Neurology News

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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

6/4/2008
Eating Habits Not Sole Cause of Thinness or Obesity

How you eat counts, study says, but nervous system also dictates weight gain, loss

6/4/2008
Human Stem Cell Transplant Helps Brain-Impaired Mice

Restored damaged electrical pathway seen in MS patients who lose nerve signals

6/3/2008
Kennedy Faced Brain Surgeon's Knife While Awake

It's standard practice, so areas that control critical functions aren't damaged, experts say

5/30/2008
Green Tea Antioxidant May Help Prevent Alzheimer's

The science looks hopeful, but it's still too early to make a dietary recommendation, experts say

5/29/2008
Active Social Life Helps Keep Aging Mind Sharp

Another study finds institutionalization especially common after the death of a spouse

5/29/2008
Monkey Controls Robotic Arm With Brain

Cutting-edge research shows animals learned brain signal manipulation to feed themselves

5/27/2008
Antipsychotics Dangerous for Elderly With Dementia

Study finds those on drugs more likely to wind up in hospital or die

5/13/2008
Therapy Yields Promise for Fatal Neurological Condition

Using harmless cold virus, injecting healthy gene into brain slowed Batten disease

5/12/2008
Drugs for Restless Legs Syndrome Have Downsides

Analysis finds side effects, loss of effectiveness over time

5/12/2008
Celebrex, Naproxen Won't Prevent Mental Decline

New findings suggest daily use of naproxen might even harm cognitive function

5/2/2008
Special Diet Can Ease Epileptic Seizures in Kids

Strong support for ketogenic regimen from major randomized trial

4/28/2008
Artificial Cervical Disc Surgery Cheaper Than Fusion

Savings of almost $6,000 primarily due to earlier return to work, analysis finds

4/25/2008
When It Comes to Memory, It's All About Location

Proteasomes that control protein levels could key future treatments for Alzheimer's

4/23/2008
Cell Fusions During Inflammation May Protect Neurons

Surprise finding could lead to new gene therapies for nervous system

4/18/2008
Chronic Exposure to Solvents Disturbs Brain's Wiring

Changes in dopamine receptor density affects memory and psychomotor speed, study says

4/17/2008
Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

But the absolute risk to patients remains very low, expert says

4/15/2008
Sleep Disorder Linked to Neurodegenerative Conditions

Rapid eye movement disorder can involve anxiety, low attention levels and Parkinson's

4/14/2008
Elevated Urate Levels May Slow Parkinson's in Men

Those with highest amount had almost half the risk of needing to start treatment

4/7/2008
Reprogrammed Cells Reduce Parkinson's Symptoms

Rodent studies could lead to therapeutic applications in humans, researchers say

4/6/2008
Parkinson's Disrupts Stem Cell Therapy Transplants

Dopamine neurons may not work long-term, as disease causes pathologic changes in cells

3/31/2008
Small Brain Lesions More Common Than Thought in Those Over 60

High blood pressure, smoking, genetics determine where they occur

3/24/2008
Innovative Care Is Helping Iraq War's Injured Survive

Improvements mean 9 out of 10 with serious trauma live, often with little visible damage, surgeons say

3/21/2008
Sleep Deprivation Helps Spot Sleepwalkers

Lack of sleep can trigger the condition, but diagnosis is difficult, experts say

3/21/2008
Gene Linked to Form of Parkinson's Disease

Finding could lead to better understanding of the incurable neurological disorder

3/20/2008
Monkey Brain Gives Clues to Human Interaction

Neurological responses to sexual, social cues may mimic those of people, scientists say

3/19/2008
Brain Blood Vessels Grow With Their Own Agenda

Study finds endothelial cells follow a genetic program independent of developing tissue

3/10/2008
Two Parents With Alzheimer's Raises Child's Risk

Any additional family history boosts odds of getting the disease earlier, study finds

2/28/2008
Researchers ID Gene Behind Rare Form of Epilepsy

Findings 'crack open the cell biology' of lethal inherited syndrome

2/22/2008
Health Tip: Symptoms of Diabetic Neuropathy

Characterized by loss of feeling or painful tingling

2/21/2008
Mouse Study Probes Workings of Memory

Learning prompts changes in inner workings of neurons

2/19/2008
Missing Chromosome Improves Response to Brain Tumor Treatment

Findings show patients live average of 4 years longer than those without genetic abnormality

2/18/2008
New MS Drug Target Shows Promise

In mice, targeting blood coagulation pathway eased disease-linked paralysis, researchers say

2/18/2008
Pitch Patterns Play Greater Role in Speech Perception

Language experience shapes the way the brain stem works, linguist says

2/15/2008
Viral Therapy Slows Pediatric Tumors in Mice

Treatment leaves healthy tissue unharmed while targeting solid masses, study finds

2/12/2008
Learning Disabilities May Presage Later Language Problems

Findings suggest some individuals or families may have underlying speech deficits

2/8/2008
FDA Warns of Children's Deaths Linked to Botox

Anti-wrinkle drug and competitor Myobloc under agency safety review