Neurology News

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9/4/2009
Young Animals May Be Able to Erase Bad Memories

It's not clear humans could do the same, researchers say

9/2/2009
Playing Tetris May Build Up Your Brain

Girls engaged in the video game gained 'gray matter,' study found

9/2/2009
Stroke May Be Striking at a Younger Age

Almost half of cases occur before 65, study finds, many younger patients not getting rehab

8/28/2009
Dementia More Likely With One Subtype of HIV

Most untreated Ugandans infected with type D were affected, study found

8/26/2009
For Bilingual Folks, Both Languages Always Present

Overlaps between the two forms of communication may speed comprehension, study finds

8/26/2009
As Waistlines Widen, Brains Shrink

The obese and overweight have less neurological tissue, study finds

8/5/2009
Gut Hormone Could be Key to Blood Sugar

Lab study may point to new direction for diabetes treatment

8/3/2009
Crucial Finding Advances Spinal Cord Injury Research

Scientists guide axons to re-form nerve connections in rats

7/27/2009
People Over 60 at Risk for 'Silent Stroke'

High blood pressure and other factors play role, study says

7/15/2009
Key Protein Might Shield Brain Cells

Discovery could spur new drugs for neurodegenerative diseases, researchers say

7/14/2009
Educated Parkinson's Patients Move to Meds Sooner

Researchers aren't sure what spurs need for early treatment

7/10/2009
Drug Might Restore Sense of Smell

Study found more than half of patients reported improvement

7/9/2009
Technology Takes a Step Toward Treating Paralysis

Microelectrodes placed directly on the brain allow movement in study participants

6/26/2009
Messages Heard Better in the Right Ear

Noisy nightclub experiments show a bias against left-side listening

6/25/2009
Slow Decline Often Follows Stroke Recovery

People with less access to health care may deteriorate most, study finds

6/19/2009
Standard IQ Test May Undervalue People With Autism

Study shows they could solve problems faster than non-autistics on a different test

6/15/2009
Stars Spotlight Personal Triumphs Over Stuttering

Luminaries from politics, Hollywood and Wall Street show the condition can be overcome

6/15/2009
Why Huntington's Shows Up in Midlife

Onset of symptoms may be tied to weakening of neurons, study finds

6/11/2009
FDA Panel OKs Newer Antipsychotics for Children

Seroquel, Zyprexa and Geodon have been linked to certain health risks, experts note

6/9/2009
In Some Insomnia Patients, Brain Just Won't Shut Down

Abnormal levels of a neurochemical are linked to sleep disorder, study finds

6/5/2009
Some OTC Sleep, Cold Meds Could Harm Aging Brain

Drugs containing benadryl linked to slowed thinking, delirium in elderly, report finds

6/4/2009
Stranger's Cell Phone Ring May Thwart Your Thinking

30 seconds of ringtone linked to 25% drop in test scores, study found

6/1/2009
Mini-Stroke Can Mean Major One Within Hours

If full-blown stroke occurs, it often comes within a day, study shows

5/29/2009
Discovery Could Eliminate Harmful Gene Mutation in Dogs

Scientists may be able to prevent heredity disorder in Golden Retrievers

5/28/2009
Protein Involved in Addiction Changes Brain Circuitry

Study in rats finds that even one injection leads to dependent behavior

5/26/2009
Statins Can Help Prevent Second Stroke

New study strengthens prior research on the cholesterol-lowering drugs

5/25/2009
Why Chimps, Monkeys Don't Develop Alzheimer's

Study shows the plaques in non-human primates differ from those in humans

5/20/2009
Being a 'People Person' May Be All in Your Head

Brain areas processing sweet tastes, sexual stimuli may also key personality disorders

5/13/2009
15-Point Test Gauges Alzheimer's Risk

In older volunteeers, the screening tool predicted start of dementia

5/12/2009
Birds Don't Miss a Beat

Like humans, avian species can feel musical rhythms linked to a shared ability for mimicry

5/11/2009
Seniors Often Misstate Stroke History

Study suggests MRI scans better than questionnaires for evaluations

5/7/2009
Telemedicine Helps Experts Treat Stroke From Afar

AHA recommendations aim to improve care in underserved patients

5/7/2009
Pooches Sometimes Miss the Point

Like 2-year-old kids, dogs understand some but not all gestures, researchers say

5/7/2009
Brain Stimulation Therapy Eases Tough-to-Treat Depression

Electrodes may switch off illness-linked activity in certain areas, researchers say

5/6/2009
Science Zeroes In on New Alzheimer's Drug Target

Ridding mice of a key DNA-linked enzyme gave them back their memory, researchers say

5/6/2009
Delirium Episodes Could Hasten Alzheimer's-Linked Decline

Extreme confusion is often tied to surgery, anesthesia, experts note

5/5/2009
Genetics Linked to How Brain 'Frames' Choices

And its response to a positive or negative view could be partly hereditary, study finds

5/4/2009
Early Alzheimer's Hinders Brain's Effort to Sort Information

Finding may encourage docs to 'train' patients to recall important facts

4/30/2009
Drug Combo May Relieve MS Symptoms

Adding steroid to multiple sclerosis treatment shows promise in study

4/29/2009
Imaging IDs Brain Neurons With Preference for Real Words

Finding could boost understanding of what causes reading disabilities

4/29/2009
Tysabri May Treat Myelin Sheath Damage From MS

Drug makers' study finds therapy has capacity to repair nerve fiber damage

4/28/2009
Brain-Computer Interface Posts Message on Twitter

Electrical signals ID letters for texting, giving home-bound a way to communicate, team says

4/27/2009
Pregnant Women With Epilepsy Should Avoid Valproate

New guidelines stress that, with good planning, most moms-to-be will do fine

4/27/2009
Autism Tied to Older Moms, Breech Birth

But it's unlikely these factors cause the neurological condition, experts say

4/26/2009
Fat-Derived Stem Cells Might Treat MS

Small study suggests they inhibit runaway immune system response

4/22/2009
Binge Drinking May Damage Teens' Brains

'White matter' impairment could mean a 10% decline in information recall, scientists say

4/17/2009
Jet Lag Upsets Brain's Internal Clocks

Finding could fine-tune treatments for sleepy travelers and shift workers, study suggests

4/15/2009
Fetal Exposure to Methamphetamine May Harm Child's Brain

Scans show neurological differences in toddlers born to drug abusers

4/15/2009
Brain Scans Reveal Secrets of 'Writer's Cramp'

Condition may arise from abnormalities in nerve fiber bundles, scientists say

4/14/2009
Researchers Create Long-Acting Local Anesthetic

Slow-release injection could ease discomfort in specific areas for days, weeks