Combining EEG and MRI could expand ways of understanding ALS
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  November 28, 2017  
  Epilepsy  
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 Combining EEG and MRI could expand ways of understanding ALSCombining EEG and MRI could expand ways of understanding ALS
 
Our brains function by electrical and chemical signaling. Recording brain wave patterns can be very helpful in conditions like epilepsy, but the potential of this inexpensive and easily applied technology has not been fully recognized.
 
 
 UNIGE neuroscientists succeed in correcting activity of late neuronsUNIGE neuroscientists succeed in correcting activity of late neurons
 
During the fetal stage, millions of neurons are born in the walls of the ventricles of the brain before migrating to their final location in the cerebral cortex.
 
   Individual neurons slow down when we are sleep deprived, study findsIndividual neurons slow down when we are sleep deprived, study finds
 
It has been established that sleep deprivation slows down our reaction time, but it has been unclear exactly how the lack of sleep affects brain activity and subsequent behavior.
 
 Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brain
 
Scientists pinpoint new wake-promoting neurons in the brainScientists have identified an additional group of cells in the brain responsible for keeping us awake: the supramammillary nucleus, part of the caudal hypothalamus.
 
 
 Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research reveals
 
Parkinson's disease will soon become looming pandemic, research revealsNew research shows that the number of people with Parkinson's disease will soon grow to pandemic proportions. In a commentary appearing today in the journal JAMA Neurology, University of Rochester Medical Center neurologist Ray Dorsey, M.D. and Bastiaan Bloem, M.D., Ph.D., with Radboud University Medical Center in the Netherlands, argue that the medical community must be mobilized to respond to this impending public health threat.