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Stem cells implanted into the brain stop epilepsy seizures in rats

CasarsaGuru/Getty By Clare Wilson For people with severe epilepsy, no medication is effective – but a radical approach of implanting stem cells into the brain could stop seizures at their source. The technique, which has so far shown promise in rats, would involve taking some of a patient’s own skin cells and turning them into… Read More »

Medical News Today: Parkinson's: Dietary compound moves toxic protein from gut to brain

A recent study in rats reveals that a now-banned herbicide and a common food-derived chemical can work together to produce symptoms similar to those present in Parkinson’s disease. A recent study deepens our understanding of how Parkinson’s disease begins in the gut. Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition. Brain cells in the substantia nigra —… Read More »

Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions 

Does having a bigger brain make you more intelligent? Scientists find larger brain gives you better memory, logic AND reactions The question has been asked for over 200 years, with no clear link found Scientists used a sample size of 13,600 Britons, 70% larger than earlier studies They said employers should not use head size… Read More »