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Brain inflammation may have direct involvement in development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Brain inflammation may have direct involvement in development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy

Two leading non-profit organizations sign strategic affiliation to hasten drug development

Two leading non-profit organizations sign strategic affiliation to hasten drug development

First-ever neuroscience conference to explore ultra-personal approach to brain health

First-ever neuroscience conference to explore ultra-personal approach to brain health

Novel device for mitral valve repair shows success in human study

Novel device for mitral valve repair shows success in human study

New imaging methods could help identify early stages of arthrosis

New imaging methods could help identify early stages of arthrosis

Key gene changes reveal four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia

Key gene changes reveal four previously unknown conditions within schizophrenia

Removing immunomodulatory protein improves symptoms of muscular dystrophy in mice

Removing immunomodulatory protein improves symptoms of muscular dystrophy in mice

Computational method helps assess patient-specific progression of osteoarthritis in knee joint

Computational method helps assess patient-specific progression of osteoarthritis in knee joint

UW-Madison neuroscientist discover genetic machinery that causes maturation in young nerve cells

UW-Madison neuroscientist discover genetic machinery that causes maturation in young nerve cells

SOM0226 (tolcapone) drug could significantly improve pharmacological treatment of ATTR

SOM0226 (tolcapone) drug could significantly improve pharmacological treatment of ATTR

Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

Study illuminates ways to better treat knee meniscus tears, other injuries

CTE can be diagnosed by neuropathological examination of brain tissue

CTE can be diagnosed by neuropathological examination of brain tissue

Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

Dompé’s investigational biotech molecule receives orphan drug designation for treatment of neurotrophic keratitis

Lewy Body Composite Risk Score detects LBD and Parkinson's disease dementia in three minutes

Lewy Body Composite Risk Score detects LBD and Parkinson's disease dementia in three minutes

New hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

New hope for patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Sonic hedgehog gene maintains normal physiological state and repair process of adult lungs

Sonic hedgehog gene maintains normal physiological state and repair process of adult lungs

Scientists identify new pathway that may protect brain from Alzheimer's disease

Scientists identify new pathway that may protect brain from Alzheimer's disease

First clinical trial to test use of retinal progenitor cells for treating retinitis pigmentosa begins

First clinical trial to test use of retinal progenitor cells for treating retinitis pigmentosa begins

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Reduced pain, disability predict satisfaction after spine surgery

Two UM researchers receive $500,000 to improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury

Two UM researchers receive $500,000 to improve treatment for mild traumatic brain injury