Neurology News

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10/3/2007
Rat Study Gets at Root of Nicotine Addiction

Blocking a brain cell receptor might help smokers quit, researchers say

10/2/2007
Toy Blocks Might Boost Toddlers' Language Skills

'Imaginative learning' play may help, study suggests

10/1/2007
Conscientious People Less Prone to Alzheimer's

Living up to your responsibilities may protect brain, study suggests

9/28/2007
Brain 'Switch' Helps Doctors Deal With Patients' Pain

Area that helps them appreciate another's discomfort shuts down, study finds

9/26/2007
Kids' Vaccine Ingredient Not Likely Linked to Neurological Problems

CDC study finds no clear association between thimerosal, mental woes

9/26/2007
Music Training Helps Gets People Talking

It affects brain to enhance verbal skills, study finds

9/25/2007
Brain Activity Might Point to Early Alzheimer's

In future, quick diagnoses should mean better treatment, experts say

9/21/2007
ADHD Drugs Help Boost Children's Grades

Study finds better reading, less absenteeism with long-term treatment

9/20/2007
Brain Defect Helps Drive Fragile X Syndrome

The condition is leading cause of inherited mental retardation

9/19/2007
Obesity Won't Affect Seniors' Memory

It is tied to increased Alzheimer's risk, however, researchers say

9/13/2007
Tweaking Genes Could Extend ALS Survival

Mouse study suggests new targets to treat the brain disease

9/13/2007
Falling Platelet Counts May Signal HIV-Linked Dementia

Study finds a strong correlation, with risk doubling as blood cells decline

9/13/2007
Stopping Tysabri May Worsen MS

Small study finds increase in disease-linked brain lesions

9/12/2007
Imaging Software Helps Track, Treat Injured Brains

It could aid children in crucial days after trauma, developers say

9/11/2007
Schizophrenia Gene May Have On/Off Switch

Mouse study suggests new target for treatment, reseachers say

9/10/2007
Mediterranean Diet May Boost Alzheimer's Survival

Patients eating most greens, grains, olive oil lived 4 years longer, study found

9/5/2007
Alzheimer's Patients May Suffer 'Silent' Seizures

Mice with similar ailment experienced these subtle attacks, scientists say

9/4/2007
Excessive TV Spurs Attention Trouble in Kids

But the new study is at odds with much of the previous research, experts say

8/23/2007
Experiments Get Close to 'Out-of-Body' Experience

Using virtual reality, volunteers mimicked the near-death phenomenon

8/23/2007
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Free Will' Center

It helps people refrain from actions good and bad, experts say

8/22/2007
Study Probes Roots of Fearful Memories

Neurochemical sears traumatic moments into the brain, study suggests

8/21/2007
Vaccine Stops Alzheimer's Brain 'Tangles'

In mouse study, it prevented buildup of dangerous tau protein

8/20/2007
Study Puts 1 Alzheimer's Theory in Doubt

Results in mice suggest a key gene might not be to blame, researchers say

8/17/2007
Social Stress Could Worsen MS

Mouse study suggests it spurs inflammatory processes

8/15/2007
HIV Delivers 'Double Whammy' to Brain

Virus doesn't just destroy neurons, it prevents new ones from forming, study finds

8/14/2007
Nanotechnology Could Help Ease Soldiers' Pain

A battlefield 'pen' might deliver drug to injury site, scientists hope

8/13/2007
Stabilizing Eye Pressure Key to Glaucoma Care

Fluctuations point to continuing vision loss, study finds

8/10/2007
Warfarin Trumps Aspirin in Preventing Stroke in Elderly

Incidence of bleeding was also lower than expected, study found

8/8/2007
Mars' Sleep Cycle Study May Help Earthlings

Scientists show the human body clock can be tweaked

8/7/2007
Alzheimer's Protein Implicated in Glaucoma

Amyloid-beta appears to destroy retinal cells and may be new treatment target, experts say

8/6/2007
Brain Studies Show ADHD Is Real Disease

Condition appears linked to dopamine function, experts say

8/3/2007
Early Interferon Treatment Delays MS

New finding might settle debate on when to start the therapy

8/2/2007
Antidepressant Effectiveness May Depend on Genes

Key DNA influences Celexa's level of benefit, study finds

8/2/2007
Science Explores Shift Work-Linked Fatigue

Switching from day to night hours affects serotonin levels, researchers say

8/2/2007
'Whispering Stroke' Can Cause Lasting Damage

Attacks with mild symptoms are too often ignored, experts say

8/2/2007
Researchers Watch Music Play in the Brain

As symphony movements changed, so did listeners' neurological activity

8/2/2007
Orangutans Make Their Point With 'Charades'

They use gestures, focusing on those that work best, scientists say

7/31/2007
Newborn Hearing Test Might Point to SIDS Risk

Babies who fell victim had scored lower on the test, study found

7/30/2007
Aricept Eases Symptoms of Severe Alzheimer's

Study finds the drug works, just as it does in milder cases

7/30/2007
Lead Less Toxic to the Well-Read

High literacy somehow shields the brain from the toxin's effects, study finds

7/27/2007
Sunlight in Youth Might Shield Against MS

But experts warn that too much sun poses skin cancer risk

7/26/2007
High School, College Football Comes With Risk

Younger players get injured less often but more severely than college players, study finds

7/25/2007
Drug May Shield Brain Cells From Huntington's Disease

Dopamine-reducing med shows promise in mice

7/24/2007
Drinking While Pregnant May Alter Child's Brain

Neurological changes could boost risks for ADHD, other problems, researchers say

7/20/2007
Brain Chemical Could Help Beat Back Despair

Mouse study suggests boosting the substance might fight mental ills

7/19/2007
Scientists Unlock Secrets of the 'Placebo Effect'

A key brain center releases reward-linked chemical, study finds

7/19/2007
Many Brain Cells Seek, to Help You Find

Study probes the way the mind tracks objects of interest

7/18/2007
Curry Spice Chemical Could Curb Alzheimer's

Findings support prior work suggesting turmeric fights the disease

7/17/2007
Poor Memory Tied to Sleep Woes in Aging Women

Anxieties or early dementia might be to blame, researchers say

7/16/2007
New Surgery Brings Back a Smile

Paralyzed patients regain facial function through muscle transplant