Neurology News

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10/29/2008
Scientists Identify Brain's 'Hate Circuit'

And same 2 areas also activated by romantic love, study finds

10/22/2008
Scientists Erase Specific Memories in Mice

But the days of 'targeted forgetting' in humans are still long off, experts say

10/21/2008
General Anesthesia Tied to Developmental Woes in Kids

But findings are preliminary, and no reason to keep children from needed surgery, experts say

10/20/2008
ALS, Alzheimer's Insights Could Improve Treatment

But each discovery awaits testing in humans, experts note

10/16/2008
Overeating? Blame Your Genes

Certain DNA may cause people to eat more to get the same pleasure from food

10/15/2008
Brain Pressure More Likely to Cause Vision Loss in Men

Though women have condition more often, men suffer side effects twice as much, study says

10/15/2008
New Technique Activates Brain Neurons to Move Paralyzed Limb

Experiment with monkeys could lead to new treatments for severely injured patients

10/15/2008
Brain Chemical Could Spur Lovesickness

A monogamous rodent could shed light on romantic loss

10/14/2008
Surfing the Web Stimulates Your Brain

Internet searches keep the mind active, study finds

10/13/2008
NeuroStar Depression Therapy Cleared

Targets nerve cells with magnetic pulses

10/13/2008
Early Treatment Benefits Newfound Brain Disorder

Anti-NMDA-receptor encephalitis with tumor causes psychosis, memory problems, study says

10/10/2008
New Factors Join Kids' Sleep Disorders, Cognition

Blood pressure, brain oxygen levels might modify severity of some deficits, study says

10/9/2008
Brain Rewires Itself After Hand Transplant

Research reveals 'plasticity' of adult neurons

10/8/2008
Blacks at Higher Risk for Brain Lesions Causing Stroke

They had 32% more microbleeds in several different areas, study finds

10/8/2008
Cell Protein Suppresses Pain Better Than Morphine

Injected into mice, it proved more effective but with fewer side effects, study says

10/7/2008
Patients in Minimally Conscious State May Still Feel Pain

These brain-damaged individuals show signs of awareness, unlike vegetative state

9/29/2008
Blood Thinner Linked to Increased Brain Bleeding

That raises risk of death from hemorrhagic stroke, researchers say

9/25/2008
Scientists ID Compounds That Prevent Brain Nerve Damage

Finding could help develop new drugs to treat Alzheimer's, Parkinson's diseases

9/22/2008
Family History Key Player in Brain Cancer Risk

Having immediate relatives with tumors boosts one's risk for same, study says

9/16/2008
Compound Reverses Huntington's Symptoms in Mice

Treatment slowed reduction of brain size, improved motor functioning, study finds

9/15/2008
Later Use of Clot-Buster After Stroke Possible: Study

tPA can be safely given beyond the current 3-hour limit, international researchers find

9/11/2008
Imaging Shows Why Injured Brains 'Work Harder'

Tool highlighting increased blood flow could become standard measure of rehab, study says

9/10/2008
Teen Brain Might Get Hooked Easier on OxyContin

Study in adolescent mice suggests developing mind more sensitive to the painkiller

9/8/2008
Vitamin B12 Key to Aging Brain

Deficiency led to more brain shrinkage, study shows

9/6/2008
2 Techniques Found Effective in Carotid Artery Narrowing

Angioplasty with stenting and endarterectomy successful in preventing ipsilateral stroke

8/29/2008
Alcohol in Early Pregnancy May Prompt Fetal Cell Death

Even a few glasses of wine enough to disrupt normal development, mouse study finds

8/28/2008
Treadmill Workouts Help Stroke Survivors

Function improved even after conventional therapy, study found

8/28/2008
Scientists Track Hourly Changes in Alzheimer's Protein

Recovery from brain injury, not injury itself, associated with increased plaque

8/18/2008
Antidepressant Use Tied to Poorer Driving

But experts aren't sure if the pills, or underlying depression, are to blame

8/13/2008
Physical Frailty Could Predict Alzheimer's Disease

Waning of strength, agility tied to brain damage, even in the absence of dementia

8/12/2008
Diabetes Onset, Severity Tied to Cognitive Problems

Disease may contribute to neuronal damage, brain atrophy, study suggests

8/7/2008
Death From Febrile Seizure Rare in Children

Even in high-risk cases, Danish study finds rate similar to that of kids in general population

8/5/2008
Brain Pathway Yields Clues to Cigarette Addiction

Findings could lead to new therapies to prevent nicotine craving

8/3/2008
Video Consultations Effective for Stroke Treatment

Using audio, imaging, telemedicine proves superior tool for decisions in remote areas

8/1/2008
Neurons Can Re-Grow in Some MS Lesions

Discovery could yield new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, study says

7/31/2008
Gene Could Boost Stroke Risk for Migraine Sufferers

The variant seems important for those who have headaches with aura, researchers say

7/30/2008
Moms With Alzheimer's May Pass on Risk to Kids

The genetic link isn't there for fathers, researchers say

7/30/2008
Schizophrenia Yields Some Genetic Secrets

Scientists report findings that could someday lead to better treatments

7/30/2008
Brain Mechanism Can Turn Off Trauma of Bad Memories

Molecules that eliminate fear factor could lead to new panic disorder drugs

7/29/2008
'Biomarkers' May Help Spot, Track Alzheimer's

A number of molecules in blood and spinal fluid seem likely candidates, researchers say

7/29/2008
'De-Tangling' Alzheimer's Drug Shows Promise

Patients' cognition improved as medication rid brain of matted protein, researchers say

7/29/2008
Prostate Cancer Treatment Could Impair Men's Thinking

Hormone deprivation approach seems to affect memory, concentration, study finds

7/28/2008
Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs Might Help Prevent Alzheimer's

In one study, use of statin medications halved the risk

7/25/2008
Spleen Key Player in Brain's Infection-Fighting Messages

Understanding connection to control immune response may boost sepsis treatment, study says

7/25/2008
Geographical Pattern Eyed in 1991 Gulf War Cases of ALS

Environmental link to chemical rockets destroyed at one Iraq site focus of investigations

7/18/2008
Suckling Infant Triggers 'Trust' Hormone in Moms

Breast-feeding releases oxytocin, involved in bonding, release of milk in humans, animals

7/18/2008
Prenatal Alcohol Exposure Endangers Neurotrophin Levels

These peptides are critical for normal development of the brain, study says

7/18/2008
Research Finds Causal Link Between Ending Drinking, Depression

But giving mice on the wagon an antidepressant restored brain's ability to make new cells

7/18/2008
Alzheimer's Research Brings Progress, Setbacks

Once-promising vaccine fails to ease symptoms, but old drug offers new hope

7/11/2008
Aging Brain Can Learn New Tricks

In MRI study, older folks' 'gray matter' grew as they picked up juggling skills