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Migraines do not hurt your brain


August 12th, 2012 - 5:41 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 12 (IANS) Migraines are not associated with cognitive decline, suggests new research even though previous studies have linked the disorder to increased stroke risk and structural brain lesions.Migraines ... Read more...

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Stem cells may help treat aggressive multiple sclerosis


March 22nd, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): Replacing bone marrow with the body's own stem cells may hold some hope for patients with aggressive forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a long-term Greek study.For ... Read more...

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Second molecule in Alzheimer’s toxic duo identified


February 4th, 2011 - 6:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 4 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio have identified the second molecule in Alzheimer's toxic duo.Like two unruly boys who need to be ... Read more...

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Migraines, headaches ‘do not increase risk of cognitive decline’


January 20th, 2011 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 20 (ANI): A study - using MRI to study the brains of migraine sufferers - has shown that a higher proportion of these patients exhibit lesions of the brain microvessels ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

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Gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals found


December 23rd, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): Scientists have found a gene that protects against dementia in high-risk individuals.It was assumed that a mutation in the progranulin gene, which makes the progranulin protein and supports ... Read more...

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30-second test to predict Alzheimer’s on the anvil


November 12th, 2010 - 12:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 12 (ANI): Diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease decades before symptoms appear would soon be possible, courtesy a 30-second test being developed by scientists.The simple procedure, which detects the signs of Alzheimer's ... Read more...

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Now, simple test to determine brain health uncovered


November 10th, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Nov 10 (ANI): Scientists at the Australian National University (ANU) have been able to use a computer-based test to gauge a person's brain health, according to a new study.The test assessed ... Read more...

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World’s largest study shows brain recovery, speech improvement possible after stroke


September 29th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 29 (ANI): Scientists have offered new hope to patients of chronic stroke, for world's largest study has suggested that the brain can recover and the ability to communicate can improve ... Read more...

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Old age may not have role in why people become forgetful


September 16th, 2010 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 16 (ANI): Old age may not be to blame for older people becoming forgetful, a recent study reveals.It suggests that the same brain lesions that are associated with dementia are ... Read more...

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Kids with brain injuries have difficulty developing story-telling skills


July 27th, 2010 - 1:17 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 27 (ANI): A new study has shown that kids with brain injuries have difficulty developing story-telling skills even though other language abilities, such as vocabulary, tend to catch up with ... Read more...

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Bipolar patients may be at risk for high BP


June 11th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): A recent Michigan State University study has found that nearly half of patients hospitalized with bipolar disorder may suffer from hypertension, and the younger a person is diagnosed ... Read more...

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Statins ’slow multiple sclerosis progression’


April 15th, 2010 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 15 (ANI): Cholesterol-lowering drugs statins can slow the progression of multiple sclerosis, a study has found.The UCSF-led study examining the impact of statins on the progression of multiple sclerosis found ... Read more...

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New therapy for relapsing multiple sclerosis shows promise


February 17th, 2010 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Patients with relapsing multiple sclerosis who combine standard treatment with doses of a humanized monoclonal antibody called daclizumab might develop fewer new or enlarged brain lesions than if ... Read more...

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Can brain activity alter our spiritual perceptions?


February 11th, 2010 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 11 (IANS) Scientists are trying to establish a direct link between brain activity and spirituality, which may even lead to new strategies for treating some forms of mental illness. "Neuro-imaging ... Read more...

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Older women with hypertension ‘at increased dementia risk’


January 13th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): A new research has suggested that older women with hypertension are at increased risk for developing brain lesions that cause dementia later in life.The findings are based on ... Read more...

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Multiple sclerosis more aggressive in children


November 17th, 2009 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Multiple sclerosis diagnosed in childhood is more aggressive and causes more brain lesions than that detected in adulthood, according to magnetic resonance images (MRI) performed by University at ... Read more...

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Smoking may lead to brain damage in multiple sclerosis patients


August 18th, 2009 - 1:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 18 (ANI): Cigarette smoking can cause brain damage in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study.Scientists at the University at Buffalo have shown that MS patients who ... Read more...

