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2014-07-16 08:29:14

--Interim Results Show NUEDEXTA Provides Meaningful Reduction of PBA Episodes and is Generally Well Tolerated in Alzheimer's Disease/Dementia Population-- ALISO VIEJO, Calif., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced interim data from the phase IV PRISM II study showing that treatment with NUEDEXTA(®) substantially reduced symptoms of pseudobulbar affect (PBA) in patients with Alzheimer's disease/dementia. PBA is a distressing neurologic...

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...

brain darpa
2014-07-10 05:23:08

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Just over a year ago I reported on the announcement of the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, the scientific cousin to the wildly successful Human Genome Project. In his 2013 State of the Union address, President Obama announced the new study saying, “Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy – every dollar. Today our scientists are mapping the...

headbangers beware
2014-07-05 04:42:18

Alan McStravick for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It's official: English heavy metal rock band Motorhead has been declared one of the most hardcore rock and roll acts on Earth according to neurosurgical researcher Dr. Ariyan Pirayesh Islamian of Germany's Hannover Medical School. The connection between Dr. Islamian's expertise in hard rock and neurosurgical research might not at first be evident. But it was a fateful visit by a 50-year-old patient in January 2013 that began to tie...

2014-07-03 16:22:21

ANNAPOLIS, Md., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- HeadFirst Sports Injury and Concussion Care, a service of Righttime Medical Care, is hosting a series of free informational workshops to raise the level of public knowledge about concussions. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140204/PH58878LOGO Concussions, also called mild Traumatic Brain Injuries (mTBI), occur when there is a bump, blow or jolt to the head or body that results in the brain being jostled inside the skull. Many...

2014-07-03 10:53:58

University of Michigan Health System Low back pain, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury most common reasons U.S. Army soldiers couldn't continue to serve Sixty percent of U.S. Army soldiers who were unable to return to a military career after an Iraq deployment couldn't do so because of a muscle, bone or joint injury and nearly half had a mental health diagnosis, according to a new study from the University of Michigan and VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Lower...

2014-07-01 23:01:35

A new study has suggested that military veterans who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are around 60% more likely to be diagnosed with dementia earlier in their lives than those who have never experienced such an injury. Ace Medical Group practicing physician explains how everyone can keep one's brain at its toe. Rock Hill, South Carolina (PRWEB) July 01, 2014 The findings, which were conducted at the University of California and posted in the journal ‘Neurology,’ could...

2014-06-30 23:21:16

Dr. Peter Marincovich, Ph.D. of Audiology Associates has spent his career revolutionizing the way audiology and hearing diagnostics are performed and he is highly versed in the latest treatments for helping patients manage hearing loss associated with brain injury. Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 The Center for Disease Control has estimated that as many as 5.3 million Americans are living with brain injuries at any given time, and a significant head injury occurs about every 21...

2014-06-30 20:22:37

ALISO VIEJO, Calif., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Avanir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: AVNR) today announced that data related to pseudobulbar affect (PBA), a neurological condition characterized by disruptive, uncontrollable episodes of laughing or crying, and NUEDEXTA® (dextromethorphan hydrobromide/quinidine sulfate), the only FDA-approved product for the treatment of PBA, will be presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference (AAIC), being held at the Bela...

Research May Help Prevent Eye Injuries Among Soldiers
2014-06-30 03:30:57

By K.C. Gonzalez, University of Texas at San Antonio Researchers at UTSA are discovering that the current protective eyewear used by our US armed forces might not be adequate to protect soldiers exposed to explosive blasts. According to a recent study, ocular injuries now account for 13 percent of all battlefield injuries and are the fourth most common military deployment-related injury. With the support of the U.S. Department of Defense, UTSA biomedical engineering assistant...


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