Neurology News

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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

7/7/2008
Baby's Smile Lights Up Mom's Brain

A crying infant didn't evoke same response, study found

7/3/2008
SIDS Linked to Brain Chemical Dysfunction

Improper regulation of serotonin triggered sudden death in mice, researchers report

7/1/2008
Mental Test Spots Alzheimer's Risk

Questionnaire for those close to patient pinpointed who was likely to progress to dementia

7/1/2008
Genes Get Out the Vote

Your DNA may be pushing you to cast a ballot, study suggests

6/27/2008
MS Patients at Higher Risk for Restless Legs Syndrome

But more study is needed to confirm the link, one expert said

6/27/2008
Staying Social May Keep Dementia at Bay

Study in older women found friends, family helped minds stay sharp

6/25/2008
Low Childhood IQ Tied to Dementia in Old Age

Findings apply to vascular dementia, not Alzheimer's, researchers say

6/23/2008
General Anesthesia Boosts Post-Op Pain

Study helps confirm what many patients, doctors suspected

6/23/2008
Subtle Nervous System Problems Signal Stroke Risk

Italian study found poor reflexes, unstable posture, weakened hands warned of trouble

6/19/2008
Star-Shaped Brain Cells Make Scans Possible

Astrocytes called missing link between neurons, blood vessels, researchers say

6/16/2008
Gay Men, Straight Women Have Similar Brains

Scans also showed similarities between lesbians, straight men

6/13/2008
Boosting Brain Protein Quickly Cut Excessive Drinking

New approach stopped desire to imbibe in as little as 10 minutes, animal study finds

6/11/2008
Women, Mexican Americans at Higher Risk for Certain Stroke

Subarachnoid hemorrhage caused by bleeding in space around the brain, study reports

6/5/2008
Brain Stem Cells Reverse Myelin Deficiency in Mice

Researchers hope to apply novel finding to neurological disorders in humans