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There are currently no effective treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, which causes may elders to live their last years without recognizing their loved ones, and unable to care for themselves. (Shutterstock)

Can the healthy brain offer clues to curing Alzheimer’s?

Study of the "memory centres" of the brain in adults offers hope for detecting Alzheimer's disease earlier -- before the onset of memory loss.
A lone new neuron (green) in a 13-year-old’s hippocampus. Sorrells et al

Adult human brains don’t grow new neurons in hippocampus, contrary to prevailing view

The scientists behind a controversial new study were surprised by their own results. But they carefully did all they could to 'prove a negative,' and their neurogenesis study is shaking up the field.
Brain damage linked to concussions in football can resemble that found in elderly and comatose patients but there may be ways to prevent it so the sport continues. Toronto Argonauts’ Jeffrey Finley, left, rushes to take down Calgary Stampeders’ quarterback Bo Levi Mitchell in this August file photo. ( THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh)

Grey Cup haunted by brain injury risk — but doesn’t have to be

Concussions in football and other contact sports correlate with severe, long-term brain damage — but science shows it doesn't have to be that way.
All brain tumours are associated with significant sickness and death, even if they are benign. from

Three charts on: brain cancer in Australia

Why hasn't there been an improvement in survival in the last 30 years for patients with brain cancers?
Dr. Zahra Moussavi tests a device that stimulates the brain with magnetic pulses. The experimental technology can temporarily roll back effects of Alzheimer’s disease. (Zahra Moussavi)

Experimental brain technology can rewind Alzheimer’s disease

When Zahra Moussavi's mother developed Alzheimer's, the scientist pursued a technology that directly stimulates the brain with electromagnets to mitigate the effects of the disease. It worked.
There are benefits to sport participation, and it is important for parents to be aware of concussion risks, how to avoid them, and the signs when they may have occurred. (Shutterstock)

How to avoid, recognize and treat concussion in sports

As students return to school and prepare to join sports teams, here's what they and their parents need to know about concussions.

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