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People With More Education May Recover Better From Brain Injury

Posted by Kerrie Denner

New research suggests that people with more education recover significantly better from serious head injuries.

Scientists from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore found that adults with moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries who had earned at least an undergraduate degree were more than seven times as likely to completely recover from their injury than those who didn't finish high school.

Brain stimulation shows promise in treating debilitating balance disorder

Posted by Kerrie Denner

It is not uncommon to take a little time to find your land legs after being on a boat, with the sensation of being off balance or still rocking with the waves lasting for minutes, hours or, at most, a few days. However for some people this feeling lasts for years with debilitating consequences.

Scientists regenerate the ear’s hair cells to treat hearing loss in mice

Posted by Kerrie Denner

by Carolyn Y. Johnson / Globe Staff

A year ago, I wrote about promising work toward developing a drug that could help treat hearing loss. A group of researchers at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary had discovered that an experimental drug originally developed with the intent of treating Alzheimer’s disease could regenerate the delicate hair cells inside ears and restore rudimentary hearing when administered to deaf mice.

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