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Newswise: Diagnostic marker found for deadly brain disease marked by dementia, movement problems
21-Nov-2022 5:45 PM EST
Diagnostic marker found for deadly brain disease marked by dementia, movement problems
Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a biomarker that identifies, with up to 89% accuracy, people with a rare, deadly, untreatable brain disease called corticobasal degeneration (CBD). The biomarker could accelerate efforts to develop treatments for CBD.

Newswise: Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Released: 23-Nov-2022 4:30 PM EST
Human evolution wasn’t just the sheet music, but how it was played
Duke University

A team of Duke researchers has identified a group of human DNA sequences driving changes in brain development, digestion and immunity that seem to have evolved rapidly after our family line split from that of the chimpanzees, but before we split with the Neanderthals.

   
Newswise: Major discovery about mammalian brains surprises researchers
Released: 23-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
Major discovery about mammalian brains surprises researchers
University of Copenhagen

In a new breakthrough to understand more about the mammalian brain, University of Copenhagen researchers have made an incredible discovery.

   
Newswise: Pair of Studies Uncover Surprising New Roles for Spinal Cord and Brainstem in Touch
18-Nov-2022 4:45 PM EST
Pair of Studies Uncover Surprising New Roles for Spinal Cord and Brainstem in Touch
Harvard Medical School

New research suggests spinal cord and brainstem are essential for processing touch signals as they travel to the brain

Newswise: HK Tech Forum on Metabolism in Health and Disease
Released: 23-Nov-2022 9:00 AM EST
HK Tech Forum on Metabolism in Health and Disease
Hong Kong Institute for Advanced Study, City University of Hong Kong

Revealing various signaling pathways in metabolism of oxygen, glucose, lipids, proteins and other nutrients is crucial for better understanding of human physiology and diseases.

18-Nov-2022 3:50 PM EST
Study: Antioxidant Flavonols Linked to Slower Memory Decline
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who eat or drink more foods with antioxidant flavonols, which are found in several fruits and vegetables as well as tea and wine, may have a slower rate of memory decline, according to a study published in the November 22, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 22-Nov-2022 3:30 PM EST
With more treatment options, outcomes improve for patients with epilepsy
Mayo Clinic

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder in which brain activity becomes abnormal, causing seizures or periods of unusual behavior, sensations, and sometimes loss of awareness. Anyone can develop epilepsy, and it affects both males and females of all races, ethnic backgrounds and ages.

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Released: 22-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST
Unexpected cognitive deteriorations in epilepsy
University of Bonn

In severe epilepsies, surgical intervention is often the only remedy - usually with great success.

Released: 22-Nov-2022 11:50 AM EST
Researchers reveal a new ALS hallmark, shedding light on a likely trigger of neurodegeneration
King's College London

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London has identified a new hallmark of the neurodegenerative disorder, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), revealing a likely molecular trigger of the disease.

Released: 22-Nov-2022 9:40 AM EST
Low to moderate stress is good for you
University of Georgia

The holidays are a stressful time for many, but that may not be a bad thing when it comes to your brain functioning, according to new research from the Youth Development Institute at the University of Georgia.

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Released: 21-Nov-2022 3:15 PM EST
الفحص الموجه بالذكاء الاصطناعي يستخدم بيانات مخطط كهربية القلب لاكتشاف أحد عوامل الخطر الخفية للإصابة بالسكتة الدماغية
Mayo Clinic

مدينة روتشستر، ولاية مينيسوتا - استخدم باحثو مايو كلينك الذكاء الاصطناعي لتقييم مخططات كهربية القلب للمرضى في إطار استراتيجية استهدافيّة للكشف عن الرجفان الأذيني، وهو إحدى اضطرابات نظم القلب الشائعة. الرجفان الأذيني هو عدم انتظام ضربات القلب، والذي قد يؤدي إلى جلطات دموية قد تنتقل إلى الدماغ وتسبب سكتة دماغية؛ لكن لا يتم يُشخص بشكل صحيح في معظم الأحيان. في الدراسة اللامركزية الميسرة رقميًا، قام الذكاء الاصطناعي بالتعرف على حالات جديدة من الرجفان الأذيني التي لم يكن ليتم الانتباه لها سريريًا خلال الرعاية الروتينية.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 3:05 PM EST
Exámenes de detección guiados por inteligencia artificial usan datos de electrocardiogramas para detectar factores de riesgo ocultos de accidente cerebrovascular
Mayo Clinic

os investigadores de Mayo Clinic utilizaron inteligencia artificial para evaluar electrocardiogramas de pacientes en el marco de una estrategia dirigida para detectar fibrilación auricular, un trastorno frecuente del ritmo cardíaco. La fibrilación auricular es un latido cardíaco irregular que puede provocar coágulos sanguíneos que podrían viajar al cerebro y causar un accidente cerebrovascular, y suele ser difícil de diagnosticar.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 2:55 PM EST
A triagem guiada por inteligência artificial usa dados de eletrocardiograma para detectar os fatores de risco ocultos que provocam AVC
Mayo Clinic

