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2012-06-22 12:03:36

The same growth factor was previously shown to reverse memory decline in Alzheimer´s mice Growth factors shown to cure Alzheimer´s disease in a mouse model and administered to cancer patients as part of their treatment regimen were linked to significant improvements in the patients´ cognitive function following stem cell transplantation, a preliminary clinical study reports. The findings by researchers at the USF Health Byrd Alzheimer´s Institute and Moffitt Cancer...

2011-05-26 15:25:44

New clues to the mystery of brain function, obtained through research by scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine, suggest that distinct mental states can be distinguished based on unique patterns of activity in coordinated "networks" within the brain. These networks consist of brain regions that are synchronously communicating with one another. The Stanford team is using this network approach to develop diagnostic tests in Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders in...

2011-04-12 15:10:51

New research suggests that a high number of Iraqi refugees are affected by brain and nervous system disorders, including those who are victims of torture and the disabled. The late-breaking research will be presented at the 63rd Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, April 9 "“ 16, 2011, in Honolulu. The United Nations estimates that there are several thousand Iraqi refugees living in the United States and the number is rising yearly. "There are an estimated 40 million...

2011-02-22 13:34:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The video entries for the 2011 Neuro Film Festival(SM) are in and the public can now begin voting on its "Fan Favorite" video through March 8, 2011. Neuro Film Festival is a contest hosted by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation to help raise awareness through video about brain disorders and the need to support research into preventions, treatments and cures. To view and vote for your favorite video in the Neuro Film Festival...

2010-10-06 11:56:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In its continuing fight to end brain disorders, the American Academy of Neurology Foundation is turning entries submitted to the 2010 Neuro Film Festival into its latest video public service announcement about the need for donations for more research into curing brain disorders. "With one in six of us affected by a brain disorder, research is desperately needed. We need your help in sharing this video PSA online to help us raise money...

2010-08-24 14:22:00

Win up to $1,000 and Attend 2011 Neuro Film Festival in Hawaii ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- People who have loved ones affected by a brain disorder or have been affected by a disorder themselves are encouraged to share their story by submitting a short video to the 2011 Neuro Film Festival(SM) competition at http://www.neurofilmfestival.com. The second annual contest, presented by the American Academy of Neurology Foundation, aims to raise awareness through video...

2010-07-08 08:59:00

PARIS, July 8, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Professor Gerard Saillant, President of the Institute for Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders (ICM), announced today an unprecedented donation of EUR8,000,000 from Mrs. Lily Safra. It is the largest single donation made by a private individual to the ICM. Professor Saillant will officially thank Mrs. Safra for this generous donation at an event today at the Hopital de la Pitie-Salpetriere in Paris. Mr. David de Rothschild, ICM co-president, and...


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