Neurology News

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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
Childhood Brain Tumor Survivors Often Struggle in School

Grades were lower, especially in language classes, study found

7/16/2007
New Surgery Brings Back a Smile

Paralyzed patients regain facial function through muscle transplant

7/13/2007
Fantasy Gaming Gives Insight Into Learning

'Fake' baseball play may spur love of the real thing, study finds

7/11/2007
Most U.S. Newborns Now Screened for Genetic Disease

State-by-state 'report card' shows rates nearly doubled in two years

7/10/2007
Cigarette Smoking May Lower Parkinson's Risk

Tobacco products conferred some protection, although not for those over 75, study says

7/6/2007
High School Football Brings Brain Trauma Dangers

Many players are back on the field too soon after head injury, experts say

7/6/2007
Study Probes Blacks' Increased Vulnerability to MS

The disease usually strikes them harder than whites, experts note

7/5/2007
Brain Scans Show How Pain Upsets Concentration

A key region may control both functions, scientists say

7/5/2007
Brain Circuitry Trouble May Explain Depression

Rat study could reveal why the illness varies so much between patients

7/5/2007
Enzyme Damage Could Be Key to Parkinson's

In mouse study, reversing this cellular injury healed the brain

7/3/2007
Poorer Kids at Higher Migraine Risk

Stress, dietary factors might play a role, researchers say

7/3/2007
Epilepsy May Raise Suicide Risk

Danish study finds it triples the odds, with women most strongly affected

7/3/2007
Dulled Sense of Smell Might Predict Alzheimer's

As ability to recognize scent fell, so did thinking ability, study found

6/29/2007
Estrogen May Be Brain-Booster

Monkey study suggests it keeps mental decline at bay

6/22/2007
Health Tip: Numbness in Diabetics

It may be a symptom of nerve damage

6/21/2007
1st Gene Therapy Trial Effective Against Parkinson's

Small study showed symptoms were eased, but treatment needs larger testing, researchers say.

6/20/2007
Women Have Double the Risk of Mid-Life Stroke

Study counters the notion that men are most vulnerable

6/20/2007
Autism-Linked Proteins Help Guide Brain Cells

The discovery moves scientists one step closer to treatments

6/18/2007
Auditory Nerve Devices May Improve on Cochlear Implants

The experimental implants avoid some drawbacks seen with cochlear models, study finds

6/14/2007
Puzzles May Be a Real Brain-Booster

'Attention-training' tasks appear to hone concentration, study finds

6/14/2007
Antiques Can Pose a Mercury Danger Today

Old clocks, lamps, barometers may contain large amounts of the toxin, experts warn