Latest Neurobiological brain disorder Stories

2012-07-18 06:37:58

(Ivanhoe Newswire)– A widely prescribed MS treatment may not be as effective in the long term as some would have hoped. New research shows that there´s no strong evidence that a group of drugs, beta interferons (ß-IFNs), prescribed to treat MS, had a measurable impact on the long-term disability progression of the disease. The study was led by researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of...

2012-06-20 13:58:17

Earlier detection, prompt and appropriate treatment, and prevention can lessen neurological, physical and psychological consequences of severe head trauma in America's soldiers and teen athletes The impact of traumatic injuries to the brain — whether sustained in combat or on the playing fields of America's schools — is a major topic for international migraine specialists the week of June 18 as they gather in Los Angeles for the 54th Annual Scientific Sessions of the American...

2012-06-20 00:47:02

The first study to examine the actual willingness of older adults to be screened for dementia has found that acceptance of screening is pervasive, although it varies by age. However, willingness to be screened for dementia does not differ by sex, race or income level. Almost 90 percent of the 554 people in the study, who ranged in age from 65 to 96, indicated their willingness by undergoing actual screening. The odds of refusal were higher for patients age 70 to 79 than for those age 65 to...

2012-06-15 10:08:47

A new study shows that a practical clinical tool developed by researchers from the Regenstrief Institute and the Indiana University School of Medicine to measure severity of dementia symptoms is reliable and valid. The Healthy Aging Brain Care Monitor is simple, user-friendly and sensitive to change in symptoms. "The HABC Monitor is a 'blood pressure cuff' for dementia," said Regenstrief Institute investigator Malaz Boustani, M.D., MPH, associate professor of medicine and associate...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.