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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Researchers Make New Discoveries in Key Pathway for Neurological Diseases

An intermediate step in the enzymatic process of the body’s metabolic pathway has been discovered by researchers from Georgia State University, as published in the journal Nature Communications. The study analyzed the tryptophan kynurenine pathway, …
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Myelin Linked to Speedy Recovery of Human Visual System After Tumor Removal

A cutting-edge imaging method has revealed new details regarding how the brain heals itself after tumor removal; including new, dynamic information regarding how visual nerves recover. Researchers from the University of Rochester published a study in …
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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Surgery Outcomes for High-Risk Epilepsy Patients

Two studies presented at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) annual meeting explored the outcomes of brain surgery for children with severe epilepsy. Anti-epileptics drugs can control seizures and improve quality of life for most people with epilepsy …
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Roller Coaster Rides Trigger Stroke in Young Boy

A four-year-old boy suffered a stroke following a day of riding roller coasters at an amusement park, leading to an investigation by Loyola University Medical Center, which was published in the journal Pediatric Neurology. The previously healthy boy …
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Monday, January 26, 2015

Re-Regulation of Reward System After Opioid Dependence

In a recent study published in the Journal of Addiction Medicine, researchers from Penn State University College of Medicine found that patients in recovery from opioid dependence may show signs that the body’s natural reward systems are normalizing …
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Friday, January 23, 2015

Brain Imaging May Help Predict Future Behavior

An article published in the journal Neuron highlights a number of recent studies showing that brain imaging can help predict an individual’s future learning, criminality, health-related behaviors and response to drug or behavioral treatments. Researchers …
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Brain Scientists Figure Out How a Protein Crucial To Learning And Memory Works

A critical stage in the cellular process of learning has been discovered by researchers from John Hopkins University School of Medicine. Previously, the full understanding of how brains learn and form memory cells has been limited to the knowledge that …
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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Research Finds Gut Microbiome Has Powerful Influence on the Brain

The trillions of microbes that inhabit the human body, collectively called the microbiome, are estimated to weigh two to six pounds — up to twice the weight of the average human brain. Most of them live in the gut and intestines, helping to digest …
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Behavioral and Intellectual Disabilities in Pediatric Epilepsy Examined

Three studies were presented at the American Epilepsy Society’s (AES) 68th Annual Meeting regarding childhood epilepsy and its effects on psychological and intellectual development (ID). The first study, by Dalhousie University, analyzed 30 years of …
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Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Can Exercise Help People with Parkinson’s Disease?

According to a study published in the journal Neurology, exercise may help people with Parkinson’s disease improve their balance, ability to move around and quality of life, even if it does not reduce their risk of falling. Falling is a common problem …
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