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2014-07-15 04:22:07

New data on fewer new cases in developed nations suggests possibility of prevention and risk reduction COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- While the global epidemic of Alzheimer's disease continues to grow, new data on lower incidence in the "youngest old" from developed countries in Europe and the United States suggest the possibility of reducing risk and/or preventing the disease, according to the results of several research studies announced at the Alzheimer's...

2014-07-13 04:20:20

New Alzheimer's biomarker results reported at Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2014 COPENHAGEN, Denmark, July 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A decreased ability to identify odors might indicate the development of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, while examinations of the eye could indicate the build-up of beta-amyloid, a protein associated with Alzheimer's, in the brain, according to the results of four research trials reported today at the...

2014-07-10 16:25:23

AMBLER, Pa., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy visited Moberg Research's (Moberg) medical device manufacturing facility. Rep. Kennedy and Dick Moberg discussed how Moberg's advanced neurological monitors facilitate cutting-edge research in neurological disease and treatment. In 2011, Rep. Kennedy and mental health advocate, Garen Staglin, created One Mind, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering fundamental changes that...

2014-07-10 09:44:40

American Academy of Neurology Position statement released as AAN hosts first Sports Concussion Conference in Chicago The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the largest professional association of neurologists and a leading authority on sports concussion, is releasing a new position paper that states doctors have an ethical obligation to educate and protect athletes from sports concussion and clear them to play only when the athlete is medically ready, standing firm against objections...

2014-07-09 23:11:10

The CP Help Center is the web’s largest source for research, treatment and legal news on cerebral palsy. Visit http://www.CerebralPalsyHelp.org today. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 The birth injury patient advocates at CerebralPalsyHelp.org are announcing a recently-updated news story added to the site about a boy who raised over $20,000 to help pay for a surgery his best friend needed due to his cerebra palsy*. The CP Help Center is a national advocacy center providing the latest...

2014-07-09 23:10:43

Expanding market reach to Europe for its innovative software solution for automated brain atrophy measurements. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) July 09, 2014 CorTechs Labs, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has received CE Marking allowing the distribution in the European Economic Area (EEA) of their software product NeuroQuant, the leading volumetric brain imaging device. Already FDA Cleared and used by many reputable clinics and hospitals, NeuroQuant provides cutting-edge data analysis and...

2014-07-09 11:17:04

NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke NIH-funded researchers find brain tumor cells disrupt the brain's protective barrier, offering potential avenues for therapy Invading glioblastoma cells may hijack cerebral blood vessels during early stages of disease progression and damage the brain's protective barrier, a study in mice indicates. This finding could ultimately lead to new ways to bring about the death of the tumor, as therapies may be able to reach these...

2014-06-30 11:35:43

Rockefeller University Without a steady supply of blood, neurons can't work. That's why one of the culprits behind Alzheimer's disease is believed to be the persistent blood clots that often form in the brains of Alzheimer's patients, contributing to the condition's hallmark memory loss, confusion and cognitive decline. New experiments in Sidney Strickland's Laboratory of Neurobiology and Genetics at Rockefeller University have identified a compound that might halt the progression of...

2014-06-30 08:29:55

LAWRENCE and HYANNIS, Mass., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Castle Connolly Medical Ltd., America's trusted source for identifying Top Doctors, has selected Dr. Drasko Simovic for inclusion in its highly selective 2014 Top Doctors list. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140629/122895 Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. is a highly regarded healthcare research and information company that identifies top doctors in America and provides consumers with detailed information...

2014-06-28 09:54:45

IOS Press Researchers challenge traditional approaches to manage ABI-associated behavior in NeuroRehabilitation Individuals with brain injury and their families often struggle to accept the associated personality changes. The behavior of individuals with acquired brain injury (ABI) is typically associated with problems such as aggression, agitation, non-compliance, and depression. Treatment goals often focus on changing the individual's behavior, frequently using consequence-based...


Latest Neurology Reference Libraries

Stroke
2012-05-02 19:35:56

Stroke is a peer-reviewed medical journal published monthly by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins on behalf of the American Heart Association. As of May 2012, the current editor-in-chief is Marc Fisher (University of Massachusetts Medical School). Stroke covers research on cerebral circulation and related diseases, including clinical research on assessment of risk for stroke, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment, as well as rehabilitation. The audience base for Stroke includes neurologists,...

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2011-01-24 12:56:26

Herpes zoster (or zoster), is known as shingles or zona and is a viral disease characterized by painful skin rash with blisters in a limited area on one side of the body. Initial infection causes chickenpox. Once chickenpox is over the virus remains in the body and can cause shingles. It can become latent in the nerve cell bodies and sometimes in the dorsal root, cranial nerve, or autonomic ganglion. Years after initial infection, another breakout can cause a painful rash. The rash usually...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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