the Cannabis browser

submitted by: OpenHelix

An introduction to the Cannabis genome browser. For the paper and links, visit http://blog.openhelix.eu/?p=11320 .

Part 3: Translational Neuroscience of Excessive Daytime Sleepiness (EDS), Fatigue and Hypersomnia.

submitted by: torabi_m
M.Torabi Nami MD, PhDc, Department of Neuroscience, Institute for Cognitive Science Studies (ICSS), Tehran 15948 Iran, Torabi_m@iricss.org , Sleepiness, tiredness and fatigue are complaints which must be thoroughly analyzed to eliminate blur and ambiguity. Physiological sleepiness (“sleep pressure”) increases while being awake and additionally underlies the circadian rhythm with a lower threshold to fall asleep during night time. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is considered...