Driving with Cognitive Impairment
Investigators questioned whether cognitive tests could predict driving ability in people with Alzheimer disease and mild cognitive impairment.
Does a Busy Lifestyle Improve Memory?
Did an active schedule help or hinder cognitive skills such as memory, reasoning, and crystallized knowledge in a group of adults aged 50-89 years?
Can Stroke Initiate New Neurological Repair Mechanisms?
New research in a mouse model could have implications for recovery of function in individuals who have suffered more than one stroke.
Predicting Multiple Sclerosis Risk: GEMS Project
By studying first-degree relatives of patients with MS, can researchers perfect a risk algorithm for the disease?
Neurological Consequences of Zika
Although not scientifically proven, there is a strong causal relationship between Zika infection and two severe neurological disorders.
Cannabis and the Corpus Callosum
Is there an association between high potency cannabis as well as frequency of use and damage to the corpus callosum?
Generating Serotonin Neurons
Other studies have shown some induction of serotonin neurons from stem cells, but a recent study presents by far the most promising results.
Transforming Glial Cells
A groundbreaking discovery may lead to repair of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer and Parkinson.
Parkinson and Lewy Body-like Dementia Triggers
The discovery of a possible trigger for PD and Lewy body dementia could provide a new avenue for gene therapy in these neurological conditions.
When the Party’s Over-a case of HPPD
Explore a case study and discussion with an expert on hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, a rare persisting visual condition.
Current Research to Slow or Stop Parkinson
A recent webinar summarized on-going efforts to halt Parkinson disease, including several phase III trials.
How Early Does Alzheimer Disease Start?
Research findings indicate that signs of Alzheimer may begin earlier than previously thought and genotyping could identify those at risk.
Impulse Control Disorders in Parkinson Disease
Dysregulated dopamine may not be the sole cause of impulse control problems in patients with Parkinson disease.
The Alzheimer Link to Neurodegeneration in Diabetes
Researchers studied type 2 diabetes-induced neurodegeneration and the possible link to Alzheimer disease.
Possible Cause of Tremor in Parkinson Disease
Dopamine may not be the only neurotransmitter affected in Parkinson disease.
LRRK2 Inhibition for PD-related Neurodegeneration
Researchers test a compound that shows promise as a Parkinson treatment.
AD Symptoms May Appear Early
Researchers found associations between cognitive test scores and eventual Alzheimer disease.
Cannibalism and the Resistant Brain
Studies of a kuru epidemic in a formerly cannibalistic tribe could lead to further understanding of other neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer and Parkinson.
A Diabetes Drug May Prevent Parkinson Disease
Alzheimer Disease and High Blood Pressure. What is the connection?
An international research group sought to uncover the link between Alzheimer disease and its numerous risk factors.
Parkinson Disease in the News
News Roundup: Alzheimer Disease
Discover 3 exciting developments in Alzheimer disease research.
Parkinson Update: New Tricks and Old Drugs
New PD medications and treatments are being developed and novel uses for existing drugs are being discovered.
Graph Theory for Epilepsy, and 3 Other News Bites
Graph theory applied to epilepsy, an abbreviated QOLCE, promising new interventions for neonatal seizures, a minipump to deliver drugs-the latest developments in epilepsy diagnosis and patient care.
4 New Concepts in Alzheimer Disease
Proteins linked in a pathway, drugs that may prevent memory loss, the positive role of sleep, a new memory app-check out these latest new concepts in AD diagnosis and treatment.
3 New and Noteworthy Parkinson Ideas
Deep brain stimulation, stem cell treatment, studying mitochondria-to mark Parkinson’s Awareness Month, we review some noteworthy new concepts.
4 Advances in Alzheimer
A new way to treat dementia and other diagnosis and treatment developments are in the news.
3 New Things About Parkinson and Alzheimer
There’s a new app for tracking symptoms of Parkinson disease, Alzheimer and Parkinson diseases may share characteristics with mad cow disease, and a skin test may one day be used to detect both AD and PD.
Battle Alzheimer With MRI, Ultrasound, and Bubbles?
Focused ultrasound works like a noninvasive knife, cutting away amyloid plaques in mice. But is this new method safe and effective in humans?
Statins Maybe Not a Wonder Drug for Parkinson
These agents lower cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease, but they may actually increase the risk of Parkinson disease. Caution advised.
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