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October 1, 2016

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October 1, 2016

Testing Ecopipam's Effectiveness in Treating Stuttering

Sep. 22, 2016 — Stuttering, an interruption in the flow of speech, affects about three million Americans. Currently, no Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drug treatments are available. In an attempt to ... read more

Spotting the Disease Before It Reveals Its Presence

Sep. 20, 2016 — A vast class of incurable neurodegenerative disorders are characterized by the aggregation and deposition of aberrant proteins like the amyloid bpeptide or the a-synuclein, considered to be a factor ... read more

Potential Schizophrenia 'Switch' Found

Sep. 19, 2016 — A key mechanism that explains how compounds they're developing can suppress schizophrenia-like symptoms in mice without side effects has been discovered by researchers. An estimated 3 million ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — A strategy to maximize the effectiveness of anti-cancer immune therapy has been developed by a group of researchers who have identified a molecular switch that controls immune suppression. This ... read more

Poison in the Brain

Sep. 15, 2016 — There are factors that facilitate the formation of putatively toxic structures in the neuronal nuclei of Alzheimer’s patients, report scientists. A research team compared brain samples from ... read more

Response to Common Schizophrenia, Bipolar Treatment Dictated by Gene Type

Sep. 14, 2016 — A mood-stabilizing drug prescribed to many patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder may decrease negative symptoms for people with a certain variant of the COMT gene, say ... read more

Memory Loss Not Enough to Diagnose Alzheimer's

Sep. 13, 2016 — Relying on clinical symptoms of memory loss to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease may miss other forms of dementia caused by Alzheimer’s that don’t initially affect memory, reports a new ... read more

Cancer Bests Zika as Top Health Care Concern, National Health Checkup Finds

Sep. 13, 2016 — While Zika remains a hot topic in the news, a new survey reveals that Americans believe the country’s most significant health care challenge is cancer. In fact, the survey findings report ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — For the first time, researchers describe how to prepare a specific type of aggregate of the amyloid-beta protein with the ability to perforate the cell membrane. What causes neuron death and the ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Laser technology has revealed a common trait of Alzheimer's disease -- a sticky situation that could lead to new targets for medicinal treatments. The neurodegenerative disease affects an ... read more

Midlife Physical Activity Is Associated With Better Cognition in Old Age

Sep. 9, 2016 — Moderately vigorous physical activity -- for example, more strenuous than walking -- has been found to be associated with better cognition in a 25-year follow-up, a new study of 3050 twins ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Having a little bit of extra fat may help reduce the risk of developing diseases caused by toxic protein aggregation, such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Scientists have ... read more

Six New Groups of Molecules Could Be the Key to Delaying Aging

Sep. 7, 2016 — Researchers assess how six previously identified plant extracts can delay aging by affecting different signalling pathways that set the pace of growing ... read more

New Treatment Strategy Against Alzheimer’s Disease?

Sep. 7, 2016 — New research suggests that Alzheimer’s disease may trigger increased expression of an enzyme called lysozyme, which attempts to counteract amyloid build-up in the ... read more

Drug Reduces Seizure Frequency in Children With Tuberous Sclerosis Complex

Sep. 6, 2016 — The drug everolimus has been shown to significantly reduce the frequency of seizures in patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC) -- a genetic disease that ... read more

Post-Mortem Assessment Guidelines for Vascular Cognitive Impairment

Sep. 6, 2016 — The first validated set of pathological criteria for assessing the likelihood that cognitive impairment was caused by vascular disease has been outlined by new ... read more

'Traffic Jam' in Brain Linked to Common Cognitive Disorder

Sep. 6, 2016 — A brain MRI could help improve the diagnosis of people with a common type of cognitive disorder, according to a new study. Vascular cognitive disorder is caused by disease of the vessels supplying ... read more

Sep. 2, 2016 — Scientists are developing an early diagnosis system for neurodegenerative disorders. The system is intended to such diseases as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and others. The diagnosis ... read more

Sep. 1, 2016 — Researchers have created a chair that detects daily behavior and mental state of elderly patients or those subject to dementia. It uses the same principle as law enforcement interrogators or customs ... read more

Living With the Risk of Alzheimer's Disease

Sep. 1, 2016 — What are the expectations of persons who decide to have their risk of Alzheimer’s Disease tested? What should doctors pay attention to when ascertaining individual risks? What is the benefit of ... read more

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