A diagrammatic vertical section through the brain showing the location of the ventricles and the direction of flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF is formed by the choroid plexuses (CP), mainly in the lateral ventricles, and drains into the blood via the arachnoid villi and the spinal nerve roots
Hydrocephalus: also known as "water in the brain," is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found a simple way to turn bone marrow stem cells directly into brain precursor cells, a potential breakthrough in the treatment of neurological diseases and injuries (via Science Daily). Also here: www.scripps.edu/...
Current approaches to enhance CNS delivery of drugs across the #brain barriers. (Free full text. Int J Nanomedicine. 2014 May 10;9:2241-57. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S61288. eCollection 2014.) #braincancer #braintumor #glioma #bloodbrainbarrier #Alzheimers #Parkinsons
Nile Mitchell, 5, was diagnosed with #craniopharyngioma and underwent a minimally invasive surgery (through the nose) performed by Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield at NewYork-Presbyterian/ Komansky Center for Children's Health ( weillcornellbrain... ). 98% of the tumor was removed. The residual 2% was stuck to the brain, where doctors will monitor it and, if necessary, prescribe radiation doses to kill it.
Kundalini Shakti resides in a coiled form at the bottom of our spinal cord. Once the Kundalini Shakti gets “diksha”,it starts flowing from the bottom of our spine where the brain can completely alchemize its energy into vital hormones and higher spiritual energy.Once a full Kundalini has awakened,it completes the circuit from the genital parts to the brain through the spine.During this,all the seven chakras,experience a breakthrough opening after which the person possesses great intelligence
Single driver mutation found in rare brain tumor ( #craniopharyngioma ) by Leah Eisenstadt (via Broad Institute, January 30th, 2014). Papillary craniopharyngioma seems to be driven by only the BRAF mutation, which could make it especially vulnerable to FDA-approved BRAF inhibitors. There is plan to begin a clinical trial soon to see whether these drugs can shrink the tumors. Related pins: www.pinterest.com... and www.pinterest.com...