Tag: brain

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Research slims down deep brain implants, potentially unlocking new treatment methods for neurological illnesses

When it comes to sticking something into your brain, smaller is usually better.


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Virginia Tech brain researchers invited to attend first VirginiaBrainRX symposium in Richmond

The development of drugs to treat brain illnesses such as depression, Alzheimer’s disease, and brain cancer is a crucial but challenging task.


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UVA discovery among 2015’s biggest, say Scientific American, Science

A discovery about the human brain made at the UVA School of Medicine is being hailed as one of 2015’s scientific breakthroughs by numerous year-end lists.


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UVA brain discovery named finalist for Science’s Breakthrough of the Year

A major discovery about the human brain made at the UVA School of Medicine has been named a finalist for Breakthrough of the Year by Science.


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First-of-their-kind dopamine measurements in the human brain reveal new insights into how we learn

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have reported measurements of dopamine release with unprecedented temporal precision in the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease.


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VCU-developed smartphone app validated for use in diagnosis of brain condition

A smartphone application developed by a Virginia Commonwealth University researcher has been validated for use by physicians to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy, a common brain condition in people with liver cirrhosis.


Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists make surprising discovery about visual connections in the brain

Neuroscientists know that some connections in the brain are pruned through neural development. Function gives rise to structure, according to the textbooks. But scientists at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute have discovered that the textbooks might be wrong.


Missing link found between brain, immune system: With major disease implications

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have determined that the brain is directly connected to the immune system by vessels previously thought not to exist.


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Scientists embark on expedition to Antarctica to study temperature effects on the brain

A team of scientists with the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute will travel to Antarctica to find out, for the first time, how rising temperatures affect the brains and hearts of the icefish – and what it means for the rest of the world.


Wearable device slows deadly brain tumors, clinical trial finds

A wearable device that emits low-level electrical fields can slow the progression of glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer, and extend patients’ lifespans, a major clinical trial at the University of Virginia School of Medicine and more than 80 other institutions has found.


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Randy Forbes: The heroes behind our heroes

Andrea Sawyer of Colonial Heights, VA, takes her husband to all of his medical appointments as often as three or four times a week.


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Virginia Tech scientists developing two-minute test for autism spectrum disorder

Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute scientists have developed a brain-imaging technique that may be able to identify children with autism spectrum disorder in just two minutes.


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Peace, Pies & Prophets!

When you think of a play and a pie auction, you’ve got Ted & Company’s Peace, Pies & Prophets! Please join us as Ted Swartz and Tim Ruebke tickle our funny bones and stimulate our brain cells.


The new skinny on dietary fat

Going “fat-free” might seem like an effective, safe way to lose weight when considering that fat contains nine calories per gram, compared to four calories per gram in carbohydrates and proteins.


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Protein ID’d as possible universal therapeutic target for multiple infections, including Ebola

A protein called GRP78 could be a universal therapeutic target for treating human diseases like brain cancer, Ebola, Influenza, Hepatitis and superbug bacteria such as MRSE and MRSA, according to a Virginia Commonwealth University-led pre-clinical study published this month in the Journal of Cellular Physiology.


Earth Talk: Avoiding harmful food additives

More than 10,000 food additives are approved for use in the U.S., despite potential health implications. Some are “direct additives” deliberately formulated into processed food; others are “indirect,” that is, finding their way into food during processing, storage or packaging.


Class of 2014: Employee of 27 years to earn her fourth Virginia Tech degree

A Virginia Tech classified staff employee for 27 years, Peggy Quesenberry has fully capitalized on Virginia Tech’s tuition waiver benefit for employees–having received four degrees in that time.


Press Conference: Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden

Washington Redskins coach Jay Gruden talks with reporters on Wednesday. The Redskins (3-10) play the New York Giants (4-9) on Sunday.


UVA to determine best drug to stop potentially deadly seizures

Researchers at the UVA School of Medicine are launching a major clinical trial to determine the best medication to save people from potentially deadly prolonged seizures known as status epilepticus.


Puzzles Galore at Waynesboro Senior Center

Waynesboro Senior Center members Juanita J., Frances C., Mary T. and Gene S. finish “The Four Seasons,” one of several puzzles members have worked on over the past few months.


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Virginia Tech scientist digs into poison resistance in snakes

The rough-skinned newt is easily one of the most toxic animals on the planet, yet the common garter snake routinely eats it.


Another perspective on Brittany Maynard

God forbid I ever have to face what Brittany Maynard had to face, whether to end her life on her terms or endure a certain, painful death as her inoperable brain tumor ran its course.


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Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorse Sen. Mark Warner

Veterans and Military Families for Progress endorses Senator Mark Warner in the upcoming Virginia United States Senate election.


UVA neurosurgeon leads partnership for safer high-tech surgery

In an initiative coordinated by UVA neurological surgeon Jason Sheehan, the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the American Society for Radiation Oncology are developing a first-of-its-kind patient registry in order to establish national benchmarks for stereotactic radiosurgery.


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Six months to live: How would you deal with it?

I just read the heartbreaking first-person account of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old newlywed who in April was told that the cause of her months of progressively worsening headaches was caused by a brain tumor, and that even with aggressive treatment she may only have six months to live.


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Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery announces Hartzler, Blosser as certified brain injury specialists

Crossroads to Brain Injury Recovery is pleased to announce that two employees are now Certified Brain Injury Specialists.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.


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Three arrested in Waynesboro heroin sting

The Waynesboro Police Department has arrested three men for heroin distribution after an ongoing investigation that is part of a larger local effort aimed at destroying a growing distribution network.


Play with Puzzles and Perception at the Science Museum of Virginia

Mindbender opens at the Science Museum of Virginia on Saturday, September 27. This wonderfully puzzling world of brainteasers and interactive challenges is guaranteed to test your brain power.


Dinner Diva: Seven tricks for creating healthy habits

In case you haven’t heard, we have our brand new, absolutely amazing Summer 30 Day Paleo Challenge happening right now. One of the best parts of these Challenges, in my opinion, is the tremendous amount of support in our private Facebook group.


Quarterback controversy and other reasons why UVA football will limp past Richmond on Saturday

UVA coach Mike London isn’t naming a starting quarterback heading into Saturday’s game with Richmond, but it doesn’t take a genius to figure out who’s going to trot out with the offense for Virginia’s first possession.


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Neurofeedback: Non-invasive, drug-free alternative for shifting many health conditions

Neurofeedback is a non-invasive, drug-free modality that is FDA-approved for stress reduction.


Del. Sam Rasoul invites GOP state treasurer to roundtable discussion

Roanoke Democratic Del. Sam Rasoul has joined others in denouncing comments made by Republican Party of Virginia treasurer Bob FitzSimmonds.


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Dangers of leaving your pet in a hot, parked car

With the summer months upon us, pet travel is at it’s height and it’s time for a reminder about the dangers of leaving your pet in a parked car.


UVA Press Conference: Anthony Harris

ACC Football Kickoff interview with UVA defensive standout Anthony Harris.