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Scientists shrink stroke damage in mice by calming immune cells outside brain

brain after a stroke, could meaningfully treat the stroke even days after it takes place, said Katrin Andreasson, MD, professor of neurology and neurological sciences. Such an approach may be preferable because the immune cells in question uniquely express, on their surfaces, a molecule that acts as an inflammatory loudspeaker. Turning down its volume softens the… Read More »

This Is What Your Brain Looks Like with PTSD

alexkich/Shutterstock Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is distressingly common: The nonprofit organization PTSD United notes that “70 percent of adults in the United States have experienced some type of traumatic event at least once in their lives.” And the condition seems to bring about permanent changes in how the brain functions, say researchers. PTSD is… Read More »

People with Traumatic Brain Injury, Who Often Lose Empathy, Can Regain It with Treatment

Dawn Neumann, IUPUI Most people can easily determine when a loved one is feeling sad or anxious. This recognition will often trigger the person to offer a comforting gesture or even have a contagious emotional reaction, causing them to also feel sad or anxious, too. These important actions are referred to as emotion recognition and… Read More »