Neurology News

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2/8/2008
Chronic Pain Harms Brain's Wiring

Constant firing of neurons could cause permanent damage, researchers say

2/5/2008
Brain Injury May Not Erase Long-Term Memory

In study, a new technique helped patients retrieve long-lost details

2/4/2008
New Guideline Urges Screening for Fall Risk

Those with poor balance, dementia, vision loss most in peril, group says

1/29/2008
Researchers Map Paths Governing Neuron Function

Findings identify proteins that determine nature of connections between neurons

1/24/2008
Surprise in Lab Helps ID Drug to Fight ALS

Study shows apocynin almost doubles life span of mice with inherited Lou Gehrig's disease

1/21/2008
Different Neural Pathways at Work Going Under, Coming Out of Anesthesia

Mouse study on brain's orexin system could lead to new drugs with fewer side effects

1/14/2008
Brain Scans Shed Light on Why People Overeat

Targeting left posterior amygdala could lead to new treatments, study shows

1/14/2008
Chemical Signals Go Awry in Fragile X Syndrome

Mouse study shows drugs that target the miscommunication may help

1/12/2008
Helmets Save Lives in Winter Sports

Snow activities boost head injury risk, but experts say precautions can keep you safe

1/4/2008
Research Gets Closer to Origin of Parkinson's Disease

Modified protein hastens nerve cell death, scientists say

1/4/2008
Protein Nasal Spray Revives Sleep-Deprived Monkeys

A natural brain compound could help shift workers or those with narcolepsy, scientists say

1/2/2008
Relatives of Parkinson's Patients at Higher Psychiatric Risk

This suggests a link between the illness and depression, anxiety disorders, researchers say

12/21/2007
Brain Center May Link Addiction, Mental Illness

The two conditions often occur together, scientists note

12/20/2007
Mental Decline Faster in Brain-Injured Vietnam Vets

Findings could have implications for veterans of Iraq, Afghanistan, experts say

12/19/2007
Regular Walking Protects the Aging Brain

Even moderate exercise helps ward off dementia, study shows

12/19/2007
Neural Insights Could Bring Better Cochlear Implants

Key proteins help relay sound messages to the brain, experts explain

12/19/2007
Fragile X Syndrome Corrected in Mice

Discovery may lead to treatments for the genetic disease, a leading cause of mental retardation

12/19/2007
Smokers' Brain Centers Activate During Nicotine Cravings

Finding could lead to better smoking-cessation aids

12/14/2007
Human Noses Sort Out Strangers, Friends

Brain's fear centers also activate when scenting a stranger, study finds

12/5/2007
Aging Brains Get Out of Sync

'Senior moments' typical in later years, study suggests

12/5/2007
Brain Protein May Be a Clue to Autism

Early research suggests trouble in nervous system development

12/4/2007
Nerve Disorganization May Spur Form of Dyslexia

Brain scans show real differences, researchers say

12/3/2007
Brain Activity Points to Origins of Anorexia

MRI scans reveal differences in neurological reward responses

12/3/2007
Chimps Top Humans in Number Recall

They beat out college students in tests involving digits 1 through 9, scientists say

11/30/2007
High Blood Pressure Could Exacerbate Alzheimer's

Slowed blood flow to the brain may be to blame, MRI study shows

11/29/2007
Progesterone Won't Shield Women Against Alzheimer's

Mouse study shows no benefit for the female hormone

11/28/2007
Cell Protein Might Help Treat ALS

Hsp70 extended the lifespan of mice that had the neurological disease, researchers say

11/22/2007
Competition Affects Your Perception of Your Paycheck

If co-workers make more, mind's reward centers are less enthused, brain scans find

11/22/2007
There's More Than Turkey Behind Holiday Yawns

General sense of relaxation also encourages midday sleepiness, experts say

11/21/2007
Brain Area Recognizes Familiar Sounds

Region activates when a friend's voice calls, scientists say

11/19/2007
Migraine Tied to Thickening in Brain Area

But scientists aren't sure which comes first

11/16/2007
Fetal Heart Rate Points to Later Child Development

It gives clues to neurological progress in toddler years, study finds

11/15/2007
Some Epilepsy Patients Not Always Aware of Seizures

That can lead to under-reporting when applying for driver's licenses, researchers suggest

11/14/2007
Blacks, Hispanics Live Longer With Alzheimer's

Reason for their added survival remains unclear, scientists say

11/12/2007
ADHD Delays Growth of Certain Brain Areas

But affected children do catch up over time, researchers add

11/8/2007
Brain Yields Clues to False Memories

People can 'recall' something that never happened, experts say

11/8/2007
Fish Really May Be Brain Food

3 studies suggest regular consumption boosts thinking

11/7/2007
Heart Defects Can Delay Baby's Brain Development

Corrective cardiac surgery is not to blame, study suggests

11/7/2007
Caffeine Therapy Boosts Preemies' Outcomes

It cut their risk for neurodevelopmental trouble, researchers say

11/6/2007
Nicotine Plus Alcohol Makes Quitting Tougher

The two habits work together to maintain addiction, study suggests

10/31/2007
Scientists Spot Brain Center for 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Systems coordinating the sense of self may break down, the researchers say

10/31/2007
Stem Cells Restore Memory in Mice

Experiments point to ways to treat injury, stroke and even Alzheimer's, experts say

10/29/2007
Certain Seizure Patients Need Emergency CT Scan

ER staff should focus on those with first-ever attack, babies, and people with AIDS, guideline says

10/26/2007
Natural Protein May Hurt Vision

High homocysteine levels already linked to heart, brain trouble, experts say

10/26/2007
Exercise Helps Overweight Youngsters Learn

It boosts the mind and the body, study shows

10/25/2007
Brain Region Tied to Amphetamine Addiction

When the insula was switched off, rats lost the craving, scientists say

10/25/2007
Brain's 'Reward Chemical' May Help Spur Obesity

Fewer dopamine receptors on cells could prompt overeating, study suggests

10/24/2007
Smoking Dulls Taste for Sweets

The effect deepens over time, researchers add

10/24/2007
Body's Clock Never Adjusts to Daylight Saving Time

You can't fool Mother Nature, experts say

10/22/2007
Sleepless Nights Make for Grumpier Brains

Mind's emotion centers less controlled when weary, MRI study shows