Pesquisadores da Mayo Clinic usaram inteligência artificial para avaliar eletrocardiogramas de pacientes em uma estratégia direcionada para examinar a fibrilação atrial, um transtorno de ritmo cardíaco comum. A fibrilação atrial é um batimento cardíaco irregular que pode provocar a formação de coágulos de sangue que podem se mover até o cérebro e causar um AVC, entretanto, ela é altamente subdiagnosticada.

Released: 21-Nov-2022 12:45 PM EST
Gene Mutation Leading to Autism Found to Overstimulate Brain Cells
Rutgers University-New Brunswick

Scientists looking to understand the fundamental brain mechanisms of autism spectrum disorder have found that a gene mutation known to be associated with the disorder causes an overstimulation of brain cells far greater than that seen in neuronal cells without the mutation. The Rutgers-led study, spanning seven years, employed some of the most advanced approaches available in the scientific toolbox, including growing human brain cells from stem cells and transplanting them into mouse brains.

Newswise: Cedars-Sinai Experts Available to Explain Breaking News About Alzheimer’s Disease Advances
Released: 21-Nov-2022 12:20 PM EST
Cedars-Sinai Experts Available to Explain Breaking News About Alzheimer’s Disease Advances
Cedars-Sinai

Experts from the Jona Goldrich Center for Alzheimer’s and Memory Disorders at Cedars-Sinai are available for interviews and to comment on research being presented at the conference.

Newswise: Inadequate first-line treatment for status epilepticus: The issue and solutions
Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:35 AM EST
Inadequate first-line treatment for status epilepticus: The issue and solutions
International League Against Epilepsy

A benzodiazepine is the first-line treatment of choice for status epilepticus. Despite guidelines from 2012 and 2016 thta recommend medication types, doses, and means of administration, benzodiazepines are often underdosed, or not given at all.

Newswise: The value of epilepsy specialty nurses: Taking action
Released: 21-Nov-2022 11:20 AM EST
The value of epilepsy specialty nurses: Taking action
International League Against Epilepsy

Nurses who care for people with epilepsy fulfill dozens of roles, helping people to navigate clinical, educational, emotional, and social dimensions of epilepsy. But the depth, breadth, and impact of these roles is not always recognized.

Newswise: NIH MedTech program aims to accelerate medical devices to treat, diagnose nervous system disorders
Released: 21-Nov-2022 10:45 AM EST
NIH MedTech program aims to accelerate medical devices to treat, diagnose nervous system disorders
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

The National Institutes of Health has awarded research funding for seven pilot projects developing early stage, yet groundbreaking neuro-technologies. The innovative projects would enable new medical devices to diagnose and treat both acute and chronic disorders, from neuropathic pain to mental illness.

   
18-Nov-2022 12:35 PM EST
Mark Your Calendars for the 2023 AANEM Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce the 2023 AANEM Annual Meeting, which will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge from Wednesday, November 1 to Saturday, November 4, 2023. Association President, Robert W. Irwin, MD, has chosen the plenary topic to be: Disability and NMDs: The Whole Enchilada.

18-Nov-2022 12:40 PM EST
Sharpen Your Ultrasound & EMG Skills at AANEM’s 2023 UltraEMG
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

The American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM) is excited to announce the 2023 UltraEMG meeting, which will be held February 14-17, 2023, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, at Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel. Participants will enhance their knowledge of ultrasound (US) and electromyography (EMG) at this exceptional event through front row, hands-on experiences.

18-Nov-2022 12:30 PM EST
First-Ever Expert Clinical Perspectives Published in Muscle & Nerve
American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)

Muscle & Nerve has officially published the first two manuscripts in the new submission category of Expert Clinical Perspectives. “Diagnosis of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy” and “Treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy,” were both co-authored by Jeffrey Allen, MD, and Richard Lewis, MD, and published in the November 2022 journal.

Newswise: Artificial Neural Networks Learn Better When They Spend Time Not Learning at All
Released: 18-Nov-2022 3:30 PM EST
Artificial Neural Networks Learn Better When They Spend Time Not Learning at All
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers discuss how mimicking sleep patterns of the human brain in artificial neural networks may help mitigate the threat of catastrophic forgetting in the latter, boosting their utility across a spectrum of research interests.

