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Released: 14-Feb-2020 1:45 PM EST
As Out-of-Pocket Costs for Neurologic Medications Rise, People Less Likely to Take Them
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

As out-of-pocket costs go up for drugs for the neurologic disorders Alzheimer’s disease, peripheral neuropathy and Parkinson’s disease, people are less likely to take the drugs as often as their doctors prescribed, according to a study funded by the American Academy of Neurology and published in the February 19, 2020, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:15 AM EST
Think all BPA-free products are safe? Not so fast, scientists warn
University of Missouri, Columbia

Using "BPA-free" plastic products could be as harmful to human health -- including a developing brain -- as those products that contain the controversial chemical, suggest scientists in a new study led by the University of Missouri and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
Machine Learning Identifies Personalized Brain Networks in Children
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Machine learning is helping Penn Medicine researchers identify the size and shape of brain networks in individual children, which may be useful for understanding psychiatric disorders. In a new study published in Neuron, a multidisciplinary team showed how brain networks unique to each child can predict cognition. The study is the first to show that functional neuroanatomy can vary greatly among kids, and is refined during development.

Released: 14-Feb-2020 11:00 AM EST
Right Place, Right Time
Harvard Medical School

Harvard researchers have discovered a new mechanism for how the brain and its arteries communicate to supply blood to areas of heightened neural activity. The findings enable new avenues of study into the role of this process in neurological diseases.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Understanding Brain Inflammation and Stroke Recovery
University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky professor Ann Stowe’s research may pave the way to understanding and improving how the brain recovers from stroke.

Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:55 AM EST
Physician-scientist wins esteemed award to study whether maternal gut health impacts stroke risk for offspring
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Louise D. McCullough, MD, PhD, a physician-scientist at UTHealth is a recipient of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) prestigious $1 million Merit Award to investigate whether the maternal microbiome influences stroke risk in offspring.

Newswise: Neighborhood Features and One’s Genetic Makeup Interact to Affect Cognitive Function
Released: 19-Feb-2020 8:30 AM EST
Neighborhood Features and One’s Genetic Makeup Interact to Affect Cognitive Function
Florida Atlantic University

Few studies have examined how the neighborhood’s physical environment relates to cognition in older adults. Researchers categorized 4,716 individuals by apolipoprotein E (APOE) genotype – a genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) to determine if there are cognitive benefits of living in neighborhoods with greater access to social, walking and retail destinations. Results showed that the positive influence of neighborhood environments on cognition are strongest among those who are at the lowest risk for AD, specifically APOE ε2 carriers.

Released: 17-Feb-2020 9:55 AM EST
What birdsong tells us about brain cells and learning
University of Chicago Medical Center

New research by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago uses a unique model — the intricate mating songs of birds — to show how the intrinsic properties of neurons are closely tied to the complex processes of learning.

Newswise: Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
Released: 18-Feb-2020 5:10 PM EST
Three of the Top 10 Autism Studies of 2019 come from UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Health

The UC Davis MIND Institute’s Collaborative START Lab behind three of the top 10 autism studies of 2019. The studies explore early interventions and new school transitions for children on the autism spectrum.

Newswise: New Research Links Genetics and MS Severity, Offers Innovative Treatment Ideas to Combat MS and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Released: 18-Feb-2020 3:25 PM EST
New Research Links Genetics and MS Severity, Offers Innovative Treatment Ideas to Combat MS and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS)

Dr. Peter Calabresi, professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Director of the Johns Hopkins Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center, will present his team’s discovery of a possible link between severe damage and C3 and C1q gene variants, and how this information could lead to improvements in the ways MS and other neurodegenerative diseases are treated, during his keynote Kenneth P. Johnson Memorial Lecture on the opening day of the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) Forum 2020.



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