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Enzyme Fights Mutated Protein in Inherited Parkinson's Disease

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An enzyme that naturally occurs in the brain helps destroy the mutated protein that is the most common cause of inherited Parkinson's disease, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found.

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Carbon, Monoxide, Pregnancy, Fetal, air, Pollution, car, Exhaust, Global, Warming

Study Uncovers How Tiny Levels of Carbon Monoxide Damage Fetal Brain

A UCLA study has discovered that chronic exposure during pregnancy to miniscule levels of carbon monoxide damages the cells of the fetal brain, resulting in permanent impairment. The journal BMC (BioMed Central) Neuroscience published the findings June 22 in its online edition.

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Migraine, Cardiovascular Disease, Heart Disease, Migraine Frequency, Migraine With Aura, AAN, American Academy Of Neurology, Neurology Journal, Neurology

Migraine and Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease: Migraine Frequency Plays a Role

Women who have migraines with aura may be more likely to have a stroke or heart attack than women who don't have the condition, and the association varies by migraine frequency, according to research published in the June 24, 2009, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. An aura is a visual or other sensory disturbance that occurs before the migraine starts, such as seeing bright lights.

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Brain, Migraine, Stroke, Brain Lesions, Aging, USU, Uniformed Services University, Scher

Migraines with Aura in Middle Age May Be Associated with Late-Life Brain Lesions

Women who suffer from migraine headaches in middle age"”particularly those accompanied by neurological aura"”are more likely to have damage to brain tissue in the cerebellum later in life.

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Alterations in Brain's White Matter Key to Schizophrenia

Researchers here used a novel form of brain imaging to discover that white matter in the brains of adolescents at risk of developing schizophrenia does not develop at the same rate as healthy people. Further, the extent of these alterations can predict how badly patients will or will not deteriorate functionally over time.

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First Direct Visualization of Memory Formation in the Brain

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UCLA and McGill University researchers have, for the first time, "photographed" a memory in the making.

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Older Adults, Socialize, Motor Decline

Older Adults Who Socialize Less May Experience Motor Decline

Among older adults, less frequent participation in social activity is associated with a more rapid rate of motor function decline, according to a report in the June 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Epilepsy, Seizure, ICU, Intensive Care, EEG, Brain Injury, Stroke, Continuous Eeg, Electroencephalography, Intracranial Eeg, Intracranial Electroencephalography, Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Head Trauma, Ischemia, Sepsis

More Vigilant Monitoring for Seizures Among ICU Patients Encouraged

Two new studies published by neurologists at Columbia University Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital demonstrate a need for more vigilant monitoring for seizure activity among intensive care patients who may be experiencing subtle seizures that are typically unrecognized. These subtle seizures may be affecting patients' prognoses and causing long-term brain damage, death and severe disability.

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Alzheimer's Disease, MRI, Cognitive Impairment

Measuring Brain's Memory Centers May Help Predict Alzheimer's

Scientists at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have shown that a fully automated procedure called Volumetric MRI "“ which measures the "memory centers" of the brain and compares them to expected size "“ is effective in predicting the progression from mild cognitive impairment (MCI) to Alzheimer's disease. The procedure can be readily used in clinics to measure brain atrophy, and may help physicians to predict decline in MCI patients.

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Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Donepezil, Aricept, Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitors, Memory, Cognition, Thinking Skills, AAN, American Academy Of Neurology, Neurology, Journal Neurology

Depression May Increase Risk of Alzheimer's Disease in People with Memory Problems

People with memory problems who are depressed are more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease compared to people who are not depressed, according to a study published in the June 16, 2009, print issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. However, the research also shows that the popular Alzheimer's drug donepezil may delay the progression to Alzheimer's disease for depressed people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or memory problems.







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