Neurology News

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2/5/2009
Quick Stroke Treatment Improves Outcomes

Rapid action cuts death rate, costs, length of stay and risk of recurrence, study finds

2/5/2009
Vitamin D Deficit May Trigger MS Risk Gene

Supplements during pregnancy and early years could cut child's susceptibility, study says

2/2/2009
Education Doesn't Slow Alzheimer's Decline

Large, 14-year study finds no effect, contradicting previous research

2/2/2009
Stroke Drug Might Be a Memory-Booster

Fasudil improved the recall of middle-aged rats, scientists say

1/29/2009
Blood Test for 'Mad Cow' Disease May Be Near

It detects the brain illness in cattle months before symptoms appear, scientists say

1/28/2009
'Time Stamp' in Brain Cells Encodes Memories

New neurons allow events to be recalled from a certain period, study suggests

1/28/2009
Concussion's Effects May Linger for Decades

Attention, memory, physical processes affected 30 years later, study finds

1/27/2009
Intensive Insulin Therapy Reduces Mortality in Sick Kids

Lowering blood glucose levels also cut time in ICU, study finds

1/26/2009
Cutting Calories May Boost Aging Brains

Memory, thinking improved for those who ate less, study found

1/26/2009
Gene Variant Raises Risk for Brain Cancer at Young Age

But researcher stresses risk is still low

1/26/2009
Higher Blood Sugar Could Impair Thinking

People with raised glucose scored worse on cognition tests, study found

1/21/2009
Decide for Me When I Can't, Most People Say

Study finds support for surrogates enrolling loved ones in research studies

1/20/2009
Simple Exercise Keeps Brain at Top of Its Game

In older women, being more fit helps cognitive function, study shows

1/20/2009
Older Drug Effective in Treating Pediatric Nerve Cancer

Low, short-term doses of DFMO helps prevent disease spread, study finds

1/15/2009
Memory Loss Tied to Brain's White Matter

MIT team says cognition suffers as nervous system network decays with aging

1/14/2009
Brain 'Switchboard' Separates Learning, Remembering

Recall process appears to suppress ability to absorb new information, imaging study finds

1/14/2009
Brain May Be Wired for Social Conformity

Study says 'error-monitoring' signals keep us from being too different from others

1/13/2009
Pediatric MS Tied to Higher Relapse Rates

They face three times as many episodes as those who develop disease in adulthood, study says

1/12/2009
HRT Shrinks the Brain

But research shows it does not damage cerebral blood vessels in older women

1/9/2009
Diabetes Linked to Cognitive Problems

Study found impairments were mild, but they could signal later trouble

1/7/2009
Family History of Aneurysm Raises Stroke Risk for Smokers

They're 6 times likely to suffer bleeding stroke, study finds

1/6/2009
Brains of Bulimia Patients Wired Differently

Study found regions related to impulse control were less active

1/6/2009
Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Those With Advanced Parkinson's

Study found both physical function and quality of life improved

1/5/2009
War Vets With Headaches Could Have Brain Problems

Reduced sense of smell might also signal need for testing, expert says

12/30/2008
Risk-Takers May Lack Ability to Limit Brain Chemical

Finding might lead to new treatments for a variety of addictions, researchers say

12/24/2008
Sleep Disorder Could Signal Neurological Disease

Finding could help docs spot those at risk for dementia, Parkinson's, researchers say

12/24/2008
Bling Makes Your Brain Sing

'Rewarding' objects receive star status in neurological vision systems, study shows

12/22/2008
'Blind' Man Navigates Obstacle Course Without Error

Researchers say finding suggests alternate vision routes in the brain

12/19/2008
Moms-to-Be Who Drink May Damage Fetus' White Matter

Study says brain microstructural changes may lead to cognitive problems

12/17/2008
Older Drugs Better at Fighting Depression in Parkinson's Patients

Study finds more success when multiple brain receptors are targeted

12/15/2008
Hypertension Might Hinder Thinking

Brainpower slowed on days when blood pressure shot up, study found

12/12/2008
Leprosy Lingers in the U.S.

But American physicians often overlook the illness, delaying diagnosis

12/11/2008
Late Preterm Birth Poses Developmental Risks

Caesarean or induction should not be done before 39 weeks unless necessary, study says

12/10/2008
MRI Can Spot Presymptomatic MS

A third of patients with suspect scans develop the disease within 5 years, study finds

12/10/2008
Scientists ID Enzyme Causing Brain Cell Death

Findings could offer new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases

12/4/2008
Doctors Issue New Neuropathy Test Guidelines

Common nerve problem best diagnosed with combination of assessments, researchers say

12/3/2008
Prostate Cancer Stimulates Nerve Growth

And this phenomenon is tied to more aggressive disease, researchers say

12/2/2008
Scientists Report Mental 'Body-Swapping'

In experiments, people felt physical sensation when a mannequin's body was touched

11/28/2008
Study Recruiting From Alzheimer's-Prone Families

The findings might boost understanding of the disease generally, researchers say

11/24/2008
New Migraine Drug Shows Promise

Telcagepant works differently than standard triptans, researchers say

11/24/2008
Molecular Switch in Brain May End Smokers' Cravings

A key receptor cuts the urge for nicotine, rat study suggests

11/24/2008
Growth Hormone Won't Fight ALS

Study shows 'disappointing' results against Lou Gehrig's disease

11/19/2008
Growth Hormone Boost May Not Slow Alzheimer's

A promising approach in mice disappoints in human trial

11/19/2008
Compound Tied to Cognitive Deficits in Schizophrenia

High kynurenic acid levels like 'gasoline on the fire' of affected neurotransmitters

11/18/2008
Ginkgo No Shield Against Alzheimer's

Taking the herb long-term didn't prevent or curb dementia, researchers say

11/17/2008
Drugs to Treat Lung Damage in Preemies May Harm Brain

Even when given before birth, glucocorticoids tied to cognitive, motor control problems in mice

11/17/2008
Fewer Brain 'Tangles' May Mean Smarter Old Age

Autopsies of quick-witted elderly hint at how they stayed that way

11/12/2008
Only Half of MS Patients Respond to Interferon Therapy

Finding may support idea that multiple sclerosis isn't a single disease, one expert says

11/11/2008
'Cognitive Reserve' May Help Fight Alzheimer's

Study sees less damage from brain plaques in those with more education

11/7/2008
Depression Heightens Sensitivity to Pain

MRI reveals relationship between mental condition and reaction to physical discomfort