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2014-06-19 14:28:14

American Academy of Neurology A new study suggests that people with muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophies may benefit more from group doctor visits than individual appointments. The study is published in the June 18, 2014, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. "In this age when the demand for neurologists is rising faster than the supply and health care costs continue to rise, it's important to look for finding solutions that are...

2014-06-19 09:39:33

University of Michigan Health System Persistence pays off with new mouse model of primary dystonia Twist and hold your neck to the left. Now down, and over to the right, until it hurts. Now imagine your neck – or arms or legs – randomly doing that on their own, without you controlling it. That's a taste of what children and adults with a neurological condition called dystonia live with every day – uncontrollable twisting and stiffening of neck and limb muscles. The mystery...

2014-06-16 12:29:07

Sunrise-to-Sunset Event Raises Awareness and Funds to Fuel the Alzheimer's Association® CHICAGO, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 21, 2014, The Longest Day(®) participants across the globe will join with the Alzheimer's Association(®) to honor those living with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers. The Longest Day is a sunrise-to-sunset challenge to raise awareness and funds to fuel the care, support and research programs of the Alzheimer's Association. Held on the...

2014-06-12 23:02:20

Fungal Protein Found to Cross Blood-brain Barrier (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 In a remarkable series of experiments on a fungus that causes cryptococcal meningitis, a deadly infection of the membranes that cover the spinal cord and brain, investigators at UC Davis have isolated a protein that appears to be responsible for the fungus’ ability to cross from the bloodstream into the brain. The discovery — published online June 3 in mBio, the open-access, peer-reviewed journal of the American...

2014-06-12 12:30:07

Current Neurologist-Reported Patient Share for Tecfidera Exceeds that of Genzyme's Aubagio and Novartis's Gilenya Combined, According to Findings from Decision Resources Group BURLINGTON, Mass., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Decision Resources Group finds that, within one year of commercial availability, 100 percent of surveyed U.S. neurologists have prescribed Biogen Idec's Tecfidera to at least one of their multiple sclerosis (MS) patients, far surpassing the one-year trial rate for...

2014-06-12 08:29:31

REHOVOT, Israel, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- D-Pharm Ltd. (TASE: DPRM) announced today, publication in PLOS ONE, of promising results from a study of its drug candidate DP-b99. The findings suggest that DP-b99 may prevent lasting alterations in neuronal function and pathological brain reorganization - a hallmark of numerous central nervous system (CNS) diseases. The data demonstrate the potential of D-Pharm's drug candidates derived from D-Pharm's platform technology (MACs)...

2014-06-10 23:01:50

DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States find doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced that Dr. David Raffle, a Los Angeles, California Neuropsychologist, has added his profile to the growing number of doctors using the site. (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 DoctorsElite.com, a service that helps patients around the United States located doctors by diagnosis, treatment, specialty, sub-specialty, and location, has announced...

2014-06-09 23:06:07

This conference, to be held at the end of June, will explore the link between the foods we eat and the growing epidemic of health disorders. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 The nonprofit organization Unblind My Mind will be hosting a daylong conference at the University of California, Santa Cruz on June 28th, 2014 to discuss how the food people eat and their environments may be impacting their health. The conference will feature internationally recognized speakers who will present...

Knowing More Than One Language Helps Keep Aging Brain Healthy
2014-06-02 08:28:07

Gerard LeBlond for redorbit.com - Your Universe Online Researchers from the University of Edinburgh Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology have found that people who speak two or more languages have long-lasting benefits to their brain health. As part of the Lifelong Health and Wellbeing Initiative, the study found that knowing more than one language helps brain health by slowing down cognitive decline from aging even if they acquired the second language in adulthood. It...

2014-05-31 23:00:43

Shane Michaels releases a review of Nootrobrain, a producer of high quality nootropics, which are known to improve brain function. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Nootrobrain, a creator of high-quality nootropic supplements designed to have 100% pure ingredients at the right doses in order to improve focus, productivity, speech, and memory has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “Nootropics are one of the latest and most popular products to...


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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tessitura
  • The prevailing range of a vocal or instrumental part, within which most of the tones lie.
This word is Italian in origin and comes from the Latin 'textura,' web, structure.