   
Newswise: Brain Organoids Reveal in Detail the Harms of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
Released: 18-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Brain Organoids Reveal in Detail the Harms of Prenatal Alcohol Exposure
University of California San Diego

UC San Diego researchers used human brain organoids to study the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on neural development, revealing significant harms in molecular detail.

Newswise: UT Southwestern scientists among top 1% of highly cited researchers across the globe
Released: 18-Nov-2022 10:05 AM EST
UT Southwestern scientists among top 1% of highly cited researchers across the globe
UT Southwestern Medical Center

More than 20 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists are among the 2022 Highly Cited Researchers listed in the top 1% of researchers from across the globe

Newswise: Novel Device Measures Nerve Activity That May Help Treatment Sepsis and PTSD
Released: 17-Nov-2022 7:30 PM EST
Novel Device Measures Nerve Activity That May Help Treatment Sepsis and PTSD
University of California San Diego

Engineers and physicians at UC San Diego have developed a device to non-invasively measure cervical nerve activity in humans, a new tool they say could potentially inform and improve treatments for patients with sepsis or post-traumatic stress disorder.

   
Released: 17-Nov-2022 7:10 PM EST
Researchers demonstrate in mice a new way to deliver medication to malignant brain tumors
Brown University

Researchers have demonstrated in mice a new approach for delivering medication across the blood-brain barrier to treat tumors that cause aggressive, lethal brain cancer.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 6:10 PM EST
Mitochondria transmit signals in the immune and nervous systems
Ruhr-Universität Bochum

New insights into the function of mitochondria reveal interfaces between the nervous and immune systems.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 12:45 PM EST
Homelessness, hospitals and mental health: Study shows impacts and costs
Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan

A new study that harnesses a new form of data on hospital patients' housing status reveals vast differences in diagnoses between patients with and without housing issues who are admitted to hospitals. This includes a sharp divide in care for mental, behavioral and neurodevelopmental conditions.

Released: 17-Nov-2022 11:55 AM EST
New FDA-Approved Device for Stroke Rehabilitation Now Available for Patients at Jefferson Health
Thomas Jefferson University

The device improves upper limb function for patients with disability after stroke by stimulating the vagus nerve during rehab training.

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Released: 17-Nov-2022 10:55 AM EST
TRANSCRIPT AND VIDEO AVAILABLE: Live Event Nov. 16: Researcher will discuss new screening tool to assess risk for Alzheimer's
Newswise

It is difficult to assess brain health status and risk of cognitive impairment, particularly at the initial evaluation. To address this, researchers have developed the Brain Health Platform to quantify brain health and identify Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders.

       
Released: 16-Nov-2022 7:50 PM EST
Corporal punishment affects brain activity, anxiety, and depression
Elsevier

Don’t spank your kids. That’s the conventional wisdom that has emerged from decades of research linking corporal punishment to a decline in adolescent health and negative effects on behavior, including an increased risk for anxiety and depression.

Newswise: How is puberty onset developmentally programmed?
Released: 16-Nov-2022 7:10 PM EST
How is puberty onset developmentally programmed?
Chinese Academy of Sciences

The hypothalamus, one of the most complex brain regions in the mammalian nervous system, contains an astonishing heterogeneity of neurons that regulate endocrine, autonomic and behavioral functions.

   
Newswise: UTSW scientists identify brain circuit that triggers rare, blood sugar-dependent epilepsy
Released: 16-Nov-2022 5:15 PM EST
UTSW scientists identify brain circuit that triggers rare, blood sugar-dependent epilepsy
UT Southwestern Medical Center

A small group of brain cells linked in a circuit is responsible for setting off whole-brain seizures in a rare form of epilepsy affected by blood sugar levels, a study led by UT Southwestern researchers suggests. The finding, published in Science Translational Medicine, could lead to new treatments for other metabolic disorders in the brain, the authors said.

Newswise: Study yields clues to why Alzheimer’s disease damages certain parts of the brain
Released: 16-Nov-2022 4:45 PM EST
Study yields clues to why Alzheimer’s disease damages certain parts of the brain
Washington University in St. Louis

A study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis yields clues to why certain parts of the brain are particularly vulnerable to Alzheimer’s damage. It comes down to the gene APOE, the greatest genetic risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease. The parts of the brain where APOE is most active are the areas that sustain the most damage, they found.

