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Article ID: 588534

Huge Study Finds Brain Networks Connected to Teen Drug Abuse

University of Vermont

In the largest imaging study of the human brain ever conducted—involving 1,896 14-year-olds—scientists have discovered networks that go a long way toward explaining why some teenagers start experimenting with drugs and alcohol.

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25-Apr-2012 3:25 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588673

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association Honors Dr. Robert Baloh, Director of Cedars-Sinai Neuromuscular Division

Cedars-Sinai

Robert H. Baloh, MD, PhD, director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s Neuromuscular Division, has received the ALS Association Golden West Chapter Commitment to a Cure Award.

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27-Apr-2012 5:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588584

Findings in Study of Memory in Mice May Offer Clues to Reverse Cognitive Deficits in People with Neurological Disorders

Baylor University

The ability to navigate using spatial cues was impaired in mice whose brains were minus a channel that delivers potassium — a finding that may have implications for humans with damage to the hippocampus, a brain structure critical to memory and learning, according to a Baylor University researcher.

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26-Apr-2012 12:15 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588555

Multiple Sclerosis Care Center Moves to New Facility

NYU Langone Health

NYU Langone’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Comprehensive Care Center recently opened the doors to a new clinical practice – the first to occupy NYU Langone Medical Center’s new, nearly 300,000-square-foot Ambulatory Care Center.

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25-Apr-2012 5:00 PM EDT
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    25-Apr-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 588498

Growing Up as a Neural Stem Cell: The Importance of Clinging Together and Then Letting Go

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Stem cell researchers at UCLA have identified new components of the genetic pathway that controls the adhesive properties and proliferation of neural stem cells and the formation of neurons in early development.

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24-Apr-2012 8:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 588508

Scientists Uncover Strong Support for Once-Marginalized Theory on Parkinson’s Disease

University of California San Diego

University of California, San Diego scientists have used powerful computational tools and laboratory tests to discover new support for a once-marginalized theory about the underlying cause of Parkinson’s disease.

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25-Apr-2012 10:45 AM EDT
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Article ID: 588495

New Guidelines Assert That Daily Preventive Therapies Significantly Reduce Migraines

Mount Sinai Health System

Dr. Mark Green, director of the Headache Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, provides insight into new guidelines released by the American Academy of Neurology on migraine treatments.

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25-Apr-2012 8:30 AM EDT
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    24-Apr-2012 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 588159

Study Finds Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Patients Had Reduced Activity in Brain’s “Reward Center”

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)

New findings on CFS add to evidence about the biology of this mysterious disease

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17-Apr-2012 1:00 PM EDT
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    23-Apr-2012 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 587951

New Guidelines: Treatments Can Help Prevent Migraine

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Research shows that many treatments can help prevent migraine in certain people, yet few people with migraine who are candidates for these preventive treatments actually use them, according to new guidelines issued by the American Academy of Neurology. The guidelines, which were co-developed with the American Headache Society, will be announced at the American Academy of Neurology’s 64th Annual Meeting in New Orleans and published in the April 24, 2012, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 588429

Brain Surgery for Epilepsy Underutilized

University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Ten years ago, a landmark clinical trial in Canada demonstrated the unequivocal effectiveness of brain surgeries for treating uncontrolled epilepsy, but since then the procedure has not been widely adopted—in fact, it is dramatically underutilized according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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23-Apr-2012 3:40 PM EDT
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