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Drug Target, GPCR, Parkinson's Disease, Cell Biology, NMR, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance

New Structure of Key Protein Holds Clues for Better Drug Design

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Nobel laureate Kurt Wüthrich investigates the structure of an important drug target.

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Genetic Disease, Neurofibromatosis 1, NF1

A Cluster of Mutations in Neurofibromatosis Is an Important Risk Factor for Severe Symptoms

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Research shows that missense mutations in a cluster of just five codons in the NF1 gene are an important risk factor for severe symptoms of the genetic disease neurofibromatosis type 1. Such information is vital to help guide clinical management and genetic counseling in this complex disease.

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Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Estrogen, Neurodegenative Disease

UCLA Researchers Report Novel Complementary Effects of Estrogen Treatment in Combatting MS

A study by UCLA researchers reveals the cellular basis for how the hormone estrogen protects against damage to the central nervous system in people with multiple sclerosis

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dememtia , Alzheimber's Disease, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Exercise, Cognitive Training, cholinesterase inhibitors

Exercise and Cognitive Training May Be Most Effective in Reducing MCI, an Alzheimer’s Disease Pre-Cursor

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Clinicians should recommend exercise and cognitive training for patients with mild cognitive impairment — a common precursor of Alzheimer’s type dementia — according to new guidelines published online in Neurology®.

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Veterinary Health, Veterinary Bioscience, Veterinary surgery, Brain, Brain Surgery, Northern Fur Seals, Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Cummings School

Veterinary Surgeons Perform First-Known Brain Surgery to Treat Hydrocephalus in Fur Seal

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A neurosurgical team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has successfully performed what is believed to be a first-of-its-kind brain surgery on a Northern fur seal named Ziggy Star in an attempt to address her worsening neurologic condition. Ziggy, an adult female, is recovering well at her permanent home at Mystic Aquarium in Mystic, Connecticut.

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Does Dosing of Drug for Mom Make a Difference for Baby’s Risk of Cleft Lip, Palate?

Taking a higher dose of topiramate during the first three months of pregnancy may increase a baby’s risk of cleft lip or cleft palate more than when taking a lower dose, according to a study published in the December 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Guideline: Exercise May Improve Thinking Ability and Memory

Exercising twice a week may improve thinking ability and memory in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), according to a guideline released by the American Academy of Neurology. The recommendation is an update to the AAN’s previous guideline on mild cognitive impairment and is published in the December 27, 2017, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is endorsed by the Alzheimer’s Association.

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Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Petersen, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Minnesota News Releases, news releases

New Guideline: Try Exercise to Improve Memory, Thinking

For patients with mild cognitive impairment, don’t be surprised if your health care provider prescribes exercise rather than medication. A new guideline for medical practitioners says they should recommend twice-weekly exercise to people with mild cognitive impairment to improve memory and thinking.

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Social Relations in Older Age May Help Grandma Maintain Her Memory

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center show that close social relationships may be the key to late life cognitive function.

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PTSD, Military personnel, Neurology, Neurotechnology, acoustic simulation

Noninvasive Brainwave Technology Improved Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms in Military Personnel

A noninvasive brainwave mirroring technology significantly reduced symptoms of post-traumatic stress in military personnel in a pilot study conducted at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.







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