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New clues about the ageing memory functions of the brain

A European study led by Umeå University Professor Lars Nyberg, has shown that the dopamine D2 receptor is linked to the long-term ...

Cannabidiol study will explore treatment for epilepsy

UNMC is seeking 25 patients for a clinical research study that investigates the use of cannabidiol in patients with drug resistant epilepsy ...

Righting the wrongs of misfolded proteins

UAlberta scientists study compounds with anti-prion properties to address rare but fatal diseases. ... Full story

Dietary Therapy to Reduce Epileptic Seizures

Waunakee's Erin MacMillan has lived with epilepsy for 32 of her 37 years, and each of the five medications she's taken presented serious side effects. ... Full story

Nasal spray may ease Parkinson’s, other disease symptoms

SPOKANE, Wash. – Researchers have reported a 240 percent increase in the brain of the antioxidant glutathione after it is administered via nasal spray. Glutathione deficiency has been documented in a variety of central nervous system disorders, including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, schizophrenia and bipolar disease. ... Full story

American Academy of Neurology Develops New Healthcare Quality Data Registry

In its efforts to promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care, the American Academy of Neurology has developed a neurology focused clinical quality registry called Axon Registry™. Quality improvement of neurology care is the focus of the Axon Registry. ... Full story

A new piece in the puzzle of understanding the aging process

New research from the University of Gothenburg advances our knowledge of how cells age and may have important implications for our understanding diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. ... Full story

Blood Test Provides Information on Alzheimer’s and atypical Parkinson’s

Reliable information can be obtained on the progression of dementias by measuring specific proteins in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid. A test of this kind is especially significant to the development of new therapies, as reported in the journal Neuron by scientists from the University of Basel and University Hospital Basel, along with international colleagues. ... Full story

The brain needs to 'clean itself up' so that it can 'sort itself out'

A piece of research led by the Achucarro Basque Center for Neuroscience, the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU), and the Ikerbasque Foundation has revealed how the brain’s cleaning up mechanisms function in neurodegenerative diseases. ... Full story

WhatsApp-based support group likely to improve the situation of epilepsy patients

Leaving feelings of isolation behind: WhatsApp-based support groups may be a way of facilitating communication and support among epilepsy patients. A study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology in Copenhagen is examining whether this instant messaging service is actually helping to improve the health and quality of life of people with epilepsy. ... Full story

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