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Paralysed Woman 'Locked In' Her Body Can Communicate Again After Brain Implant

This is astonishing...<p>A brain implant has helped a woman with ‘locked-in’ syndrome to communicate again despite her severe paralysis.<p>In 2008, Hanneke …

Elevating brain protein allays symptoms of Alzheimer's and improves memory

LA JOLLA--Boosting levels of a specific protein in the brain alleviates hallmark features of Alzheimer's disease in a mouse model of the disorder, …

In babies, Zika can linger for months, Brazilian case suggests

A baby in Brazil who became infected with Zika in the womb still had the virus in his body for months after he was born, according to a new report of the case.<p>The baby's mother, who lived in São Paulo, showed symptoms of Zika when she was 26 weeks pregnant, according to the report, published today …

Hypnosis Reduces Psychological Trauma of Awake Brain Cancer Surgery

New research has found that hypnosis can help to reduce the psychological trauma associated with awake craniotomy for brain cancers.<p>Initial …

The Joys Of Geriatrics: 90-Year-Olds Sell Medical Students On The Specialty

<b>Editor's note:</b> <i>A version of this story first ran on Sept. 23, 2015. It has been updated to reflect the current ages of the subjects.</i><p>When doctors told Robert Madison that his wife had dementia, they didn't explain very much. His successful career as an architect hardly prepared him for what came next.<p>…

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