Neurology

Light physical activity may reduce stroke severity

10 hours ago   |   Healio   |   3 articles

Engaging in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking or swimming, for a few hours a week, was associated with less severe strokes when compared with physical...
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Alector announces initiation of Phase 1 trial of AL001 for treating frontotemporal dementia

17 hours ago   |   News Medical

Alector, a privately held biotechnology company pioneering immuno-neurology, a novel therapeutic approach for the treatment of neurodegeneration, today announced the initiation...
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Penn researchers find common thread linking almost all TNR expansion diseases

1 day ago   |   News Medical   |   2 articles

In a class of roughly 30 neurological disorders that includes ALS, Huntington's Disease and Fragile X Syndrome, the relevant mutant gene features sections of repeating base...
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Alzheimer's or Not; DBS for Autism; Dopamine-Tracking Sensors

1 day ago   |   MedPageToday

News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience
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Class of neurological disorders share 3D genome folding pattern

1 day ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   3 articles

Researchers have found a new common thread linking nearly all of the trinucleotide repeat expansion diseases, which include ALS, Huntington's Disease and Fragile X Syndrome...
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Potential role of stem cells in disease prevention based on a murine model of experimental necrotizing enterocolitis

2 days ago   |   Journal of Pediatric Surgery

Necrotizing enterocolitis is a devastating disease of newborns, and despite years of research, there is no known cure. The mortality rate of infants with NEC remains as high as...
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Eating fiber can delay brain aging

2 days ago   |   Medical News Today

New research shows that eating fiber releases butyrate, a fatty acid that prevents brain inflammation and improves memory in aging mice.
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Corrigendum to ‘Visual Pathway Injuries in Pediatric Ocular Trauma - A Survey of the National Trauma Data Bank from 2008-2014' (Pediatric Neurology 85 (2018) 43-50)

5 days ago   |   Pediatric Neurology

In the methods section, at the end of the third to last paragraph, we wrote “All patients were diagnosed with TBI as the VPI ICD-9-CM codes are included in the Center for...
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How the immune system protects against Zika-induced neurological symptoms

6 days ago   |   ScienceDaily

A type of immune cell that produces a protein called CD4 plays an important role in protecting mice infected with the Zika virus against severe neurological disease, according...
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Increased physician awareness may decrease infection incidence, implant cost

6 days ago   |   Healio

Recently published results showed a decrease in craniotomy and ventricular shunt infection incidence, as well as significant cost savings, when physician awareness of these...
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You Can Engineer Your Workouts to Burn More Calories, Based on Your Period

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Medscape Physicians' Choice: Top Hospital Rankings for 2018

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Calorie counts on menus do work! People given nutrition information eat 45...

Calorie counts on menus do work! People given nutrition information eat 45 fewer calories per meal

Researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, found restaurant food can be surprisingly high in calories and even the chefs cooking the meals do not always know how... Read more ...

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Scientists successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice by removing 'zombie...

Scientists successfully reverse Alzheimer's in mice by removing 'zombie cells' that cannot die

It's not clear how 'zombie cells' originate but they are affect strokes, arthritis and heart attacks. Mayo Clinic scientists reversed Alzheimer's by editing them out of mice... Read more ...

Daily aspirin found to be useless for senior citizens. offers "no benefit...

Daily aspirin found to be useless for senior citizens. offers "no benefit" but imparts new risks

You've probably heard that an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, and although this saying might have a nice ring to it, a new study in the New England Journal of Medicine... Read more ...

Kavanaugh accuser Blasey Ford scrubbed her social media profiles BEFORE she...

Kavanaugh accuser Blasey Ford scrubbed her social media profiles BEFORE she went public with baseless allegations

There are more questions than answers surrounding Christine Blasey Ford, the Palo Alto University professor who claims that, 36 years ago at a party, Supreme Court nominee... Read more ...

Apple Watch's new EKG feature is FDA-cleared for the wrong people & may send...

Apple Watch's new EKG feature is FDA-cleared for the wrong people & may send thousands to ER wrongly

Apple Watch 4's new EKG feature was met with fanfare and given FDA clearance - but not approval. Cardiologists warn that while it is 'safe,' the new feature may do more harm... Read more ...

Hope for balding men after a wearable device stimulated hair growth in rats...

Hope for balding men after a wearable device stimulated hair growth in rats with alopecia

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejeon, South Korea, found the device stimulates hair growth in rats with alopecia when worn for 20... Read more ...

Calpol to children under two years old could increase risk of getting asthma

Calpol to children under two years old could increase risk of getting asthma

Paracetamol is recommended by the NHS to treat most of childhood ailments. Researchers found one variant of the GSTP1 gene was associated with asthma. Read more ...