MRI of healthy brain.
Antisense therapy showed promising results in a first-in-human trial for Huntington's disease.
Campers at Twitch and Shout, a camp for teenagers with Tourette, in Winder, Georgia, say goodbye in this 2014 file photo.
There's more to Tourette syndrome than swearing and shouting. Over the last several years, many life-altering treatments of this tic disorder have become available to patients and their families.
Brains are precious. We can’t just let any old thing in.
The blood-brain barrier helps protect the brain, but it also creates difficulties in treating brain disorders. Ultrasound may offer a safe way to more effectively deliver therapies.
People with brain diseases, particularly older people, have trouble swallowing. Via Shutterstock.
People with neurological disorders such as Alzheimer's often have difficulty swallowing, a dangerous condition. Here's why treatment of these illnesses should include attention to swallowing problems.
With more birth abnormalities linked to Zika, effects of the virus may be more sinister than we thought.
Arthrogryposis is where a baby's joints are deformed due to a shortening (known as contractures) of the muscles from before birth.
Hydrocephalus is the build-up of fluid pressure which compresses the brain and causes the skull to enlarge.
Much research has been focused on finding a non-invasive way to measure pressure in the brain, which is an important part of accurately diagnosing neurosurgical conditions.