Neurology News

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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

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