Tag Archives: Brain

“Push-pull” Dynamic in Brain Network is Key to Stopping Seizures

By Emily Durham Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered that the spreading of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting people of all ages. There are… Read More »

How an eye test saved my toddler’s life after spotting signs of brain tumor

A mom has dubbed an optometrist a “life-saver” – after he spotted the signs of a rare brain tumor in her daughter. Karen Lee-Johnston, 33, says her two-year-old daughter Erika, known as Boo, would not be alive if it wasn’t for optometrist Aaron Spears who noticed the deadly symptoms. And the widowed mother of three,… Read More »

Leukemia Drug Shows Promise for Treating a Childhood Brain Cancer

A drug used to treat chronic myeloid leukemia appears to be more effective at stopping a type of medulloblastoma in mouse models than existing treatments for the deadly pediatric brain tumor, reports a multi-institutional team led by researchers at Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at University of California San Diego. In the study,… Read More »