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2011-12-13 12:00:52

Atrophy in the hippocampus, the region of the brain known for memory formation and storage, is evident in Parkinson's disease (PD) patients with cognitive impairment, including early decline known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI).

2011-12-12 23:36:01

Researchers from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the Baltimore VA Medical Center have launched a study of exercise and computerized memory training to see if those activities may help people with Parkinson's disease prevent memory changes.

2011-12-12 22:24:40

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS; also known as Lou Gehrig's disease) is an incurable adult neurodegenerative disorder that progresses to paralysis and death.

2011-12-02 02:00:28

Cortisol may be the Swiss Army knife of hormones in the human body-just when scientists think they understand what it does, another function pops up.

2011-12-02 01:13:30

A diametric shift in the levels of two proteins involved in folding, moving and cutting other proteins enables accumulation of the destructive brain plaque found in Alzheimer's disease.

2011-11-30 15:03:12

In order to better counsel patients, it is key for clinicians of different disciplines to be aware of, and diagnose, the 'overlap syndrome' between two medical disorders - ALS and FTD - since it significantly affects patient survival.

2011-11-28 06:51:33

According to a recent study, two proteins conspire to promote a lethal neurological disease.

2011-11-25 06:50:02

Don’t forget to watch your weight! Previous studies have shown that middle-aged people who are overweight are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease later in life.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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