Neurology News

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4/12/2006
Amphetamines Have Bigger Impact on Male Brain

Finding may explain why men abuse these drugs more than women

4/12/2006
Brain's 'Oops' Center Gives Clues to OCD

It lights up when people worry about making costly mistakes, study finds

4/11/2006
Sleep Cycle Might Explain Near-Death Experience

Peacefulness, 'seeing the light' linked to specific sleep-wake pattern

4/10/2006
Epstein-Barr Virus Could Boost Multiple Sclerosis Risk

A vaccine against the virus might also help prevent MS, experts say

4/10/2006
Stroke May Trigger Memory Trouble

Decline can happen in the absence of other cognitive problems, such as dementia, researchers note

4/9/2006
Stem Cells Could Boost Stroke Recovery

In rat studies, they also show promise against cerebral palsy

4/7/2006
Techniques Push Stem Cells to Repair Damaged Nerves

Potential breakthroughs from marrow transplants and seaweed

4/6/2006
Ovary Removal May Boost Long-Term Dementia Risk

Experts say women must weigh pros and cons for this surgery

4/6/2006
Blood Pressure Drugs Help Older Minds Stay Young

Ongoing treatment kept dementia at bay, researchers say

4/6/2006
Calcium May Lessen Stroke's Toll

Study finds less severe attacks, better outcomes in patients with high intakes

4/6/2006
Testosterone Might Help Men With MS

Early study suggests it lessens disease's impact on the brain

4/5/2006
Doctors Should Heed Patients' Memory Complaints

They may sometimes -- but not always -- be a harbinger of Alzheimer's, study finds

4/5/2006
Parkinson's Drugs Linked to Compulsive Behaviors

Heavy gambling, hypersexuality reported in rare cases

4/5/2006
Algae May Help Restore Human Eyesight

In mice, a protein brought back light sensitivity

3/30/2006
Impaired Thinking Boosts Elderly Falling Risk

Cognition may be key to safe walking, study shows

3/29/2006
Intelligence Linked to Childhood Brain Growth Patterns

A specific thickening, then thinning of the brain's cortex reflected high IQ

3/29/2006
Brain Produces Growth Hormone

The finding could impact on individuals taking hormone supplements

3/28/2006
Sweetness Gives Up Its Secrets

Lack of bitter, sour flavors explains sugar's appeal

3/27/2006
Human-to-Human 'Mad Cow'-Like Infection Possible

Mouse studies suggest blood transfusions, surgeries could transmit disease

3/24/2006
Alzheimer's May Be Diabetes-Like Illness

Rats without insulin in brain developed symptoms, researchers report

3/23/2006
Taste Researchers Make Bittersweet Discovery

A single receptor provides response to garlic, mustard

3/22/2006
Change in Antidepressants May Beat Depression

Major trial found adding or switching pills made the difference

3/22/2006
Enzyme Slows Alzheimer's Disease

Natural chemical blocks build-up of 'plaques and tangles' in brain

3/22/2006
Pollutants Threaten Poor, Minority Kids

Their families are more likely to live near lead, pesticides, study finds

3/21/2006
Denial, Stigma Delaying Alzheimer's Diagnoses

Late diagnosis impedes access to drugs that could help slow the disease, researchers warn

3/20/2006
Gene, Smoking Combo Boosts Risk of Elderly Vision Loss

Specific mutation raises chances of age-related macular degeneration

3/20/2006
Soaps, Talk Shows May Dull Aging Brains

Daytime TV drama linked to poorer cognition in older women, study finds

3/17/2006
Fungus Finding Furthers Sensory Research

A key gene could say a lot about how organisms sense, respond to their environment

3/16/2006
Bioterror Agent Sarin Causes Long-Term Genetic Damage

Findings may explain why the chemical's effects last so long

3/15/2006
Memory-Loss Protein Sheds Light on Alzheimer's

Mouse discovery might someday lead to early detection, prevention, researchers say

3/14/2006
Many ALS Patients Suffer Cognitive Deterioration

But mental declines won't affect survival, researchers say

3/14/2006
Chronic Pot Smoking May Cloud Intellect

Long-term users fared worse on tests for decision-making, memory, study found

3/14/2006
Nanotechnology May Repair Damaged Brains

Hamster study suggests the technique might someday aid humans, researchers say

3/13/2006
Blood-Pressure Drugs May Lower Alzheimer's Risk

Diuretics might have the largest effect, researchers report

3/13/2006
Protein Test Could Spot Multiple Sclerosis Early

Discovery could also be a boon to treatment for neurological disorder

3/8/2006
Depression May Help Spur Mental Decline

One out of five depressed seniors showed evidence of impairment, study found

3/7/2006
Discovery May Spur Huntington's, Parkinson's Research

A clumped protein once thought harmful may actually protect the brain, experts say

3/3/2006
Brain Chemistry May Spur Unhealthy Behaviors

Serotonin levels might explain why some people smoke, eat poorly, researchers say

3/3/2006
Grape Juice Good for Aging Brain

Antioxidants may help keep memory on track, rat study shows

3/1/2006
Age Influences Visual Perception

MRI study suggests the young use incoming images differently than the old

3/1/2006
Drug Shows Promise Against Alzheimer's

Experimental compound stopped two disease-linked processes in mice

2/28/2006
Neural Transplant Extends Huntington's Survival

Three out of five patients gained real benefit, researchers say

2/28/2006
Rehab Helps Partially Paralyzed Walk Again

Two very different programs work equally well, study finds

2/27/2006
Gene Mutation Might Help Spur Mental Retardation

The variant might also play role in a movement disorder, researchers say

2/23/2006
Alzheimer's Researchers Search for Volunteers

The North American study is aimed at finding important, early markers

2/22/2006
Schizophrenia Drug Might Curb Addiction

Trifluoperazine stopped cravings in mice hooked on morphine

2/22/2006
Loud Music Helps Drive Ecstasy Brain Damage

Rat study shows drug's effects last days longer

2/21/2006
Exercise, Learning Help Shield Against Alzheimer's

New report lists factors that boost health of the aging brain

2/21/2006
Drug Might Help Prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Mice exposed to nicotinamide appeared to be protected, scientists say

2/17/2006
Cost of Stroke for Hispanic-Americans Will Soar

Study estimates $334 billion in related expenditures by 2050