Neurology News

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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

11/7/2008
Brain Scans Show Bullies Enjoy Others' Pain

Neurological 'reward centers' lit up as they watched injuries occur, study found

11/6/2008
New Pathways Studied to Repair Nerves

Two different approaches seek to interfere with mechanisms that inhibit cell regeneration

11/6/2008
Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk

Lower estrogen levels among sufferers may be the reason why, researchers say

11/5/2008
Vitamin Holds Promise for Alzheimer's Disease

Treatment cured memory problems in mice, researchers found

11/4/2008
ADHD Affects Movement More in Boys Than in Girls

It's likely because girls' brains mature earlier, study says

11/3/2008
Primary Insomnia Tied to Brain Neurochemical Imbalance

Finding suggests complaint of a 'racing mind' is not just in patient's head

10/30/2008
Electrical Brain Stimulation May Boost Dexterity

Finding could lead to new treatments for stroke victims, study suggests

10/30/2008
Epilepsy Drug May Prevent, Treat Alzheimer's

Valproic acid blocked formation of brain plaques in mice, Canadian study finds

10/30/2008
Scientists Spot 4 New Alzheimer's Genes

These DNA may influence age of disease onset and nerve cell death

10/29/2008
Other Health Problems Can Delay MS Diagnosis

Obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease can all cloud symptoms, study says

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