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Losing your ability to think and remember is pretty scary. We know the risk of dementia increases with age. But if you have memory lapses, you probably needn’t worry. There are pretty clear differences between signs of dementia and age-related memory loss. After age 50, it’s quite common to have trouble remembering the names of…

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The American Epilepsy Society (AES) announces that Kevin Staley, M.D., professor of child neurology and mental retardation at Harvard Medical School and chief of pediatric neurology at Massachusetts General Hospital, is being honored with the AES Research Recognition Award for Basic Science at the Society’s 69th annual meeting in Philadelphia. Staley and his team’s work…

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New imaging technologies create new neuroscience diagnostic and therapeutic tools. Ultra-high resolution imaging tools like 7-Tesla MRI now allow researchers to glimpse the brain in extraordinary detail, opening the door to new diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders. Two imaging advances in particular – focused ultrasound and neuroimaging diagnostics in neurodegenerative and psychiatric illnesses –…

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A look into some of the groundbreaking neurological breakthroughs from Mass General Brigham' hospitals that will be featured at the World Medical Innovation Forum. The World Medical Innovation Forum will highlight neurological breakthroughs from around the globe. Some of the most important ones are right here at the Mass General Brigham' hospitals. Surgical Fusion At…

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The unique history of innovation that sets McLean Hospital apart from most freestanding psychiatric hospitals. Freestanding psychiatric hospitals sometimes find their reputations entwined in a history of tried-and-true traditional intervention, with cutting-edge research taking a backseat. But at McLean Hospital a history of innovation sets the institution apart. “McLean is one of the first institutions…

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Utkan Demirci, PhD collaborated with neurologist Steven Schachter, MD, to design a disposable microfluidic chip that can immediately detect the levels of antiepileptic drugs based on a finger-prick sample of blood. People suffering from epilepsy have long been at a disadvantage when trying to optimize the effectiveness of their antiepileptic drugs (AEDs). To do so…

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