Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

8/19/2005
Baby's Got Rhythm -- Really

Infants pick up on new beats better than adults, studies show

8/18/2005
Poor Hearing Can Impair Memory

Brain's struggle to grasp speech comes at the expense of recall, experts say

8/16/2005
Fetal Alcohol Exposure May Cause Lasting Harm

Study found intellectual deficits in affected 7-year-olds

8/15/2005
Tweaking Gene Might Treat Alzheimer's

In the lab, the strategy boosted levels of a toxin-removing protein

8/11/2005
Lesions May Explain MS Treatment Response

Some patients do well with blood-based therapy, while others do not, study finds

8/1/2005
Alzheimer's Warning Signs Start Early

Review finds cognitive changes similar to but more marked than 'normal' aging

7/26/2005
Alzheimer's Patients' Vision Going Uncorrected

Old or missing glasses further isolate nursing home residents, study finds

7/25/2005
Protein Might Help Treat Paralysis, Alzheimer's

KDI blocks the effect of a natural nerve cell killer

7/22/2005
3 Molecules Could Fight Alzheimer's

They protect a brain protein from disease-linked tangling, scientists say

7/22/2005
Scientists Shed New Light on Alzheimer's

Plaques in blood vessels may play key role, too

7/22/2005
Scientists Rethink Alzheimer's-Plaque Connection

The real culprit may be clogged blood vessels, studies suggest

7/21/2005
Brain Circuitry May Explain Cocaine Behaviors

Rat study suggests the drug disrupts key pathways

7/19/2005
Hormone Won't Treat Autism

Review of studies finds no therapeutic value for secretin

7/18/2005
Experts: Improve Efforts Against Animal-Borne Disease

Mad cow, avian flu and West Nile highlight the threat, report says