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Proteins May Slow Memory Loss in People with Alzheimer’s

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Certain proteins may slow the devastating memory loss caused by Alzheimer’s disease, according to a groundbreaking Iowa State University study.

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Blood to Feeling: McMaster Scientists Turn Blood Into Neural Cells

Stem cell scientists at McMaster can now directly convert adult human blood cells to both central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) neurons as well as neurons in the peripheral nervous system (rest of the body) that are responsible for pain, temperature and itch perception. This means that how a person’s nervous system cells react and respond to stimuli, can be determined from his blood.

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Guidelines Bring UNT Health Science Center's Blood Test for Alzheimer's One Step Closer

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A simple blood test developed at UNT Health Science Center to detect early Alzheimer's disease is a step closer to being used to screen older adults.

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Experts Map Surgical Approaches for Auditory Brainstem Implantation

A technique called auditory brainstem implantation can restore hearing for patients who can't benefit from cochlear implants. A team of US and Japanese experts has mapped out the surgical anatomy and approaches for auditory brainstem implantation in the June issue of Operative Neurosurgery, published on behalf of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons by Wolters Kluwer.

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Trending Stories Report for 21 May 2015

Trending news releases with the most views in a single day. Topics include: gun regulation, psychology and altruism, big data, threats to coral reefs, extra-terrestrial life, personalized diets, metabolic syndrome and heart health, new drug target to treat arthritis, and archeologists find oldest tools.

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People with Depression May Be More Likely to Develop Parkinson’s Disease

People with depression may be more likely to develop Parkinson’s disease, according to a large study published in the May 20, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.