Neurology News

Date Posted
Article Title
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

11/3/2004
How Nerves Navigate the Developing Brain

Study offers new insight into spinal cord nerve cell growth

10/19/2004
Way to Treat Rare Genetic Disease Found

May help treat disorder that destroys neurological, immune systems

8/31/2004
Health Tip: Make Sure You Get Enough B12

It will help keep you healthy

8/27/2004
Algae Shed Light on Biological Clocks

May need day/night rhythm to provide benefit

8/24/2004
Draining Brain Toxins May Slow Alzheimer's

Cognitive test scores remained stable in treated patients

8/17/2004
Health Tip: Restless Legs Syndrome

May interfere with sleep

7/28/2004
Sleeping Pill May Help With Nerve Disorder

Temporary improvement seen in some patients with potentially fatal disease

7/16/2004
When Sleep Becomes a Nightmare

Restless leg syndrome affects millions, keeps sufferers up at night

7/14/2004
How to Lick Ice Cream Headache

Enjoy cold foods slowly or suffer the consequences, expert advises

7/14/2004
Phonics Hooks Kids Into Better Reading

Computer that 'learns' to read suggests phonics are key

6/21/2004
Environmental Toxin Linked to Parkinson's

Naturally occuring compounds cause tremors, rigidity in rats

4/19/2004
New Diagnostic Markers for ALS Found

Discovery will speed confirmation of Lou Gehrig's disease

3/20/2004
A Doctor's Painstaking Search for MS Clues

Researcher takes a nonconventional approach in the hunt for a cure

3/20/2004
Unraveling the Mysteries of MS

Neurological disorder still has as many questions as answers

3/10/2004
Shielding Against Parkinson's Disease

Scientists identify protective protein against neurodegenerative disorders

12/12/2003
Signaling Pathway for Nerve Growth Found

Researchers hope it could eventually help injured spines

11/21/2003
Internet Info on Matters of the Brain

New Web site provides details on neurological problems and treatments

6/13/2003
Iron Deficiency Behind Restless Legs Syndrome

Finding may lead to treatments for condition

3/16/2003
Tired to the Max -- And Then Some

Chronic fatigue syndrome may get new name to reflect scope of illness

1/17/2003
Bell's Palsy

One-sided facial paralysis

12/19/2002
Treating Tourette Syndrome

Drug relieves depression in children with disorder

11/25/2002
Gulf War Fallout Still Sizzles

British study casts doubt on 'syndrome'; U.S. expert disagrees

10/8/2002
Opioids May Have New Use

Study finds drugs may help treat pain that can follow shingles

9/9/2002
Thin Athletes Have Higher Risk for Motor Neuron Disease

Researchers find link between varsity-level athletic history and Lou Gehrig's Disease

7/22/2002
Brains of Autistic Children Develop Abnormally

Brains are enlarged very early in life

5/31/2002
Inert Gas Could Protect Damaged Nerve Cells

Researchers say xenon blocks substance that destroys cells

3/18/2002
Could Mouse Muscle Hold Clue to Mad Cow Disease?

Discovery could offer alternative to brain biopsies

3/5/2002
Shedding Light on Serotonin

Molecular mechanics of brain chemical could yield better antidepressants

3/2/2002
Beginning to Battle Back Pain

Opinions vary on where to go for help

2/27/2002
Adult Brain Makes New Cells That Work

Study finds new neurons show signs of function

1/9/2002
Giggle Incontinence

It's no laughing matter for your child

12/11/2001
The Eyes Have It in Nerve Regrowth

Clean-cut method of severing optic nerve may restore some sight

11/20/2001
Bigger Brain, Less Nitric Oxide?

Controlling vital gas may regulate brain size, suggest lab tests

11/12/2001
Antidepressant May Relieve Neuropathic Pain

Wellbutrin may have milder side effects than older medications