TUESDAY, Dec. 19, 2017 -- Carefully targeted deep brain stimulation might one day enhance long-term memory, a small study suggests.
The experiment involved just 14 epilepsy patients, all of whom had undergone an invasive procedure to insert electrodes deep within their brains as a means of identifying the source of future seizures.
TUESDAY, Nov. 7, 2017 -- Some people with a history of West Nile virus may show symptoms such as muscle weakness or foggy memory years later, a preliminary study suggests.
West Nile is a mosquito-transmitted infection that turned up in North America in 1999. Since then, outbreaks have occurred across the United States each summer -- with more than 47,000 reported cases overall, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WEDNESDAY, Oct. 25, 2017 -- After-effects of a concussion continue to wrack the brains of young hockey players long after they appear ready to return to play, new research finds.
MRI scans of concussed teen hockey players revealed brain changes persist for at least three months -- weeks after other symptoms resolve and skaters are cleared to hit the ice, a Canadian research team found.