Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

2/16/2005
Single Gene Defect Could Drive Some Mental Illness

Study suggests one mutation can give rise to conditions like schizophrenia

2/15/2005
Compound in Urine May Fight Spinal Cord Injury

In mice, uric acid prevents damage linked to inflammatory response

2/11/2005
Toxoplasmosis Tests Urged for All Pregnant Women, Newborns

Fetal infection with the parasite can cause eye or brain damage

2/10/2005
Babies Learn Words Long Before Speaking

In study, 9-month-olds correctly matched up words with pictures

2/10/2005
Scientists Find Clue to Brain Development

Overlooked glial cells help form synapses, study finds

2/9/2005
In Battle of Diseases, TB Vanquished Leprosy

Ancient remains unravel medical mystery, researchers contend

2/8/2005
Chronic Pot Use Slows Blood Flow to Brain

A second study suggests addicts' neighborhoods can trigger withdrawal

2/8/2005
Nicotine Won't Slow Alzheimer's

Mouse study counters previous research suggesting it might help

2/7/2005
DHEA May Help Treat Mid-Life Depression

Study suggests over-the-counter hormone can ease symptoms

2/7/2005
Infant Infection May Impair Adult Memory

Rat study found poor recall in animals infected after birth

2/4/2005
Seizures After Epilepsy Surgery Indicate Continuing Risk

Patients do better after surgery, but seizures may still occur

2/2/2005
Rat Whiskers Give Clues to Blinking Disorder

Discovery could bring treatments for serious eye condition

1/31/2005
New Clues for Sciatica Pain Relief

Pinched nerve, not damaged disc, underlies some sciatica

1/31/2005
Gene Defect Linked to Familial Nerve Disorder

Mutation may cause Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease

1/31/2005
Genetics May Drive MS Gender Gap

Gene variant could explain why women more prone to multiple sclerosis

1/27/2005
Nervous System Development Detailed

Study outlines role of proteins in maintenance of neural stem cells