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Jefferson neuroscientists studying new type of Alzheimer's drug to halt disease progression
...fferson University and professor of psychiatry and neurology
at Jefferson Medical College, and Samuel Gandy III...arber Institute for Neurosciences and professor of neurology
and biochemistry and molecular pharmacology at Jefferson Medical College, are participating in a mul...
Columbia Univ. Medical Center wins highly competitive stroke grant from NIH
... Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., M.S., associate chairman of neurology
and professor of neurology
and epidemiology at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and director of stroke a...
Brain's immune system triggered in autism
...los Pardo-Villamizar, M.D., assistant professor of neurology
and pathology at Johns Hopkins and senior author of a report on the study published early on-line in the journal Annals of Neurology on Nov. 15. Whatever the cause of the inflammation, it may provide a good target for developing new treatments, ad...
Ultrasound-aided therapy better than stroke drug alone, trial finds
...by Andrei Alexandrov, M.D., associate professor of neurology
at the University of Texas-Houston School of Medicine, examined 126 patients who suffered an ischemic stroke. All patients received intravenous t-PA within 3 hours of stroke onset. The 63 patients in the control group received t-PA alone, while the...
Researchers find ultrasound helps drug dissolve stroke-causing blood clots
...e. Andrei Alexandrov, M.D., assistant professor of neurology
at the UT Medical School, initially used the ultrasound device to track the efficacy of tPA, the only approved drug for treating blood clots in stroke victims. However, emergency room nurses began telling him that patients who had been monitored in ...
Pet scans detect brain differences in people at risk for Alzheimer's
...ogist in the Taub Institute, Sergievsky Center and neurology
department. "Even so, the differences we've found may provide information on how the 4 allele predisposes carriers to Alzheimer's disease." The present study appears in the Nov.-Dec. 2004 issue of the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. About...
UCLA/VA research explains Alzheimer's link to diabetes; shows protective effect of low-fat diet
...author was Greg M. Cole, professor of medicine and neurology
at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA , associate director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and associate director of the Geriatric Research and Education and Clinical Center at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, S...
New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease
...disease patients. Stanley Fahn, M.D., professor of neurology
at Columbia University Medical Center, was the pri...pal investigator, Ira Shoulson, M.D., professor of neurology
at the University of Rochester, added, "The results of this study are important because they help pr...
Stanford study questions accuracy of ads for body scans
...Ethics; Barbara Koenig, MD, associate professor of neurology
and neurological sciences and a faculty member at the Center for Biomedical Ethics; and Scott Atlas, MD, professor of radiology and senior fellow, by courtesy, at the Hoover Institution....
To help your mind, take steps to help your heart, study says
...co-authored by Norman Foster, M.D., a professor of neurology
at U-M who directs the Cognitive Disorders Clinic and is helping to lead a new national study that aims to find more biomarkers, in addition to APOE, that might affect dementia risk and treatment response. Langa, meanwhile, hopes to use ISR data to l...
Brain region identified that controls collecting behavior
...abnormal hoarding behavior following brain injury, neurology
researchers in the University of Iowa Roy J. and L... Steven Anderson, Ph.D., UI associate professor of neurology
and lead author of the study. "People often collect art or stamps or pretty much anything. Clearly t...
Mayo Clinic finds restless legs syndrome in children linked to family history, iron deficiency
...resh Kotagal, M.D., chair of Mayo Clinic pediatric neurology
and a sleep specialist. "If you look at children with difficulty falling asleep, you'll see a fair number have restless legs. Thus far, there have been sporadic case reports, but nobody has studied a larger group of children, looking at children with...
UCLA-VA study names India dietary staple as potential Alzheimer's weapon
...ator Gregory Cole. He is professor of medicine and neurology
at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, associate director of the UCLA Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, and associate director of the Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center at the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System at Sep...
Scientists uncover new mechanism for the amygdala in fear recognition
...said Ralph Adolphs, Ph.D., UI adjunct professor of neurology
and professor of psychology and neuroscience at th...Ph.D., the Maurice Van Allen Professor and head of neurology
at the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine. "The new findings, however, suggest a sp...
Antibiotics protect nerves in mice by turning on genes
...r ALS Research at Johns Hopkins and a professor of neurology
and of neuroscience. "Only a clinical trial can prove whether one of these antibiotics can help and is safe if taken for a long time." In mice engineered to develop the equivalent of Lou Gehrig's disease, daily injections of an antibiotic called ceft...
Controversial drug shown to act on brain protein to cut alcohol use
..." said Dorit Ron, PhD, UCSF associate professor of neurology
and also principal investigator at the Gallo Cente...h Patricia Janak, PhD, UCSF assistant professor of neurology
and also principal investigator at the Gallo Center. In their research, the scientists first carried...
Study confirms ICDs more effective in preventing sudden cardiac death than medical therapies
...ardiothoracic and vascular care, gastroenterology, neurology
and neurosurgery, oncology, organ and bone marrow transplantation, and women's health. Northwestern Memorial was ranked as the nation's 5th best hospital by the 2002 Consumer Checkbook survey of the nation's physicians and is listed in eight specia...
Thinking of prepositions turns brain 'on' in different ways
... earlier research with Daniel Tranel, professor of neurology
at Iowa's Carver College of Medicine, had confirmed that the left inferior prefrontal and left inferior parietal regions of the brain play a crucial role in processing spatial prepositions. The previous research with Tranel was published in October's...
Wisconsin scientists grow critical nerve cells
...-Chun Zhang, an assistant professor of anatomy and neurology
in the Stem Cell Research Program at the Waisman Center at UW-Madison. Scientists have long believed in the therapeutic promise of embryonic stem cells with their ability to replicate indefinitely and develop into any of the 220 different types of ce...
New non-hormonal hot flash treatment set for clinical trial
...omas Guttuso, Jr., M.D., UB assistant professor of neurology
and principal investigator on the clinical trial, conducted a small study in 2004 using the amino acid treatment with 15 postmenopausal women. "The study showed very promising results in decreasing hot flashes among these women, indicating the treat...
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