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September 26, 2016

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September 26, 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

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

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

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

Parents' Psychiatric Disease Linked to Kids' Risk of Suicide Attempt, Violent Offending

Aug. 31, 2016 — Risk for suicide attempts and violent offending by children appears to be associated with their parents' psychiatric disorders, according to a new ... read more

Major Step Towards Alzheimer's Blood Test

Aug. 31, 2016 — A research team has made a significant step towards the development of a simple blood test to predict the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The group studied blood from 292 individuals with the ... read more

Caffeine and Its Analogues Counteract Memory Deficits by Normalizing Stress Responses in the Brain

Aug. 30, 2016 — A new study describes the mechanism by which caffeine counteracts age-related cognitive deficits in animals. The study shows that the abnormal expression of a particular receptor -- adenosine A2A, a ... read more

Antipsychotic Medications Linked to Increased Risk of Pneumonia in Persons With Alzheimer's Disease

Aug. 30, 2016 — Antipsychotic medications are associated with an increased risk of pneumonia in persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to new research. The risk of pneumonia was the highest at the ... read more

Critical Protein Shows Promise for the Treatment of Alzheimer's

Aug. 30, 2016 — In new research, researchers examine p62 -- a critical protein associated with tell-tale symptoms of Alzheimer's. The study demonstrates for the first time that p62 may have a role in reversing ... read more

Aug. 29, 2016 — Scientists found high concentrations of toxins linked to neurodegenerative diseases in the fins and muscles of 10 species of sharks. The research team suggests that restricting consumption of sharks ... read more

Could PTSD Trigger Early Cognitive Impairment in Some World Trade Center Responders?

Aug. 29, 2016 — There may be a significant amount of cognitive impairment (CI) among 911 World Trade Center responders -- a rate of nearly 13 percent that could be caused by symptoms of post-traumatic stress ... read more

Use It or Lose It: Stopping Exercise Decreases Brain Blood Flow

Aug. 29, 2016 — Researchers examined cerebral blood flow in master athletes (ages 50-80 years) before and after a 10-day period during which they stopped all exercise. Using MRI brain imaging techniques, they found ... read more

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