Neurology News

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11/18/2005
Stress Hinders Thinking, But a Drug Might Help

The blood pressure medicine propranolol eases anxiety-linked confusion, study found

11/18/2005
Study Puts a New Face on Autism

Brain center for processing facial information reacts similarly in autistics, non-autistics

11/17/2005
Scientists Face the Fear Gene

Discovery could lead to treatments for anxiety disorders, experts say

11/15/2005
Brain Scan May Spot Alzheimer's Progression

In the future, new technologies could identify who's at risk, researchers say

11/14/2005
Exercise Plus Gene Therapy Could Slow ALS

Mouse study shows promise for the fatal neurological disorder, also called Lou Gehrig's disease

11/11/2005
Lipid Could Be Key to Nerve Growth

The finding might further neurological repair, researchers say

11/11/2005
Nerve Damage May Spur 'Sick Worker Syndrome'

Repetitive strain caused mice to abandon former tasks, researchers say

11/11/2005
Jet Lagged? Lighten Up

A light box plus melatonin may let travelers arrive refreshed

11/10/2005
Bacterium, Gene Play Roles in Elderly Vision Loss

Discovery gives new clues to age-related macular degeneration

11/10/2005
MRI Deemed Vital to Diagnosing MS

New expert guidelines highlight the high-tech tool

11/8/2005
Survey Looks at Ethics of Alzheimer's Trials

Most said they would allow the participation of an ill loved one

11/7/2005
Ravenous Rodents Give Dieting Clues

Rat studies suggest stress plus tempting treats triggers binge-eating

11/6/2005
Experts Offer Free Memory Screenings Nov. 15

It's all part of National Alzheimer's Awareness Month

11/3/2005
Restless Legs Syndrome Linked to Other Health Woes

Study finds more insomnia and depression in patients with the movement disorder

11/2/2005
Fondness for Fatty Foods May Be Built In

Could tongues be equipped with a 'fat sensor'?

10/31/2005
Gas-Blockers Slow Alzheimer's in Mice

Inhibiting an enzyme boosted the rodents' survival, researchers report

10/28/2005
Botox Helps Stroke Patients

Injections improved muscle control and eased limb pain, study found

10/25/2005
Simple Tests Predict Post-Op Pain

Anxiety, sensitivity levels identify patients needing special care, experts say

10/17/2005
High-Fat, Low-Carb Diet Could Curb Alzheimer's

The study was only conducted in mice, however

10/16/2005
Web Site Helps Families Cope with Muscular Dystrophy

It's a repository for data and advice from those struggling with the illness

10/14/2005
Lighting Up May Dumb Smokers Down

Study finds increased thinking problems, lower IQ among long-term tobacco users

10/12/2005
Molecule May Drive Multiple Sclerosis-Linked Disorder

Discovery could lead to treatments for transverse myelitis and MS

10/10/2005
Brain Dysfunction May Link Suicide, Epilepsy

Epileptics four times more likely to attempt to take their own lives, study finds

10/9/2005
CDC Offers Free Concussion Kit for Coaches, Teens

Multimedia toolkit should help prevent, identify these dangerous injuries

10/5/2005
Brain Proteins May Raise Alcoholism Risk

In rat study, two compounds boosted booze-craving behaviors

10/3/2005
New Insights into Preemie Infant Brain Injury

Neurological damage once considered harmless may not be, study suggests

9/29/2005
Music Keeps Heartbeat Humming

Slower rhythms produce the most relaxing health effects, study finds

9/28/2005
Acupressure a New Aid for Sleepy Students

Self-applied therapy keeps them alert in class, study found

9/23/2005
Immune Cells Key to HIV-linked Dementia

These 'scavenger cells' crowd brain's memory centers as virus invades, study finds

9/22/2005
'Ringing in the Ear' May Respond to Alcoholism Drug

But experts remain skeptical acamprosate will ease tinnitus

9/21/2005
Green Tea Compound Stops Alzheimer's in Mice

Trials in humans could be warranted, researchers say

9/19/2005
Stem Cells Treat Spinal Cord Injury in Mice

Procedure regenerated tissue, improved mobility, researchers say

9/16/2005
Test Could Help Treat Hearing Loss

Screen under development spots those with autoimmune-linked trouble

9/16/2005
Blood Test Helps Spot Epileptic Seizure

It relies on prolactin, a seizure-linked hormone

9/14/2005
Cocaine-Linked Memories Might Be Erased

Researchers removed these powerful cues to addiction in rat studies

9/9/2005
Science Takes Note of Tone-Deafness

For the first time, links between brain activity and inability to recognize pitch

9/8/2005
Human Brain Still Evolving

Two recent gene mutations suggest our 'defining feature' is improving

9/7/2005
Helping Kids Reset Summer's Sleep Clock

For many, back-to-school means a whole new wake-up time

9/2/2005
Implanted Nerve Stimulator Eases Epilepsy in Kids

The device is already FDA-approved for use in adults

9/2/2005
Researchers Unlock Meningitis' Secrets

A cellular 'key' helps bacteria pierce brain's defenses

9/1/2005
Non-Invasive Coil Therapy Improves Aneurysm Survival

The device is inserted through a blood vessel near the groin, researchers say

8/31/2005
Bad Investment? Blame Your Brain

Emotion centers kick in when you make financial blunders, study suggests

8/30/2005
Poor Brain Blood Flow Raises Dementia Risk

Blood pressure and heart disease may play key roles, study shows

8/24/2005
Cancer Fighter Gets Past Blood-Brain Barrier

It could be real breakthrough in battling neurologic tumors

8/23/2005
Alzheimer's Hits Brain's 'Daydream' Centers

Regions key to musing, reflection are prone to the disease, study shows

8/23/2005
Study: Older Siblings at No Higher MS Risk

Finding challenges long-held theory that birth order plays role

8/23/2005
Wake-Up Drug Could Help the Sleep-Deprived

Experimental agent brought newfound alertness to drowsy monkeys

8/22/2005
New Rat Model Spurs Schizophrenia Research

It replicates brain cell changes seen in affected humans

8/22/2005
Genes Predict Huntington's Disease Progression

Discovery might help guide treatment, researchers say

8/19/2005
Nosing Into the Science of Scent

Receiving odors via the nose or mouth alters' brain's perception, study shows