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2012-07-16 02:24:18

VANCOUVER, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Allon Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: NPC) announced that data presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC) in Vancouver confirm the integrity of patient enrollment and the importance of cognitive impairment in its pivotal clinical trial evaluating the Company's lead drug candidate davunetide as a potential treatment of the rapidly progressive neurodegenerative disease progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP). Dr. Michael Gold,...

2012-03-01 02:07:56

A study recently published by the University of Kentucky's Scott Livingston shows that physiological problems stemming from a concussion may continue to present in the patient even after standard symptoms subside. Currently, concussions are diagnosed and monitored through a patient's self-reported symptoms (including headache, confusion or disorientation, poor concentration, and memory loss) and through computerized neuropsychological testing programs, which measure cognitive abilities...

2011-12-16 12:50:07

The identification of genes that contribute to a susceptibility to complex neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression and bipolar disorders has been not very successful using conventional genetic approach. There are several problems associating with this conventional approach including carriers of genes cannot be identified in the absence of manifest symptoms and the heterogeneity of neuropsychiatric disorders. A new direction that appears encouraging is the...

2011-11-14 08:42:00

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeuroCog Trials, Inc. and Advance Visuals, Inc. announced today that the use of video recordings of neurocognitive testing in a large international clinical trial is helping to identify both subtle and gross errors in test administration and scoring. This video recording technology reflects an evolution towards greater vigilance regarding the accurate, unbiased assessment of neuropsychological effects of new drugs. The use of video review is...

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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...

2010-09-10 09:41:32

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- A new study finds drunk drivers don't just make bad decisions; they may struggle to make any decisions at all. The findings show people who drove under the influence several times have subtle deficits in their decision making abilities that tend to go undetected though conventional neuropsychological testing. "Not only was DUI reported to account for nearly 40 percent of fatal motor crashes in North America," which Muzaffer Kasar, resident in psychiatry at the Bakirkoy...

2010-09-08 13:58:38

    * Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a major public health problem.    * New findings show that people who had relapsed to DUI have subtle deficits in their decision-making abilities.    * These deficits tend to go undetected through conventional neuropsychological testing. Driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol is a major public health problem. A study of people who had relapsed to DUI found subtle deficits in their...

2010-05-12 07:55:17

Compared with a group of healthy study participants, adults with sickle cell anemia showed poorer performance on neurocognitive tests, which was associated with anemia and age, according to a study in the May 12 issue of JAMA. While the average life span for patients with sickle cell anemia (SCA) now exceeds 50 years, SCA has become a chronic illness associated with progressive deterioration in quality of life, according to background information in the article. "Neurocognitive dysfunction...

2010-05-07 13:15:07

Impairments more severe than early-stage Alzheimer's disease More than half of patients who have cirrhosis of the liver also display neurocognitive impairments such as short term memory loss, a study led by a Loyola University Health System researcher has found. Loyola neuropsychologist Christopher Randolph, PhD, and colleagues found that 54 percent of 301 cirrhosis patients who were tested scored below the 10th percentile for their age and education on a test that measures neurocognitive...

2008-12-04 22:28:29

A U.S. report says military personnel who suffer traumatic brain injury face an increased risk for dementia, depression and other conditions. The report by the Institute of Medicine said brain injuries sustained as a result of exposure to the force of an explosion without a direct strike to the head may be underdiagnosed due to the lack of research on blast injury. Explosive devices and other weaponry have become more powerful and devastating throughout the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and...