Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
5/13/2005
Research Getting Closer to Autism Gene

The gene affects only boys, perhaps explaining their raised risk

5/13/2005
Monkey See, Robotics Do

Primates' brains easily learn to manipulate hi-tech arm

5/12/2005
Patients with Mild Alzheimer's Capable of Treatment Decisions

Awareness of their condition is key to competency, study finds

5/10/2005
Study: Alzheimer's Hits U.S. Latinos Earlier

Close to a seven-year gap between symptom onset in Hispanics, whites

5/10/2005
Statin Drug May Help Slow Alzheimer's

Lipitor shows promise in small study

5/9/2005
Alzheimer's Vaccine Research Back On Track

Memory test improvements suggest the therapy may have a future

5/9/2005
Protein Clue May Help Fight Huntington's Disease

Damage to brain cells may come from outside, too, scientists say

5/9/2005
Serotonin's Effects Extend Far Beyond Brain

Neurochemical could play key role in embryonic development, study suggests

5/6/2005
Subtle Learning Problems in Kids of Cocaine-Using Moms

Despite problems, these children do better than previously thought, study contends

5/6/2005
'Artificial Retina' Shows Promise in Restoring Sight

Device allows formerly blind patients to see, identify objects

5/6/2005
'Freshman Blues' Can Depress Immune System

Flu shots were less effective in lonely first-year college students

5/5/2005
Requip Treats 'Restless Legs'

Compelling urge to move legs, often during sleep

5/5/2005
Study: Treat Depression, Chronic Pain Separately

Brain scans suggest they emerge from distinct areas

5/5/2005
Brain-Damaged Fireman's Recovery a Mystery

Science can't provide exact explanation for this rare event

4/24/2005
Golden Slumbers in the Golden Years

Web site helps older Americans get a good night's sleep

4/22/2005
New Weapon Against Alzheimer's Found

Antibody therapy appears to clear built-up plaque from affected brains

4/21/2005
CT Brain Scans Optimize Stroke Treatment

High-tech imaging pinpoints those areas in danger

4/21/2005
Folic Acid Fortification Cuts Birth Defects

Adding the nutrient to wheat flour cut Chilean incidence in half

4/19/2005
Fluorescence Improves Brain Tumor Surgery Outcomes

Tracer lights the way for delicate procedure, extending survival

4/18/2005
Brain Injections Lower Alzheimer's Plaques in Mice

The technique avoids inflammation seen in earlier trials

4/17/2005
Science Makes Strides Against Restless Legs Syndrome

Iron, Parkinson's drugs may ease the nervous disorder

4/15/2005
Arctic Summer Sun Spurs Migraine

Bright light triggers headaches with aura, study finds

4/15/2005
Drug Fights MS-Linked Emotion Disorder

Individuals affected by 'pseudobulbar effect' cannot control laughing, crying

4/15/2005
Researchers Focus On Deep-Brain Stimulation for Parkinson's

Two areas of brain appear equally useful targets, new study suggests

4/15/2005
Have a Drink -- and a Smoke, Too

Alcohol may boost smokers' need for nicotine, study finds

4/15/2005
Botox May Quiet Chronic Daily Headache

Nearly two-thirds of patients got relief, study found

4/14/2005
Science Takes A Swing at "Yips"

Golf movement oddity may be akin to writer's cramp, study finds

4/13/2005
Shaking Disorder Linked to Higher Dementia Risk

'Essential tremor' may share common cause with mental decline

4/13/2005
Two Agents Fail to Fight Off Alzheimer's

Little or no benefit seen from Aricept or Vitamin E in much-awaited trial

4/12/2005
'Lazy Eye' Therapy Can Help Older Children

Placing patch on healthy eye improved vision in kids over age 7

4/5/2005
Brain Can Bounce Back After Meth Users Quit

Study suggests 'speed'-related damage isn't permanent

3/31/2005
Science Discovers Where Trust Begins

Hint: It may have something to do with love

3/23/2005
Mouse Model May Unlock Secrets of Rare Brain Disease

Multiple system atrophy is often mistaken for Parkinson's

3/14/2005
Study Links Alcoholism, Poor Childhood Coordination

Toddlers who were slow to walk more apt to become alcoholics, study found

3/14/2005
Gene-Silencing Technique Could Fight ALS

In mice, it greatly delayed disease onset

3/14/2005
Higher Education Keeps Late-Life Memory Strong

Seniors with college degrees use brain's frontal lobes more, study finds

3/10/2005
Gene Tied to Age-Related Vision Loss

In many cases, a single mutation may be to blame

3/10/2005
Busy Minds May Slow Alzheimer's

Fewer signs of disease seen in brains of mentally active mice

3/8/2005
Kids' ATV Injuries Rising

Hospitalizations increased nearly 80 percent between 1997-2000, study finds

3/7/2005
Minor Stroke a Major Warning

Full-fledged brain attack likely within a week, study finds

3/4/2005
Discovery Could Prevent Blindness in Preemies

Babies at risk for vision loss when they leave incubators, study suggests

3/2/2005
For Better Bipolar Care, The Nose Knows

Smell cell sampling may help doctors refine treatment

2/28/2005
Prostate Cancer Therapy May Affect Mental Function

And a second study suggests a tumor-preventing drug saves men's lives

2/24/2005
Autism Experts Collaborate to Improve Treatment

New network will set up 'centers of excellence'

2/18/2005
Lead Exposure May Help Drive Violent Youth Crime

Government must do more to reduce environmental toxin, expert says

2/18/2005
Monkeys, Math Model Crack Memory Mystery

Researchers identify mechanisms behind short-term recall

2/17/2005
Nursing Home Drug May Speed Alzheimer's

Doctors urged to choose another antipsychotic medication

2/17/2005
Monkeys Control Robotic Arm With Brain

Could be big step toward artificial limbs for neurologically impaired

2/17/2005
Science Points to a 'Sixth Sense'

Brain study suggests people subconsciously sense trouble ahead

2/16/2005
Baby Talk is for the Birds

Winged warblers give clues to infant language learning