Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
2/5/2007
Brain Stents Might Help High-Risk Stroke Patients

Encouraging findings need to be confirmed in a larger trial, experts say

2/2/2007
Science Tracks How the Brain's 'Clock' Ticks

Neurons use light, sound to monitor passage of time, research suggests

2/1/2007
New Technique Allows 'Feeling' in Artificial Arm

Innovative nerve growth could improve quality of life for amputees

2/1/2007
Scientists Get Closer to Depression's DNA

Two gene studies could help bring new treatments, experts say

1/31/2007
LSD Study Probes Hallucinogen's Effect on Brain

Experiments with mice may lead to new psychiatric drugs, researchers say

1/30/2007
Brain Stents Could Give Aging Minds a Boost

Better blood flow appears to improve mental function, research shows

1/29/2007
Neurological Disorders Strike Millions

New government report gives latest estimates, which show increases in Alzheimer's, MS cases

1/26/2007
Acupressure May Help Dementia Patients

Small trial suggests it eases illness-linked agitation

1/25/2007
New Test May Predict Stroke Risk After 'Mini Stroke'

But one expert isn't sure the scoring system is ready for wide use

1/23/2007
Active Minds May Keep Alzheimer's at Bay

Mouse study shows first biological evidence for the theory

1/22/2007
Skin Patch May Boost Alzheimer Vaccine Safety

Dangerous reaction soured scientists on injectable version, but patch offers new hope

1/19/2007
Past, Future May Have Common Link in Brain

Study finds amnesiacs unable to imagine future events

1/17/2007
Waiting for Ear Tubes Won't Affect Child Development

The implanted devices are often used to ease persistent fluid build-up

1/15/2007
Combo Therapy Offers Hope for Krabbe's Disease

Mouse study showed life spans greatly extended in surprise finding

1/3/2007
Parkinson's Drugs Can Damage Heart Valves

Pergolide and cabergoline have same effect as now-banned Fen-phen, studies find

12/29/2006
Expert Tips Can Head Off Head Injury

Helmets, guardrails and driving sober cut the risk

12/22/2006
Stem Cell Loss in Aging Brain May Bring Poorer Memory

Rat study also suggests new treatments for Alzheimer's, experts say

12/22/2006
Health Tip: Understanding Ataxia

A class of neurologic movement disorders

12/21/2006
Brain Is Not Wired for Consistency

Whether it's throwing a strike or teeing off, neurons have to start from scratch, study finds

12/19/2006
Brain-Training Keeps Age-Linked Mental Decline at Bay

'Cognitive intervention' helps healthy seniors stay sharp, study suggests

12/18/2006
Tinnitus Type Affects Severity, Symptoms

Study found wide variance in this 'ringing in the ears'

12/18/2006
Evidence Shows Fibromyalgia Pain Is Real: Experts

And yet many patients still face skepticism from doctors

12/18/2006
Human Sense of Smell Nothing to Sniff At

In open-field tests, volunteers effectively tracked 'scent trails,' researchers say

12/13/2006
Rare Gene Brings Life Without Pain

The discovery could lead to new pain medications, experts say

12/13/2006
Brain Lesions After Stroke May Predict Future Episodes

MRI scans could help foretell patients' risk for subsequent incidences

12/12/2006
Protein 'Fingerprint' Could Spot Alzheimer's in Living Patients

Right now, a true diagnosis comes only after death, researchers note

12/12/2006
Younger Siblings May Boost Brain Tumor Risk

The link might be infections passed on in adolescence, researchers say

12/11/2006
Hysteria a Real Neurological Condition: Study

Brain imaging study suggests unexplained ailments have solid causes

12/8/2006
Huntington's Disease Linked to High Brain Cholesterol

Progressive neurological illness may stem from lipid overdelivery

12/7/2006
Autism Linked to Brain's 'Fear Center'

Young men with the condition had smaller amygdalas, researchers report

12/6/2006
Cats Can Get Alzheimer's: Study

Watching the disease's progress in felines could help humans, experts say

11/30/2006
Study Offers More Clues to 'Chemo Brain'

Standard cancer drugs killed off nervous system cells in mice

11/29/2006
Shingles Drug Reduces Spinal Cord Injury Pain

Patients often have few options to ease their discomfort, experts note

11/29/2006
Hypnosis Eases Breast Cancer Biopsy Pain

The technique has no side effects, researchers add

11/29/2006
Smoking May Boost Problem Drinking in Teens

Nicotine could put young brains on track for alcoholism, study suggests

11/28/2006
Smoking Upsets Pleasure/Pain Neurochemistry

But quitting restores levels to normal, researchers report

11/28/2006
Stressful Sleep Loss May Impair Memory

Sleep-deprived rats show link between brain impairment, stress hormones

11/28/2006
Video Game Violence Goes Straight to Kids' Heads

Brain scans show games boost emotion, lower self-control

11/27/2006
Parkinson's May Lower Driving Safety

Drivers with the illness made more mistakes while distracted, study found

11/27/2006
Chemo Temporarily Shrinks Brain Areas, Study Finds

Discovery could explain cognitive troubles linked to cancer treatment

11/22/2006
Parkinson's Gene Reveals Its Secrets

The mutation produces malfunctioning proteins that disrupt brain-cell networks, study finds

11/20/2006
Brain's Oxygen Supply Key to Alzheimer's Risk

Poor blood flow increases plaque buildup, mouse study finds

11/20/2006
Sorry, Kids: School Tests Do Enhance Learning

Study finds people remember things better if quizzed

11/19/2006
Using Nicotine Patch Before Quit Date Ups Success

Strategy doubles the odds of staying smoke-free, studies find

11/10/2006
Higher IQs Protect Kids From Traumatic Events

Smarter children are less vulnerable to trauma and its aftermath, study suggests

11/8/2006
Deep-Brain Stimulation Eases Movement Disorder

Dystonia affects over 300,000 people across North America, experts say

11/7/2006
Scientists Probe Radiotherapy-Linked Brain Changes

A cell receptor may play a role in cancer treatment cognitive woes

11/6/2006
Infant Iron Deficiency Lowers Teen Test Scores

Children from poorer families face highest cognitive risk, researchers say

11/6/2006
Electric Current During Sleep Boosts Memory

Mild stimulation raised recall scores by 8 percent, study found

11/2/2006
Science Could Point to MS Treatments

A protein is key to the growth of nerve coverings damaged by the disease