Tag: "brain" at medical news
DNA vaccine against multiple sclerosis appears safe, potentially beneficial
...the myelin sheaths that protect nerve cells in the brain
and spinal cord, according to background informati...e and well tolerated, provided favorable trends on brain
MRI and produced beneficial antigen-specific immune changes, the authors write. These changes includ...
Study suggests loss of 2 types of neurons -- not just 1 -- triggers Parkinson's symptoms
...w evidence indicates that the loss of two types of brain
cells--not just one as previously thought--may trigger the onset of symptoms associated with Parkinson's disease. The evidence, based on mouse models, shows a link between the loss of both norepinephrine and dopamine neurons and the delayed onset o...
Draining away brain's toxic protein to stop Alzheimer's
...ientists are trying a plumbers approach to rid the brain
of the amyloid buildup that plagues Alzheimers pat...ly reducing the levels of the toxic protein in the brain
and halting symptoms. The team is now working on developing a version of the protein that could be t...
A woman who heard voices with her own speech impairments
...from her bicycle and hitting her head and having a brain
bleed, causing her to lose consciousness. Tests showed she had brain
damage covering several lobes and an aneurysm, which was clipped, and she underwent a decompressive ...
Hormone regulates fondness for food
...erties of food have strong effects on the same key brain
regions responsible for rewarding emotions and desires. Using brain
imaging technology, they show that these areas of the brain
light up when individuals deficient in l...
New research discovers independent brain networks control human walking
... for correcting walking abilities in patients with brain
injury (e.g., stroke) and neurological disorders (...erference between the two, revealing that separate brain
systems control the two directions of walking. Surprisingly, people could also walk easily with one ...
Miniature implanted devices could treat epilepsy, glaucoma
... miniature devices designed to be implanted in the brain
to predict and prevent epileptic seizures and a na...pileptics have a seizure, a particular part of the brain
starts firing in a way that is abnormal," Irazoqui said. "Being able to record signals from several ...
Rutgers professor Bart Krekelberg is named 1 of 20 US Pew Scholars for 2007
...eeing. As we look and see the world around us, the brain
is able to ignore some critical information, most specifically the movement of our own eyes. If the brain
failed to suppress that movement, then seeing would be like looking through a video camera held by a...
Electrical implant steadies balance disorder in animals
...easure and transmit 3-D balance information to the brain
through multiple electrodes connected to the vestibular nerve. The device, which researchers started testing more than a year ago, consists of a head-mounted, battery-operated box containing the sensors, which are positioned outside the head so tha...
Sports concussion research using fMRI provides insight for safe return-to-play decisions
...on in young athletes but the underlying changes in brain
function that occur have been poorly understood. N... of Medicine study is the first to link changes in brain
function directly to the recovery of the athlete. Results of the five-year study, funded by the Nati...
In women, caffeine may protect memory
...a better understanding of how caffeine affects the brain
before we can start promoting caffeine intake as a way to reduce cognitive decline. But the results are interesting caffeine use is already widespread and it has fewer side effects than other treatments for cognitive decline, and it requires a relat...
ADHD appears to be associated with depressed dopamine activity in the brain
...he drug methylphenidate (Ritalin), which increases brain
dopamine levels, according to a report in the Augu...l and imaging studies point to a disruption of the brain
dopamine system, which is corroborated by the clinical effectiveness of stimulant drugs (methylpheni...
Researchers link metal ions to neurodegenerative disease
...time how metal ions bind to amyloid fibrils in the brain
in a way that appears toxic to neurons. Amyloid fi...ast, normally folded proteins are cleared from the brain
shortly after they are produced. The scientists, collaborating throughout the United States and a...
Why women get more migraines than men
...aster trigger than men for activating the waves of brain
activity thought to underlie migraines. If the the...een shown that migraines may begin as a problem of brain
excitability. Patients with migraines show cortical spreading depression, which is characterized by ...
International symposium on fruit, vegetables headed for Houston
...isks of obesity, cancer and diseases of the heart, brain
and skin. Presenters also will talk about how to maintain the most healthful level of bioactive compounds in the pre- and post-harvest stages of fruit and vegetable production, as well as the interaction of certain medicines with grapefruit and other...
Electric fields have potential as a cancer treatment
...he division of cancer cells and slow the growth of brain
tumors, suggest laboratory experiments and a small...recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain
cancer with a very low survival rate. All the patients had their earlier tumors treated by other met...
AASM to school-bound: Sleep is the right ingredient for academic success
..., notes that the body clock that signals the teens brain
to prep for sleep occurs later in the evening than...ers without symptoms of sleep disorders. The brain
responses of those children who dont get enough sleep can accurately predict the impact sleep loss h...
USC law professor battles schizophrenia
...e of Saks mind has been her salvation. Even as her brain
attacks her with fear and hallucinations, it also provides the source of her greatest pride and stability her work. At USC, she throws herself into writing and spends nearly every waking hour in her crowded office in the law school. Since her arriva...
Medical students respond positively to simulated patient experience
...t University School of Medicine students about the brain
and nervous system, Michael T. Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.,...the simulated patients symptoms, including stroke, brain
injury and hypoglycemia. They learned about the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous systems and ...
Investigating the causes of Parkinson's disease
...ondition caused by the death of nerve cells in the brain
that produce the chemical dopamine, which is respo...and study why nerve cells die in the region of the brain
affected in Parkinsons disease. At Nottingham we have an excellent team who are committed to under...
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