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2010-10-18 08:37:17

(Ivanhoe Newswire) "“ Get up and get moving! Researchers say it's the smart thing to do, literally. Walking at least six miles per week may protect brain size and in turn, keep your memories alive. A study done by researchers at the University of Pittsburg showed that with time our brain shrinks and with that, so does our memories. They say we could change all that with one simple 'step' in the right direction. For the study, 299 dementia-free patients recorded how many blocks they...

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2010-10-08 12:50:00

By Emil Venere, Purdue University A study by researchers at Purdue University suggests that some high school football players suffer undiagnosed changes in brain function and continue playing even though they are impaired. "Our key finding is a previously undiscovered category of cognitive impairment," said Thomas Talavage, an expert in functional neuroimaging who is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering and co-director of the Purdue MRI...

2010-10-06 15:01:14

Patients with a severe traumatic brain injury (and not in shock because of blood loss) who received out-of-hospital administration of hypertonic fluids (a solution with increased concentration of certain electrolytes and thought to help reduce intracranial pressure) as initial resuscitation did not experience better 6-month neurologic outcomes or survival compared to patients who received a normal saline solution, according to a study in the October 6 issue of JAMA. Traumatic brain injury...

2010-09-27 08:55:29

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Scientists have uncovered a source of damage associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) that may lead them to an effective therapy for what is now an incurable condition. The research revealed a direct interaction between immune cells and neurons that plays a significant role in neuronal injury and may respond to therapeutic intervention. MS is a disease in which a person's own immune system attacks their central nervous system. Symptoms vary, depending on which nerves are...

2010-09-27 06:52:00

Capuano is long-time supporter of Vision and Brain Injury Research BOSTON, Sept. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On September 27 at 2 p.m., Congressman Michael Capuano will address an audience of doctors and scientists from the military and the Schepens Eye Research Institute to praise them for and encourage them to continue collaborative efforts to find treatments and cures for brain and eye injuries sustained on the battlefield. Capuano, whose speech will kick off a three-day symposium...

2010-09-22 14:35:44

In an international study of patients with a devastating type of dementia that often strikes in middle age, researchers have found intriguing evidence that career choice may influence where the disease takes root in the brain. The study was led by Baycrest's Rotman Research Institute in collaboration with the Memory and Aging Centre at the University of California, San Francisco and several U.S. and European clinical sites. It appears online today in the Article in Press section of the...

2010-09-22 00:30:00

EAST HANOVER, N.J., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Novartis announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment Gilenya(TM) (fingolimod) 0.5 mg daily, a first-line treatment for relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis - the most common forms of the disease. The FDA approval makes Gilenya the first oral treatment indicated for relapsing forms of MS available in the US. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release,...

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2010-09-21 09:55:00

The global cost of diagnosing and dealing with dementia will top the $600 billion dollar mark in 2010, according to a new report from Alzheimer's Disease International (ADI). That means that dementia-related expenses are set to top more than one percent of the global Gross Domestic Product (GDP), and that more money will be spent fighting Alzheimer's disease and other related ailments than retail giant Wal-Mart will earn in annual revenue this year. Furthermore, according to Kate Kelland and...

2010-09-15 14:35:00

Wounded Warrior Project Applauds Sponsor, Urges Speedy Legislative Action JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Wounded Warrior Project applauds Congressman Tim Walz (D - MN) for introducing legislation today in the U.S. House of Representatives that would ensure fuller lives for warriors who sustained severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in Iraq and Afghanistan, and urges speedy action on this measure. H.R. 6123, the Veterans' Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitative...

2010-09-09 07:00:00

EXTON, Pa., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- BioTrends released the second wave of LaunchTrends(®): Ampyra, a three wave syndicated report series designed to track the uptake of Acorda's Ampyra. In the current wave of research, which measures success at the four month post launch mark for Ampyra, BioTrends surveyed 85 neurologists in late July 2010 and conducted qualitative interviews with a subset of 20 of the respondents in early August 2010. Awareness and interest in Ampyra...


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