Neurology News

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1/11/2013
Research Reveals Which Learning Methods Get an 'A'

Flash cards, pre-test quizzing work best, highlighting and rereading don't make the grade

1/8/2013
Lifetime of Speaking a 2nd Language May Boost Aging Brain

Seniors who were bilingual since childhood showed quicker thinking skills than others in study

1/7/2013
Meds May Spur Compulsive Behaviors in Some Parkinson's Patients: Study

Some indulge in gambling or other troublesome activities, but research suggests drugs are cause

1/2/2013
Future Astronauts May Be Exposed to Alzheimer's Risk Factor

Mouse study suggests longer-range space travel could pose radiation hazard

12/24/2012
Eye Scan Could Help Track Progress of Multiple Sclerosis

Study found that faster thinning of retina was tied to more lesions

12/20/2012
What Causes Hot Flashes? Rat Study Gives New Clues

Specific set of neurons in brain may be culprit, researchers find

12/17/2012
Mind-Controlled Prosthetic Hand Could Be Breakthrough

Woman paralyzed 13 years from neck down can now move hand without computer assistance

12/14/2012
Less Mental Decline Seen in Older Blacks Who Went Hungry as Kids

Reason for possible protective effect is unclear, researchers say

12/13/2012
Marijuana Extract May Not Relieve MS Spasms: Review

Sativex mouth spray that contains the extract does not seem effective, research shows

12/12/2012
Scientists ID Gene That Shows Progression in ALS Patients

Researchers hope finding may help in developing treatment for Lou Gehrig's disease

12/4/2012
Study Supports Link Between Stress, Epileptic Seizures

Stress activated brain response for some patients in preliminary research

12/3/2012
Antidepressants May Lead to Fewer Seizures in People With Epilepsy

Research is preliminary, but could encourage more people with depression and epilepsy to try meds

11/30/2012
Could Baby's Crying Give Clues to Autism?

Small study found subtle differences in sounds made by at-risk infants through computer analysis

11/29/2012
Climbers With Altitude Sickness Show Signs of Brain Bleeds Years Later

Mountaineers who've had the illness should gradually prepare for rising elevations, researchers say

11/29/2012
Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury

But success was temporary in small, early study

11/29/2012
Brain Scans Show Differences in Adults With Autism

Two new studies hint that immune system may play some role in condition

11/23/2012
Device May Allow Blind to Read Braille Without Touch: Report

Company has developed eye implant technology to help sightless detect color, movement and objects

11/21/2012
Spinal Fluid Substance May Help Drive Sleep Disorder: Study

People with hypersomnia sleep 70 hours per week or more; sleeping-pill-like chemical might be cause

11/20/2012
Citicoline Supplement Doesn't Help Treat Brain Injury, Study Finds

The 'nutraceutical' had been widely used to ease trauma damage, but research shows no effect

11/19/2012
Vitamin D in Pregnancy May Be Key to Women's Risk for MS, Study Says

Taking supplements might be good preventive measure, expert says

11/15/2012
Flame Retardants in Furniture, Carpets Might Affect Kids' Development

California study found that higher exposures were linked to IQ, attention deficits

11/15/2012
Scientists Track Activity in Rappers' Brains

MRIs show areas allowing free expression light up, while other regions quiet down

11/15/2012
Month of Birth Might Help Determine MS Risk, Study Suggests

Mothers who get too little sunlight produce less vitamin D, which could impact baby's lifetime risk

11/6/2012
Alzheimer's Signs Found in Brains of Young Adults With Gene Mutation

Small study of rare form of disease included people aged 18 to 26

10/31/2012
Play-Focused Program Might Help Kids With Autism

Success of intensive interactive therapy highlights value of early intervention, researchers report

10/26/2012
Some Face Transplant Patients May Regain Sensory, Motor Function

Ability to smile, chew, speak, smell depends on whether nerves can be reconnected, surgeons say

10/25/2012
Speed-Learning a New Language May Help Brain Grow: Study

Scans before and after 13-month program found changes in newly fluent adults

10/23/2012
Faces 'Morphed' for Man When Scientists Tweaked His Brain

Study gives insights into how humans recognize other individuals

10/16/2012
Preemies Born to Poor Families May Face Higher Risk for Brain Bleeds

These hemorrhages can have long-lasting effects and are expensive to treat, researchers say

10/12/2012
Consistent Criteria for Sports Concussion Might Aid Diagnosis

Relying on athletes' reported symptoms could miss serious head injuries, study suggests

10/12/2012
Could Stem Cells Treat Autism? Newly Approved Study May Tell

Children will receive infusion of stem cells from their own umbilical cord blood

10/10/2012
U.S. Stroke Patients Are Getting Younger

Study found rise in rates among adults aged 20 to 54

10/9/2012
Gene Tied to Obesity, Depression, ADHD

Of more than 65,000 people screened in study, 5 had 'BDNF' deletion

10/9/2012
'Mouth Feel' Makes Wine Go Well With Meat, Study Finds

Research suggests that 'balancing' opposite tastes makes food more palatable

10/8/2012
Can Tomatoes Lower Stroke Risk?

Study found lycopene, the antioxidant found in tomatoes, seemed to guard against brain attack

10/8/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Potential in Trials

Patients with mild disease who took solanezumab had slowing of mental decline

10/5/2012
Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Worse MS Symptoms

But it's too soon to recommend supplements for multiple sclerosis patients, researcher says

10/5/2012
Same Part of Brain Recognizes Faces and Objects, Study Finds

Fusiform face area 'lit up' identically on MRI whether auto lovers looked at cars or people

10/4/2012
Researchers Map Vision in Brain

Study of brain structure may boost efforts to find ways to restore sight

9/25/2012
Misdiagnosis Common for Rare Brain Disease: Study

Fatal 'sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease' is often mistaken for other degenerative conditions

9/25/2012
'Fragile X Syndrome' Researchers Boost Social Skills in Mice

New treatment method helped brain process chemicals similar to marijuana in animal study

9/24/2012
Brain Develops Longer in Womb for Humans Than Chimps

Growth levels off much sooner in non-human primates, study found

9/12/2012
Human Stem Cells Restore Hearing to Deaf Gerbils in Study

Next step is to determine if procedure is safe and recovery persists

9/7/2012
'Chemo Brain' After Breast Cancer Backed by Study

Women's symptoms were typically mild, review found, and strategies exist to manage them

9/6/2012
Does Studying for Law School Test Boost Your Brain?

Researchers found structural differences after people crammed for rigorous exam

9/5/2012
Ex-NFL Players at Higher Risk for Alzheimer's, ALS: Study

But study was small, and safety has improved over time, experts note

8/29/2012
Mental Skills Decline More Sharply for Women With Alzheimer's: Study

Even verbal ability deteriorates more than for men, researchers say

8/29/2012
Kids With Neurological Conditions at Higher Risk of Flu Death: CDC

Medical, parenting groups working to increase flu vaccination, awareness

8/27/2012
You Can Learn While You Sleep, Study Suggests

Participants reacted to information given as they slept, after waking

8/24/2012
Alzheimer's Drug Shows Some Promise in Trials

Subgroup of patients with mild disease showed slowing of mental decline