Tag: "neurology" at medical news
First brain cancer surgeries using new space-age probe are successful
...Hospital of Wisconsin in Milwaukee andprofessor of neurology
at the Medical College of Wisconsin, also in Milwaukee."A young man who underwent surgery in August is still recovering, but everythinglooks great, and thus far there is no evidence of the tumor reoccurring." For the treatment technique calle...
New alternative medicine center opens at OHSU
...ORCCAMIND. BarryOken, M.D., associate professor of neurology
at OHSU and director of ORCCAMINDagrees. He hopes the center will play an active role in opening the lines ofcommunication between experts in each area. "For years, the alternative andconventional specialists have been working for the same goals inde...
We do 'feel with the mind's eye,' confirm Emory researchers in Nature
...erAndro Zangaladze, M.D., Ph.D., now a resident in neurology
at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philade...rafton, M.D., both associate professors in Emory's neurology
department. "This study exemplifies the kind of collaboration that is socharacteristic of E...
UF researchers show magnetic stimulation may be a safe alternative to shock therapy
...said Dr. William Triggs, an associate professor of neurology
in UF's College of Medicineand the study's principal investigator. "This treatment theoretically has the potential to supplement, if not replace,the treatment of depression with electroconvulsive therapy, otherwise known asshock therapy," said Triggs...
Abstemious mice offer hint at molecular target for treating alcoholism
...aid Clyde Hodge, PhD, a UCSF assistantprofessor of neurology
and an investigator at the Ernest Gallo Clinic and...hor Robert Messing,MD, UCSF associate professor of neurology
and an investigator at the ErnestGallo Clinic and Research Center at UCSF. "Pharmacological agents ...
New approach to imaging separates thought from perception
...ys Gordon L. Shulman, Ph.D., research scientist in neurology
at WashingtonUniversity School of Medicine in St. Louis. Shulman and colleagues report their findings in the November issue ofthe Journal of Neuroscience. They will discuss additional experiments Oct. 24and 26 during the annual meeting of th...
Jefferson researchers show melatonin's potential benefits in preventing Parkinson's damage
... yearsago, Lorraine Iacovitti, Ph.D., professor of neurology
at Thomas JeffersonUniversity in Philadelphia, and her co-workers showed in the laboratory thatmelatonin was effective in blocking the oxidative ravages of Parkinson's-damageddopamine-producing cells. Dr. Iacovitti and her team tested the the...
American Heart Association updates 'mini stroke' guidelines
...ing to Ralph L. Sacco, M.D., associate chairman of neurology
at Columbia University, New York, and a co-author of the updated TIA guidelines. "It's important for physicians to recognize the importance of these new TIA guidelines, and to follow them in order to ensure state-of-the-art treatment for TIAs into t...
Scientists identify new pathway of antidepressant action
...s Lisa D. Griffin, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology
at UCSF. Studies by other researchers have shown below-normal brain neurosteroid levels among people with some depressive disorders, and SSRI's such as Prozac have been shown to elevate these brain steroid levels and alleviate symptoms of anxiety and...
Oregon Health Sciences University researchers study benefits of treatments offered within hours of a
...enters. Wayne Clark, M.D., associate professor of neurology
and director of the Oregon Stroke Center atOHSU, says both studies provide doctors with information needed to make critical decisions following astroke. "It is hoped that the findings of these two studies will help doctors decide which type ofstroke ...
FDA advisory committee recommends approval of novantrone for treatment of worsening multiple sclerosis
...application is composed of experts in the field of neurology
and is convened by the FDA to provide expertise and advice related to the review of drugs for neurological diseases such as MS. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, debilitating disease of the central nervous system that, in its various stages, afflicts...
More research needed to gauge estrogen's effects on Alzheimer's disease, Yale scientists say
...said Bennett Shaywitz, professor of pediatrics and neurology
at Yale School of Medicine. "In older women who do not have Alzheimer's disease, estrogen has also been shown to improve a variety of cognitive functions." Whether or not estrogen given in the early postmenopausal period can prevent or delay the on...
Behavioral sensitization: A new perspective on alcoholism
...author who is conducting post-doctoral research in neurology
at the University of California San Francisco, "is...buse," said Clyde W. Hodge, assistant professor of neurology
at the University of California San Francisco, "whether that abuse is about alcohol, cocaine, or any...
Common pathway found in early stages of addiction to alcohol and many drugs
...on," says Clyde Hodge, PhD, assistant professor of neurology
at UCSF and Camarini's advisor at the Gallo Center. "We know we're on a promising track when we find a molecular pathway that blocks this behavioral effect of substances of abuse. The research encourages us to look at common underlying systems of sen...
New treatment might reverse memory loss in those with schizophrenia, Parkinson's, and other disorders
...icia S. Goldman-Rakic, a professor ofneuroscience, neurology
and psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Commonly prescribed for schizophrenia, antipsychotic drugs such as haloperidolblock dopamine D2 receptors within the brain, says Stacey A. Castner, an associateresearch scientist and lead auth...
Researchers identify pathway that may slow the progression of Lou Gehrig's disease
.... Dr. Serge Przedborski, an associate professor of neurology
and pathology in Columbia's College of Physicians & Surgeons, was the main collaborator in the study that also involved researchers from the University of Chicago's Department of Medicine. The study employed mice genetically engineered to have a mut...
Chiropractic neurologists managing patients' autism, stroke, other disorders, according to Journal of the American Chiropractic Association (JACA)
...) reports on the growing specialty of chiropractic neurology
and new research in the neurological sciences that... treatment is very individualized." Chiropractic neurology
is also addressing autism. "Many children may be autistic as a result of compromised cerebral and t...
New drug works well as sole epilepsy therapy for difficult-to-treat patients
..." says Ahmad Beydoun, M.D., associate professor of neurology
and director of the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at the U-M Health System. "The results are particularly encouraging as this difficult-to-treat population responded well to Trileptal, with 12 percent of patients in the 2400 mg/day group remaining se...
First pivotal studies for new alzheimer's treatment published in Neurology
... Tariot, MD, professor of psychiatry, medicine and neurology
at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York. "Maintaining the patient's ability to remember, and to think clearly and rationally, is still a major treatment goal. But just as important is a patient's ability to perform simple tasks su...
Some autistic people have memory advantage for certain tasks
... and an assistant professor of neurology
at Ohio State University. "The test taker does better if he doesn't use context." The research appeared in a recent issue of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science. The ...
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