Neurology News

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9/25/2013
Brain Scans Show Why Psychopaths Don't Feel Your Pain

Images revealed much different reaction to thoughts of their own pain versus that of others

9/20/2013
Parkinson's Patients at Genetic Risk for Dementia Might Be Identified Sooner

Levels of specific kinds of fat tied to mutation can be measured in blood, study finds

9/18/2013
Fluorescent Scans May Have Potential to Track Alzheimer's Progression

Doctors would gain ability to monitor ongoing brain changes, study suggests

9/18/2013
Genetic Condition May Be Mistaken for Autism in Some Kids: Report

Rigorous evaluations needed to rule out deletion syndrome in children, experts say

9/12/2013
Alzheimer's May Vary, Brain to Brain

Differences in signs, symptoms could be related to 'beta-amyloid fibrils' responsible for plaque, study hints

9/11/2013
'Love Hormone' May Affect Social Connections

Study shows oxytocin alters brain activity in mice; findings support ongoing trials in people with autism

9/11/2013
Racial and Ethnic Differences Seen in Survival, Care Needs With Certain Strokes

Hispanic patients had lowest death rates after subarachnoid stroke, study found

9/3/2013
Sleep May Aid in Brain Repair, Mouse Study Finds

Meanwhile, sleep deprivation appeared to harm brain cells

8/29/2013
Experimental Drug Shows Promise for Rare Genetic Disorder

New therapy may combat amyloidosis, the potentially deadly disease caused by protein build-up in organs

8/26/2013
More Links Seen Between Autism, ADHD

Study found 1 in 5 kids with attention disorder also had autistic-type traits

8/23/2013
Brain May Recover From Concussion by Compensating

Study found increased brain activity in teen football players weeks after injury

8/19/2013
Brain Lesions More Common in High-Altitude Pilots, Study Finds

Results could also apply to deep-sea divers, mountain climbers

8/19/2013
Epilepsy Drug Warnings May Slip Through Cracks

1 in 5 neurologists unaware of updated safety risks identified by FDA, survey finds

8/15/2013
Study Challenges Theory About Left Brain/Right Brain Behavior

MRI scans don't indicate that one hemisphere dominates or affects personality

8/9/2013
Quarterback's Death, NFL Study Split Over Brain Disorder

Autopsy shows former Michigan college player had CTE; Loyola study finds no evidence that NFL players are at greater risk

7/31/2013
New Clues About Hot Flashes and the Brain

Scientists say findings eventually may improve treatments

7/29/2013
Diabetes Doesn't Seem to Affect Alzheimer's Disease Progression

Study looked at seniors' blood sugar tests along with their brain scans

7/24/2013
Very Preterm Babies May Have Trouble Bonding With Parents

Study authors say parenting problems are not the cause

7/24/2013
Scientists Spot New Brain 'Pathways' Possibly Tied to Alzheimer's

Findings could point to new drug targets for dementia, although any treatment is still far away

7/23/2013
Is 'Sex Addiction' for Real? Study Says Maybe Not

Brain scans failed to prove that highly sexed people have anything more than strong libidos

7/16/2013
Scientists Detail Alzheimer's Progression, Step by Step

As researchers learn more, therapy might someday address brain changes much sooner

7/15/2013
Stroke Risk May Be Higher for Chinese People Than Whites

And they experience first strokes at younger ages, large study found

7/15/2013
2 New Alzheimer's Drugs Show Promise in Early Studies

Experts caution that expectations are low in field littered with drug failures

7/9/2013
Singing Together Fosters Harmonious Hearts

The melody and structure of song synchronized heart rhythms among choir members, small study finds

7/3/2013
Lower Bacteria Levels in Gut May Be Tied to Autism in Kids

Study compared digestive tract samples from 40 children

7/3/2013
Lifelong Reading, Hobbies Might Help Stave Off Dementia

Stimulating activities may encourage brain to adapt and create 'work-arounds,' study suggests

7/3/2013
Spinal Injury Causes Permanent Damage Within Weeks: Study

New MRI technology sheds light on how quickly tissue loss begins, effectiveness of treatment

7/2/2013
Brain Scans Suggest Marijuana May Squelch Motivation

Small study found lower dopamine levels in chronic users

7/2/2013
Growing Brain Aneurysms More Likely to Burst: Study

Smoking also increases risk of dangerous rupture, researchers say

6/28/2013
Migraine Doctors in Short Supply Across U.S.

Only 416 specialists available nationwide, study found

6/27/2013
Magnetic Brain Stimulation Might Aid Stroke Recovery: Study

Small trial found patients had faster recovery of lost language, speech skills

6/26/2013
Drug Combo May Reduce Risk of Second Stroke: Study

After small or mini-stroke, aspirin plus Plavix tied to lower odds of another event

6/26/2013
Brain Scans Suggest 'Food Addiction' Might Be Real

Certain carbohydrates seemed to activate neurological centers focused on reward, study found

6/26/2013
Brain Injury May Raise Stroke Risk

Study of more than 1 million people found link but not cause and effect

6/21/2013
Scientists Spot Brain's 'Impersonation Centers'

In study, certain regions were activated as people tried out new accents or mimicked the voices of others

6/20/2013
Scientists Map a Brain Down to Its Cells

New high-resolution, 3-D model could speed brain research, help doctors treat neurological diseases

6/19/2013
Even 'Silent' Strokes Can Harm Memory, Thinking

Study found many older patients showed signs of damage, even without full-blown stroke diagnosis

6/18/2013
Could 'Moderate' Drinking Be Safe During Pregnancy?

British study finds no problems with balance in kids, but some experts have concerns about the findings

6/12/2013
Scientists Find New Clues to Early Onset Alzheimer's

Too much plaque-building protein produced in people with certain genes, study finds

6/11/2013
More Evidence Shows Breast-Feeding Helps Babies' Brains

MRI study showed increased growth in areas related to language, emotional function, motor skills

6/10/2013
Study: Low Blood Pressure May Weaken Brains of Some Heart Patients

Pressure that's too low -- or too high -- might damage brain cells, new research suggests

6/10/2013
Nerve Stimulation Might Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

Small early study saw improvement in patients' quality of life

6/5/2013
'Sensory-Focused' Autism Therapy Shows Early Promise

In small study, parents used variety of methods to stimulate boys' senses

6/5/2013
New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients

Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

6/5/2013
Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study

Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

5/30/2013
Scientists Spot Genes Tied to Success at School, College

But the effect of any one piece of DNA is very minor, so educational achievement is not set at birth

5/23/2013
Got an Itch? Mouse Study May Help Explain Why

Itch is a sensation distinct from others, such as pain, researchers say

5/20/2013
Sleep Apnea in Seniors Tied to Alzheimer's in Study

Connection appeared strongest among thinner people, researcher says

5/16/2013
Depression May Boost Stroke Risk in Middle-Aged Women, Too

Although risk is still low, Australian study found it nearly doubled for depressed women in their 40s and 50s

5/14/2013
Kids With Autism May Perceive Movement More Quickly

Researchers say this might lead to sensory overload