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Formal education ‘reduces negative effects of Alzheimer’s’


August 12th, 2009 - 2:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 12 (ANI): Formal education diminishes the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if a manifest brain volume loss has already occurred, according to a new study."We know that there ... Read more...

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Formal education reduces Alzheimer impact


August 12th, 2009 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) Education reduces the impact of Alzheimer's disease on cognition even if brain volume loss has already occurred, says a study carried out in Germany. Robert Perneczky, department of ... Read more...

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Cognitive testing, brain lesions may help predict MS progression risk


July 30th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Researchers have revealed that cognitive testing, gender and brain lesions might help people with inactive or benign multiple sclerosis (MS) better predict their future with the disease.People with ... Read more...

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Stem cells rescue mice memory in advanced Alzheimer’s


July 22nd, 2009 - 6:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Neural stem cells can rescue memory in mice with advanced Alzheimer's disease, opening the way to treating dementia that afflicts 5.3 million people in the US. Mice genetically engineered ... Read more...

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Alzheimer’s disease drug may treat traumatic brain injury too


July 13th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 13 (ANI): A class of drugs used for the treatment of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) has been found to be effective in treating traumatic brain injury as well, according to researchers ... Read more...

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Migraine with aura in midlife may lead to brain lesions


June 24th, 2009 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 24 (ANI): Women who experience migraines with aura (sensory disturbances, such as with vision, balance or speech) during midlife are at increased risk of developing brain lesions in later life, ... Read more...

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Closure of patent foramen ovale may reduce migraine occurrence, intensity


February 17th, 2009 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): A catheter-based closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO)a slight opening in the wall between the right and left atriacan help reduce the frequency and severity of disabling ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy shrinks brain


January 13th, 2009 - 4:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 13 (ANI): Hormone replacement therapy may lead to brain shrinkage in postmenopausal women, say researchers.The study showed that volumes of brain lesions were not significantly increased among women prescribed ... Read more...

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Blind man navigates obstacle course perfectly


December 26th, 2008 - 3:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 26 (IANS) Researchers have demonstrated that people can successfully navigate an obstacle course even after the loss of their vision.The findings reveal the importance of alternative routes in the brain, ... Read more...

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Even blind people can navigate obstacle courses sans collision


December 23rd, 2008 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 23 (ANI): For the first time, researchers have shown that people can navigate an obstacle course even after brain damage leaves them with no awareness of sight and no ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 ”cuts Alzheimer’’s symptoms, lesions”


November 5th, 2008 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): In a new study on mice, researchers have found that Nicotinamide, a form of Vitamin B3, in high doses may prevent lesions and symptoms associated with Alzheimer''s ... Read more...

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Novel compound significantly reduces brain lesions in multiple sclerosis


October 24th, 2008 - 12:27 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 24 (ANI): Trials of a new compound called BG-12 have shown that it can reduce the number of new gadolinium enhancing (Gd+) lesions by 69 percent in patients with ... Read more...

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Lure of reward and fear of failure do constant battle in our brains


October 10th, 2008 - 11:52 am ICT by ANI
Washington, October 10 (ANI): A new imaging study has revealed that the battle between lure of reward and fear of failure is rooted in the brains architecture. Neuroscientists at the USC ... Read more...

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Eating fish may ward off memory loss, stroke in elderly


August 5th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 5 (ANI): Eating fish may help lower the risk of cognitive decline and stroke in healthy older adults, according to a new study.The study has been published in Neurology.For ... Read more...

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Eat fish to prevent memory loss, stroke in old age


August 5th, 2008 - 11:39 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 5 (IANS) Eating tuna and other kinds of fish may help lower risk of memory loss and stroke in healthy older adults, according to a study. For the study, 3,660 ... Read more...

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Anti-inflammatory drug may block brain plaques in Alzheimers patients


June 25th, 2008 - 3:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): A new study led by German and American researchers has revealed that an anti-inflammatory drug can block brain plaques in patients with Alzheimers disease.Alzheimer's is the most ... Read more...

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Stem cells may improve memory after brain injury: Study


November 14th, 2007 - 8:09 am ICT by admin
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