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KUMC Researchers Announce Breakthrough Method For Predicting Epileptic Seizures
...und; College of Arts and Sciences; the surgery and neurology
foundations at KU Medical Center; the National Institutes of Health; and the National Science Foundation's Research Experience for Undergraduate fund. Osorio and Mark Frei, PhD, from the Medical Center campus, along with John Ralston, professor of ph...
Routine Dental X-ray May Be A Valuable Tool In Stroke Prevention
... In another, conducted in collaboration with UB's neurology
faculty, they will take panoramic dental films of stroke patients to look for the presence of calcifications after the fact. "Once we establish the sensitivity and specificity of the radiographic evidence, I would expect significant c...
New Drug For Parkinson's Disease Proves Effective, Study Finds
...ector, Karl Kieburtz, M.D., associate professor of neurology
at Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry. "It appears to bemore powerful and to be better tolerated by patients than othersuch drugs." About one million adults in North America are afflicted byParkinson's disease, in which several hundred...
Widely Used Therapy May Not Be Effective In Treatment Of Acute Stroke
...ncipal investigator of thestudy and a professor of neurology
at the University of Iowa College of Medicinein Iowa City, "then we should be treating patients with other therapies." The study, called the Trial of Org 10172 in Acute Stroke Treatment (TOAST), wasa 7-year, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controll...
World's First Producer To Repair Brain Damage From Stroke
...irector of the UPMC Stroke Institute, professor of neurology
at the Universityof Pittsburgh School of Medicine ...ute; Carolyn Meltzer, M.D., assistant professor of neurology
and medicaldirector, PET Scanner; Jorge Rakela, M.D., chief, Division of TransplantationMedicine; La...
Drug Prevents Hearing Loss Caused By Brain Tumor Therapy
...d A.Neuwelt, M.D., a neurosurgeon and professor of neurology
andneurosurgery at the Portland VA Medical Center and OHSU. He also directs theBlood-Brain Barrier Program located at both the VA and OHSU. "Not only did we see fewer patients suffer severe hearing loss, butpatients who did experience some ...
Study Shows Potential For Quelling AIDS Nerve Pain
...missing function," says John Griffin, M.D., headof neurology
at Johns Hopkins. Those nerves are somehow more prone to producepain. As for the next step -- seeing if NGF triggers regrowth of patients'nerves -- that's under way, the researchers say. "For now," says McArthur, "wecan measure the damage...
UCSF Study In Rats Suggests Synthetic Drug Mimicking Marijuana Might Be Used To
...he laboratory ofHoward Fields, PhD, a professor of neurology
and physiology and a researchscientist in the W.M. Keck Foundation Center for Integrative Neuroscience atUCSF. While opioids such as morphine provide strong analgesic effects for many typesof pain, they produce side effects such as nausea and respira...
'Motion Blindness,' Not Just Poor Memory, Causes Alzheimer's Patients To Lose Their Way
...ir eyes closed," saysDuffy, associate professor of neurology
and ophthalmology and amember of the Center for Visual Science. "It's a disorder ofperception as well as memory." The finding creates the possibility of pinpointing whichpatients will encounter serious difficulty driving or gettingaround their n...
People With Brain Injury To Frontal Lobe Don't Get Punch Lines -- Prefer Slapstick Humor!
...fresearch at Baycrest, and professor of psychology neurology
and rehabilitationmedicine at the University of Toronto. Humor Study Humor responses to written and verbal jokes, and cartoons, were compared with 31 consenting adults aged 18 to 70. Half the group had a brain injury (a singlefocal brain lesion to ...
Nerve Cells Live Long And Talkative Lives In Sculpted Colonies On Silicon Chips
...ool of Medicine at noon May 14, at a department of neurology
seminar.Her research was funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, theNational Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation....
Treatment-Resistant Depression: Results of Latest Electromagnetic Stimulation Study Show Promise
...re Charles M. Epstein, M.D.,associate professor of neurology
at Emory; Liquong He, M.D., formerly withEmory; Autumn L. Clark, B.S., study coordinator in Emory's department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences; Fred A. Marstellar, Ph.D., associate professor ofpsychiatry and behavioral sciences at Emory; and Jo...
Early stroke treatment with t-PA has long-lasting benefit, according to NEJM report
...uthor MichaelFrankel, M.D., associate professor of neurology
at the Emory University Schoolof Medicine and chief of neurology
at Grady Memorial Hospital. "Since stroke isthe leading cause of adult disability in the United Sta...
UMass researchers teaching computers to interpret MRIs
...ssachusetts, in collaboration with the division of neurology
and thedepartment of radiology at Baystate Medical...ernard Pleet M.D., and chairman of the division of neurology
at Baystate. Astroke occurs when an artery delivering blood to the brain becomes clogged orruptures....
Keck Foundation funds research to repair the injured spinal cord
... John McDonald,M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor of neurology
and director of the medicalcenter's new Spinal Cor...tral nervous system is a great frontierin clinical neurology
Jefferson scientist begins clinical trial to study promising Parkinson's disease drug
...rofessor of pathology, cell biology andanatomy and neurology
at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, will leada five-year clinical trial involving 150 patients. The study will compare theeffectiveness of GM1 ganglioside - a naturally occurring substance in the nervecell's membrane that plays an importa...
UI study finds types of decision-making deficiencies depend on area of brain damage
...ine Bechara, M.D.,Ph.D., UI assistant professor of neurology
and lead author of the study thatappears in the July issue of the Journal of Neuroscience. "However, theunderlying mechanisms responsible for the impairments are different. In reallife, the two types of patients exhibit two types of decision-making d...
Decline in awareness and treatment of high blood pressure could pose a serious public health threat
...leading a study at the Mayo Clinic's department of neurology
to examine riskfactors for stroke and heart disease in the community. When Meissner and other researchers interviewed 636 adults from the Olmstead,Minnesota, community and measured their blood pressure they found that 53percent had high blood pressur...
Study reveals how brain controls eating in normal rats
...Elias, PhD and her colleagues in endocrinology and neurology
at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvar...earcher at BI-Deaconess and assistant professor of neurology
and medicine at Harvard Medical School. "This study directly links neurons that respond to the fat h...
Study suggests some unruptured aneurysms do not need treatment
...re Daryl R. Gress, MD, UCSF associate professor of neurology
and James G. Kahn, MD, MPH, UCSF associate adjunct professor at the UCSF Institute for Health Policy Studies....
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