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Abnormal Brain Protein May Contribute to Alzheimer’s Disease Development

A recently-recognized pathologic protein in the brain may play a larger role in the development of clinical Alzheimer’s disease dementia than previously recognized, according to a study by researchers at Rush University Medical Center. The findings of the study of nearly 1,000 older adults were published in the Sept. 30 issue of the journal, Brain.

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Caffeine-Based Compounds Show Promise Against Parkinson’s Disease

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A team of researchers from the University of Saskatchewan has developed two caffeine-based chemical compounds that show promise in preventing the ravages of Parkinson’s disease.

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UTHealth Researchers Study Mild Electrical Stimulation for Schizophrenia Patients

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A safe, noninvasive weak electrical current delivery called transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) will be investigated for its potential in treating schizophrenia patients in a study led by Raymond Cho, M.D., M.Sc., at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

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Georgetown Receives FDA Clearance to Conduct Clinical Trial with Nilotinib in Alzheimer’s Disease

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Georgetown University Medical Center today announces the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has completed its review of an investigational new drug application (IND) for the use of nilotinib in a phase II clinical trial for patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer’s disease.

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Setting the Stage From Diagnoses to Dimensions

The case-control method, where researchers compare patients with a particular disease to healthy control participants, has increased understanding of disease-related effects at a group level. However, psychiatric pathology complicates assumptions of the method – that the illness can be defined and that patients cleanly fit the definition. Although psychiatry has characterized different diagnoses, patients within a diagnosis vary widely and symptoms often overlap diagnostic labels.

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Kimon Bekelis, MD, Receives Two Awards at the 2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting: The 2016-17 CNS Innovation Fellowship and the Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award

Kimon Bekelis, MD, is a cerebrovascular/endovascular fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and instructor of health policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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World's First Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial for Epilepsy Begins

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Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy.

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Rest and Well-Being – World’s Largest Survey

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Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic.

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Alcohol Shown to Act in Same Way as Rapid Antidepressants

Can having a few drinks help people with clinical depression feel better? Yes. At least in terms of biochemistry.

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Nighttime Hot Flashes May Spark Mild Depression

A woman’s perception that she is experiencing a high number of nighttime hot flashes can trigger mild symptoms of depression during menopause, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society’s Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

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In the Eye of the Beholder: First-of-Its-Kind Tool Measures Caregiver’s Perception of Capabilities of Person with Dementia

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Comprehensive occupational therapy care requires a family-centered approach including treatment for the person with dementia and education for the caregiver. Clinical assessments exist to evaluate the capabilities of a person with dementia, but until now, occupational therapists did not have a validated instrument to gain understanding of the caregiver’s perceptions of the person with dementia’s abilities. Occupational therapist researchers at the Jefferson College of Health Professions at Thomas Jefferson University developed a first-of-its-kind tool to close this gap and published their findings in OTJR: Occupation, Participation and Health.

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Tumor Paint Brings Light to Toddler’s Brain Tumor

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Hunter Coffman was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Seattle Children’s when he was 2-years-old. While preparing for the surgery to remove the tumor, Hunter’s parents were also presented with the opportunity to enroll Hunter in Seattle Children’s Phase 1 trial of BLZ-100 Tumor Paint, a drug that aims to improve surgical outcomes by acting as a molecular flashlight that allows surgeons to visibly distinguish a tumor from normal brain tissue. BLZ-100 Tumor Paint was invented by a team led by Dr. Jim Olson, pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children’s.

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LBDA‘s New White Paper Explores the State of the Science and the Unprecedented Opportunity to Advance the Understanding and Treating Lewy Body Dementia

The Lewy Body Dementia Association (LBDA) announced a new white paper that explores the state of the science for the most misdiagnosed form of dementia. The white paper was developed to create an awareness that there are increasing research opportunities to gain critical insights into LBD.

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Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer’s disease.

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Brain Disruptions Similar Across Many Emotional Disorders

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In an analysis of existing studies that used MRI images to study the brain’s white matter, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago describe common brain abnormalities found in multiple emotional disorders. Their findings are published in the journal NeuroImage: Clinical.

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LBDA Shines a Light on Lewy Body Dementia During October’s Lewy Body Awareness Month

To drive awareness of a common but little-known dementia, Lewy body dementia (LBD), the Lewy Body Dementia Association and families across the nation stand together in solidarity, making October, Lewy Body Awareness Month.

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Meditation Keeps Emotional Brain in Check

Meditation can help tame your emotions even if you’re not a mindful person, suggests a new study from Michigan State University.

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Time Window to Help People Who’ve Had a Stroke Longer Than Previously Shown

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Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. And the use of stent retrievers — devices that remove the blood clot like pulling a cork out of a wine bottle Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke patients within six hours for people to benefit. But new research finds that the procedure has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke.







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