Yoga as a Treatment for Migraines: Does it Help?

Search “yoga and migraines” on the internet and you will see thousands of web pages appear instantly. Each page illustrates various physical poses, breathing exercises, and relaxation methods that you can use to relieve migraine pain. Using yoga as a means to manage chronic pain is not a new idea. But what does the research

Honing in on Headaches: The American Headache Society Conference

Members of our lab, including Sophie Wilcox and research assistant alumna Allison Ludwick, attended the 59th annual conference for the American Headache Society to present ongoing research on pediatric and adult headaches. Lab collaborators from the Boston Children’s Hospital Headache Clinic, including Dr. Alyssa Lebel, nurse practitioner Victoria Karian, and clinic members Jonathan Rabner, Olivia Bou, and

Examining Childhood Spinal Cord Disease Through a New Lens

When neurologist Dr. H.C. Bastain first introduced transverse myelitis to the medical world in 1882, he described it as a “softening of the spinal cord.” He presented the autopsy findings of several patients who had already succumbed to spinal cord disease and concluded that the patients had died in one of two ways: either from a stroke in the spinal cord,

Top 10 Neuroscience Acronyms Explained

Science articles use lots of difficult words to explain very complicated concepts. Neuroscience publications are a perfect example of the intricate nature of scientific research – there are numerous methods used to look at the brain and even more variables that contribute to brain function. Here is a list of 10 top neuroscience acronyms that can help you unscramble those daunting

Community Outreach: The Boys and Girls Club

Our lab was recently invited to speak at a career panel for high school students by the the Waltham Boys and Girls Club and the Waltham Public Library. With such a diverse range of interests and career goals within the lab, we saw this as a perfect opportunity to share our work experience with students just starting their

Behind all the Clanking and Buzzing of an MRI

An MRI image looks complex, sophisticated, and almost science fiction. When a physician is carefully examining an MRI image, you have to wonder what they are searching for in all of those highly contrasted black and white shapes. They may be examining your shoulder, or your spine, or your brain. Exactly what is the foundation to

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