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2010-12-03 13:27:50

A fast test to diagnose fatal brain conditions such as mad cow disease in cattle and Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in humans could be on the horizon.

2010-12-01 14:23:24

In a study of ex-pro athletes, researchers found that a specialized imaging technique called magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) may help diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a disorder caused by repetitive head trauma that currently can only be definitively diagnosed at autopsy.

2010-10-19 20:39:16

The eyes of sheep infected with scrapie – a neurological disorder similar to mad cow disease – return an intense, almost-white glow when they're hit with blue excitation light.

2010-09-20 18:54:03

A recent study by researchers at the University of Utah determined that the 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) caused a higher rate of neurological complications in children than the seasonal flu.

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2010-09-12 09:50:00

A cow’s eyes may show signs of neurological disorders such as mad cow disease, according to scientists.

2010-07-27 13:46:13

In a startling new study that involved research on both sides of the Atlantic, scientists from The Scripps Research Institute in Florida and the University College London (UCL) Institute of Neurology in England have shown for the first time that abnormal prions, bits of infectious protein devoid of DNA or RNA that can cause fatal neurodegenerative disease, can suddenly erupt from healthy brain tissue.

2010-04-16 06:00:00

VIENNA, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Ocera Therapeutics, Inc. presented an analysis of the prevalence of neurocognitive impairment in ambulatory cirrhotic patients.

2010-03-31 19:00:00

IGEN Networks Corp. (IGEN: OTCBB) LAS VEGAS, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Mr. Monty Ormsby reports: IGEN Networks Corp. is pleased to announce that it has signed a memorandum of understanding with Bio Business Development Corp. International, Inc.

2010-03-05 08:21:35

National Institutes of Health (NIH) scientists investigating how prion diseases destroy the brain have observed a new form of the disease in mice that does not cause the sponge-like brain deterioration typically seen in prion diseases.

2010-02-22 10:44:14

IOS Press announces publication of a special issue of NeuroRehabilitation: An International Journal (NRE) devoted specifically to hypoxic-ischemic brain injury (HI-BI), a significant disruption of brain function due to a deficient supply of oxygen to the brain.


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