14-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Study Finds Risk of Seizures Is Higher After COVID-19 Than After Influenza
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have a COVID-19 infection are more likely to develop seizures or epilepsy within the next six months than people who have an influenza infection, according to a study published in the November 16, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

14-Nov-2022 11:05 AM EST
Review: Are Climate Change and Air Pollution Making Neurologic Diseases Worse?
American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with neurologic diseases like headache, dementia, multiple sclerosis (MS) and Parkinson’s disease may experience worsening symptoms due to climate change, according to a scoping review of research published in the November 16, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 2:15 PM EST
UCI-led study discovers pre-treatment cognitive impairment in younger cancer patients
University of California, Irvine

Irvine, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 — A team of researchers led by the University of California, Irvine has discovered that adolescent and young adult cancer patients can experience cancer-related cognitive impairment before chemotherapy or radiation treatment, highlighting the importance of evaluating and managing toxicity at the time of diagnosis to help prevent further deterioration.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 1:00 PM EST
Misleading Surrogate Evidence for FDA’s Aduhelm Approval
IOS Press

Last year, the FDA gave accelerated approval of the antibody aducanumab (marketed as Aduhelm by Biogen) for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.

Newswise: La encuesta de ILAE destaca las preocupaciones globales sobre los medicamentos genéricos anticrisis
Released: 16-Nov-2022 12:40 PM EST
La encuesta de ILAE destaca las preocupaciones globales sobre los medicamentos genéricos anticrisis
International League Against Epilepsy

Los neurólogos de todo el mundo tienen preocupaciones sobre el uso de medicamentos genéricos anticrisis, cuestionando la calidad deficiente o inconsistente, el acceso limitado, el costo y la falta de control regulatorio.

Released: 16-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
"Pequeños cerebros " creados en laboratorio ayudan a Mayo Clinic a investigar terapias contra la adicción a los opioides 
Mayo Clinic

Los científicos de Mayo Clinic han creado modelos en miniatura de cerebros 3D creados en laboratorio a partir de células humanas para estudiar la adicción a los opioides y la respuesta al tratamiento para los opioides. Como resultado, el equipo ha descubierto cambios en neuronas cerebrales específicas de personas diagnosticadas con trastorno por consumo de opioides. El nuevo estudio, publicado en Molecular Psychiatry, ayuda a clarificar un posible objetivo terapéutico y se suma al conocimiento de la vía de la adicción a los opioides. 

Released: 16-Nov-2022 11:45 AM EST
“Minicérebros” cultivados em laboratório ajudam a Mayo Clinic a pesquisar terapias para a dependência de opioides 
Mayo Clinic

Cientistas da Mayo Clinic desenvolveram em laboratório modelos 3D de cérebros em miniatura a partir de células humanas para estudar a dependência de opioides e a resposta ao tratamento com essas substâncias. Como resultado, a equipe descobriu alterações em células cerebrais específicas de pessoas diagnosticadas com transtorno por uso de opioides. O novo estudo, publicado na revista Molecular Psychiatry, ajuda a esclarecer um possível alvo terapêutico e contribui para conhecer o caminho da dependência de opioides. 

Newswise: Mount Sinai and MIT Researchers Uncover Link Between a Key Gene for Alzheimer’s Disease and Cholesterol Build-Up in the Brain
11-Nov-2022 4:00 PM EST
Mount Sinai and MIT Researchers Uncover Link Between a Key Gene for Alzheimer’s Disease and Cholesterol Build-Up in the Brain
Mount Sinai Health System

A gene recognized as the strongest risk factor for Alzheimer’s disease (AD) alters the way cholesterol moves around the brain and as we age, this altered movement likely contributes to loss of learning and memory, a team of researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) reports.

Newswise: Seeing you distorts my memory
Released: 16-Nov-2022 10:55 AM EST
Seeing you distorts my memory
Southern Methodist University

Adults who frequently worry about being rejected or abandoned by those closest to them are more prone to having false memories when they can see who is conveying the information, a new study suggests.

Newswise:Video Embedded implanted-pump-safely-delivered-chemo-straight-to-the-brain-in-patients-with-brain-cancer
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Released: 16-Nov-2022 9:40 AM EST
Implanted Pump Safely Delivered Chemo Straight to the Brain in Patients with Brain Cancer
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

An implantable pump that has the potential to transform brain cancer treatment was found safe and effective in people in a study at Columbia University.

Newswise: FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Executive Director 
Receives Prestigious National Science Educator Award
Released: 16-Nov-2022 8:30 AM EST
FAU Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute Executive Director Receives Prestigious National Science Educator Award
Florida Atlantic University

Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University’s Stiles-Nicholson Brain Institute executive director, recently received the Society for Neuroscience’s (SfN) 2022 Science Educator Award at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego.

Newswise: Multilevel brain atlases provide tools for better diagnosis
Released: 15-Nov-2022 7:50 PM EST
Multilevel brain atlases provide tools for better diagnosis
Human Brain Project

The multilevel Julich Brain Atlas developed by researchers in the Human Brain Project, could help in studying psychiatric and aging disorders by correlating brain networks with their underlying anatomical structure.


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