neurological function

Cutting edge drug to protect brain from stroke

March 1st, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 1 (IANS) In a lab setting experiment, Scientists have perfected a cutting-edge drug to protect the brain against the damaging effects of a stroke, thus accelerating the process ... Read more...

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Drug may help preserve brain function following cardiac arrest

March 2nd, 2011 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 2 (ANI): New research suggests that an experimental drug, which targets a brain system that controls inflammation, might help preserve neurological function in people who survive sudden cardiac arrest.Survival rates ... Read more...

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Brain bleeding ‘common among older individuals’

November 9th, 2010 - 4:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Brain bleeding is a common occurrence among older individuals, according to a UC Irvine study."In this study, deep regions of the brain were closely examined under a microscope, ... Read more...

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High-fat ketogenic diet ‘can help treat persistent childhood seizures’

May 18th, 2010 - 11:48 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 18 (ANI): A high-fat ketogenic diet, made up of high-fat foods and few carbohydrates, can help reduce or completely eliminate debilitating seizures in most children with infantile spasms, whose seizures ... Read more...

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Vitamin B3 may help in treatment of stroke

February 25th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): Vitamin B3 or niacin, a common water-soluble vitamin, may help improve neurological function after stroke, an early study suggests.When rats with ischemic stroke were given niacin, their brains ... Read more...

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Blood cells successfully reprogrammed

November 10th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): For the first time, researchers from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center have shown how developing red blood cells could be used to produce lysosomal enzymes.Researchers transplanted genetically modified ... Read more...

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1 in 3 Oz women drinks during pregnancy

August 17th, 2008 - 1:25 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 17 (ANI): One in three Aussie women intake alcohol during pregnancy and 16 per cent smoke, says a new research.The study of 1103 women, which argues policy makers to ... Read more...

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Clumsy kids more likely to be obese adults

August 13th, 2008 - 12:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 13 (ANI): A new study has suggested that poor physical control and coordination in childhood are linked to an increased risk of obesity in later life.The findings are based ... Read more...

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‘HiCy’ drug regimen may slow MS progression

June 11th, 2008 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have found that a short-term, very-high dose regimen of the immune-suppressing drug cyclophosphamide may slow progression of multiple sclerosis ... Read more...

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Gene mutation may be underlying cause of schizophrenia

March 28th, 2008 - 11:57 am ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 28 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Washington and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories have found a link between genetic errors and schizophrenia.Schizophrenia is a debilitating psychiatric disorder in which ... Read more...

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Gene research sheds light on Huntingtons disease

November 24th, 2007 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington , Nov 24 (ANI): Scientists at the Weizmann Institute have proposed a mechanism that provides an explanation for the remarkable precision of the genetic time bomb causing Huntington s and other ... Read more...

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