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Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Brains' ability to process sound may help diagnose concussions

Our brains' ability to process sound can act as a biological marker for traumatic brain injury while taking away the ambiguity and controversy out of diagnosing concussions and tracking recovery.

6-year-old Omani girl treated for genetic disorder in Delhi

A six-year-old girl from Oman who developed a rare genetic disorder, characterised by distinctive malformation of the skull and facial region, has been given a new lease of life after a breakthrough surgery at a Delhi hospital.

Ancient giraffe relative had thick legs, curly horns

An ancient relative of the giraffe was a huge, heavy animal with thick legs, a flat face and massive, curly horns flaring out from its skull, said a study on Wednesday.

Chinese toddler first in the world to have 3D printed skull

 A three-year-old girl in China has become the first person in the world to have her skull reconstructed with the help of 3D printing technology, after a 17-hour-long ground-breaking surgery.

US doctors perform world's first skull-scalp transplant

Texas doctors have done the world's first partial skull and scalp transplant to help a man who suffered a large head wound from cancer treatment, opening a new frontier in transplant surgery.

Fossil skull sheds new light on transition from water to land

 The first 3D reconstruction of the skull of a 360 million-year-old near-ancestor of land vertebrates shows such creatures were more like modern crocodiles than previously thought.

Potential 'killer blow' to king Richard III revealed

New film footage has revealed for the first time the potential "killer blow" that claimed the life of king Richard III.

Ancient skull offers clues to first modern Europeans

An international team has discovered a 55,000-year-old partial skull in northern Israel that provides new insights into the migration of modern humans out of Africa.

Skull and bones found in Odisha's Ganjam district

A skull and bones, believed to belong to a four-year-old girl allegedly kidnapped about a fortnight ago, were seized from Santoshpur in Odisha's Ganjam district, police said on Wednesday.

`Eagle-face` was oldest horned dinosaur in US: Study

Paleontologists working in Montana have unearthed a skull from the oldest horned dinosaur in North America, and it was as small as a crow, said a study out Wednesday.

How the brain and the skull are fitted together

 Our tissues use a network to communicate with their neighbours in order to ensure that the brain and spinal cord are matched with the skull and spinal column, during embryonic development, says a new research.

Japan insists no mystery behind skulls at US consulate

Japan`s Foreign Ministry on Friday insisted there was no mystery behind human skulls stored at its consulate in Chicago for three months, saying officials were checking if they were the remains of WWII soldiers.

Chinese man recovers after 3D-printed prosthetic skull replacement

A Chinese farmer who damaged half his skull in an accident has been treated with the help of 3D printing technology.

`Halo-like- device` could soon effectively treat strokes

Scientists have developed a new device that fits on the head like a halo and delivers therapy to quickly bust clots that cause stroke.

Dinosaur sporting `wings` on head found

Triceratops are passe. Here comes a new horned dinosaur and its cranial ornamentation is even more flowery than the three-horned dinosaur the world had earlier come to know, reveals a new study.

126 mn-yr-old skull fragments reveal discovery of new crocodile species

A new species of crocodile has been recently discovered after two 126-million-year-old fossilized skull fragments were found on the Isle of Wight.

1.8m-year-old skull suggests early man was single species

A well-preserved adult male skull, dating back to 1.8 million years ago, suggests that early man was a single species with individuals that could look quite different from each other.

Man left with ‘pie-like skull’ after brutal bashing gets $63mn

A Los Angeles man, who suffered severe brain damage and a caved-in skull after a brutal thrashing at a California bar, has been awarded $63mn by US jury.

Brazil`s police puzzled over 7 gift-wrapped skulls

Police in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo are baffled by a macabre puzzle: someone has been leaving gift-wrapped human skulls around town.

Stone Age skulls reveal women endured regular violence

Violence against women can be traced back to pre-historic times, according to a new study which found that women were subjected to routine physical assault during the Stone Age.