Neurology News

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8/11/2006
Exercise Smartens Up the Aging Brain

Review of the data finds activity keeps mental decline at bay

8/9/2006
Transcendental Meditation Lessens Brain's Pain Response

Long-term practitioners had lowered activity in neurological pain centers, study found

8/9/2006
Alzheimer's Drug May Shield Brain From Bioterror Agents

Galantamine could be first line of defense against sarin and other chemicals, researchers say

8/9/2006
Brain Protein Tied to Anxiety, Problem Drinking

Rats with lower levels of the chemical sought out alcohol, researchers say

8/8/2006
Gene to Blame for Some Parkinson's Cases

Targeting a protein produced by the gene might treat the disease, experts say

8/8/2006
Ultrasound Might Affect Baby's Brain Development

Mouse study suggests a link, but experts say more research is needed

7/28/2006
Amnesia Study Sheds Light on Memory

Volunteers underwent drug-induced short-term memory loss

7/28/2006
Scientists Spot Chronic Pain 'On/Off' Switch

Nerve cell finding could lead to better pain relievers, they say

7/28/2006
Vision Test Can Help Spot 'Lazy Eye'

The condition can go undetected in children for years, experts warn

7/27/2006
Study Promises Better Drug Delivery to Fight ALS

Getting meds to affected brain tissue has always been a challenge, researchers say

7/26/2006
Study Casts Doubt on NSAID Use After Brain Injury

Injured rats given ibuprofen showed signs of cognitive decline

7/26/2006
Hectic Days Leave Fleeting Memories

Distractions hinder brain's ability for recall, researchers find

7/24/2006
Estrogen Levels May Influence Men's Alzheimer's Risk

They carry small amounts of the hormone throughout their lives, experts note

7/24/2006
Dads More Likely Than Moms to Pass on MS

Men may carry a higher 'genetic load' linked to the disease, researchers say

7/21/2006
High-Sugar, Low-Caffeine 'Energy' Drinks Don't Work

Study shows they actually make you sleepier

7/20/2006
Brain's Stem Cells Hold Clues to Cancer

Over-stimulation of these cells could trigger tumors, new study shows

7/19/2006
Autistic Brains Show a Key Difference

Males with autism have fewer neurons in centers linked to emotion, study finds

7/19/2006
Alzheimer's Patch Could Replace Pills

Delivering Exelon via the skin easier on patients, caregivers, study finds

7/17/2006
Drug Slows Pre-Alzheimer's Brain Shrinkage

But Aricept's effects were minor, and the disease will progress, researchers say

7/17/2006
Researchers Map Out Early Steps to Alzheimer's

After memory loss, decision and attention next affected, they say

7/17/2006
Weight Loss May Yield Alzheimer's Clues

Gradual declines in body mass may be linked to changes in appetite, experts say

7/17/2006
Alzheimer's 'Risk Score' Spots Those Most Vulnerable

Other studies look at dementia's links to stroke, cholesterol

7/14/2006
Single Gene Flaw Can Cause 'Face Blindness'

The condition involves an inability to distinguish unfamiliar faces

7/14/2006
Epilepsy Can Be Subtle for Seniors

Brief 'spaced-out' episodes may be minor seizures, experts say

7/12/2006
Neurologists Can Improve 'Deep Brain' Therapy for Parkinson's

Having a brain expert on hand does make a difference, study found

7/12/2006
Brain-Computer Link Aids Paralyzed Patient

In a first, a computer enables quadriplegic to move simple devices

7/10/2006
Spinal Fluid Protein Could Predict Alzheimer's

Spotting the disease in midlife might be key to slowing or preventing it, experts say

7/10/2006
Apathy Without Depression a Sign of Parkinson's

Finding could help avoid patient misdiagnosis, experts say

7/6/2006
Research Points to Alzheimer's Blood Test

When effective drugs arrive, early detection will be key, experts say

7/6/2006
Brain-Wasting Proteins May Affect Heart

Mouse study suggests a connection between prions and rare cardiac condition, experts say

6/30/2006
Even One Strong Drink May Impair Judgment

Study subjects' attention levels fell, despite being below the legal blood-alcohol limit

6/29/2006
Magnetic Therapy May Help Stroke Recovery

Pulses into the brain improved motor function in small study

6/29/2006
Mercury in Dental Fillings Safe for School-Age Children

But data is lacking on their effect, if any, on preschoolers' cognition, researchers say

6/28/2006
B-Vitamins Won't Prevent Alzheimer's

Finding a disappointment after research had suggested they might help

6/28/2006
Proteins Could Help Re-Grow Damaged Nerve Cells

Discovery could be important to those with spinal cord injury, Alzheimer's

6/27/2006
Memory Lapses May Herald Early Alzheimer's

But many seniors may function just fine despite brain changes, experts say

6/26/2006
Test Could Spot Autism at Birth

Early study suggests placental abnormality may be key

6/26/2006
Pesticides Could Raise Parkinson's Risk

Type and duration of exposure needed isn't yet clear, researchers say

6/23/2006
Could a Low-Carb Diet Slow Alzheimer's?

In mouse study, fewer carbs meant fewer brain-robbing plaques

6/23/2006
Health Tip: Restless Legs Are a Real Disorder

A feeling, at rest, that you need to move your legs

6/23/2006
Human 'Mad Cow' Could Cause Eventual Epidemic

vCJD may have 50-year incubation period, meaning most cases have yet to arise, experts say

6/20/2006
Heart Drugs May Help Shield Brain Cells From Stroke

Digoxin and digitoxin show early promise in rat studies

6/15/2006
Iron in Infant Formula May Raise Adult Parkinson's Risk

But the mouse study finding needs much more investigation, experts say

6/14/2006
Study Shows Impact of Parkinson's Gene

Even a single mutated copy can speed symptoms

6/14/2006
Science Sniffs Out the Secrets of Scent

Brain translates a mix of chemicals into what the nose knows

6/12/2006
Hypoglycemic Episodes Won't Damage Brain

Finding is good news for diabetes struggling to control blood sugar

6/12/2006
Gene-Based Vaccines May Fight Alzheimer's

They slowed brain plaque build-up in mice, but success in humans will be real test, experts say

6/11/2006
Chinese Moss Extract Tested as Alzheimer's Drug

U.S. study follows on good results from China

6/2/2006
Two Drugs Help Shield Newborns From Toxoplasmosis

Treatment eases eye and brain damage linked to the infection

6/2/2006
Caregiver Factors Linked to Patient's Dementia Symptoms

Patients cared for by younger, depressed caregivers at more risk, study found