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When Stroke Patients Undergo Surgery to Remove Blood Clots, What Anesthesia Works Best?

As more stroke patients undergo minimally invasive procedures to stop strokes in progress, physicians are debating the best way to anesthetize patients -- general anesthesia or conscious sedation?

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Why Does Running Make Us Happy?

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The joy of running. That sense of well-being, freedom and extra energy that runners often experience is not just a matter of endorphins. A study at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) shows that the "runner’s high" phenomenon is also caused by dopamine, an important neurotransmitter for motivation.

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UCLA Researchers Develop a Likely New Combo Treatment for the Deadliest Form of Brain Cancer

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UCLA scientists have developed a potentially promising new combination therapy for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer.

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First U.S. Patients Treated with Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Disease

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Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia have performed the first focused ultrasound treatments in the United States for dyskinesia associated with Parkinson’s disease.

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University of Maryland Medicine Tests Novel Treatment for Parkinson’s

University of Maryland Medicine and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson’s disease – the globus pallidus.

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New Type of Prion May Cause, Transmit Neurodegeneration

Multiple System Atrophy (MSA), a neurodegenerative disorder with similarities to Parkinson’s disease, is caused by a newly discovered type of prion, akin to the misfolded proteins involved in incurable progressive brain diseases such Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD), according to two new research papers led by scientists at UC San Francisco.

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Research in Mice Shows Potential Value of Common Antidepressant in Stroke Victims Too Sick for Immediate Rehab

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Working with mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins have added to evidence that a commonly prescribed antidepressant called fluoxetine helps stroke victims improve movement and coordination, and possibly why.

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