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2011-11-16 10:00:00

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) and One Mind for Research announced the creation of a new partnership initiative to improve the productivity of biomedical research and development for Alzheimer's disease and dementia, diseases that represent a significant and growing burden on healthcare systems and families. The partnership is a major initiative for One Mind for Research, a program that brings together public and private partners with the...

2011-11-14 22:25:15

A new research report contributes to the increasing evidence that repeated occupational exposure to certain chemical solvents raises the risk for Parkinson's disease. Researchers analyzed the occupational histories of twins in which one of the pair developed the neurodegenerative disorder, and assessed that twin's likelihood of exposure to six chemicals previously linked to Parkinson's. Of the six chemicals investigated, researchers concluded that two common chemical solvents,...

Ultrathin Flexible Brain Implant Offers Unique Look At Seizures
2011-11-14 05:19:10

Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a flexible brain implant that could one day be used to treat epileptic seizures. In animal studies, the researchers used the device — a type of electrode array that conforms to the brain's surface — to take an unprecedented look at the brain activity underlying seizures. "Someday, these flexible arrays could be used to pinpoint where seizures start in the brain and perhaps to shut them down," said Brian...

2011-11-10 20:35:00

- Only Pacific Northwest member of a national consortium of 25 neuroscience centers chosen to participate SEATTLE, Nov. 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Swedish Neuroscience Institute (SNI) has been selected by the National Institutes of Health as the Pacific Northwest member of a national consortium of 25 neuroscience centers that will conduct clinical research studies on a variety of brain-related diseases. SNI received a seven-year, $2.2 million grant from the National Institute of...

2011-10-14 11:18:00

LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Institutes of Health has announced that the Salk Institute will receive $4.5 million to establish a Neuroscience Core Center, a new research center intended to accelerate brain research that lays the foundation for developing new ways to treat congenital brain defects and neurological diseases. The new center is one of three established nationally this year by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and...

2011-10-13 13:10:00

Grant to Help Largest National Duchenne Organization Fund Research Projects HACKENSACK, N.J., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), the largest non-profit organization in the United States focused on finding a cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne), announced that it has received a grant from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes for Health. This grant was awarded to fund...

2011-09-23 07:12:00

SUN CITY, Ariz., Sept 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) announced this week an $8 million, five-year grant to support a "National Brain and Tissue Resource for Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders", awarded to Banner Sun Health Research Institute (BSHRI) and Mayo Clinic Arizona. Dr. Thomas Beach, MD, PhD of BSHRI is principal investigator and heads the neuropathology operations for the project, while Dr. Charles Adler, MD,...

2011-09-22 12:08:26

Looking online for medical information? Viewers beware, doctors caution. After reviewing the most frequently watched YouTube videos about movement disorders, a group of neurologists found that the people in the videos often do not have a movement disorder. As described in a Letter to the Editor in this week's New England Journal of Medicine, such medical misinformation may confuse patients suffering from devastating neurological disorders and seeking health information and advice online....

2011-09-08 11:51:46

Results of NIH-funded clinical trial published in New England Journal of Medicine Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown. The investigators published the results in today's online first edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke...

2011-09-08 09:35:17

Patients at a high risk for a second stroke who received intensive medical treatment had fewer strokes and deaths than patients who received a brain stent in addition to the medical treatment, a large nationwide clinical trial has shown. The investigators published the results in the online first edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health, funded the trial. The medical regimen...