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New Norwegian study finds key mechanisms for future treatment of Parkinson's disease

New Norwegian study finds key mechanisms for future treatment of Parkinson's disease

A new Norwegian study shows new mechanisms behind Parkinson's disease, which can be key mechanisms for future treatment. [More]
UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

UAB researchers discover novel underlying mechanism involved in anxiety disorders, PTSD

University of Alabama at Birmingham neurobiologist Lynn Dobrunz, Ph.D., has discovered a novel mechanism for how stress-induced anxiety — the type of experience that can produce post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD — affects circuit function in the hippocampus, the area of the brain where aversive memories are formed. [More]
Chair yoga program linked to reduction in pain among older adults

Chair yoga program linked to reduction in pain among older adults

An 8-week chair yoga program was associated with reduction in pain, pain interference, and fatigue, and improvement in gait speed; concluded a study recently published in the online Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. [More]
Landmark clinical trial testing new ablation procedure to treat life-threatening heart rhythm disorder

Landmark clinical trial testing new ablation procedure to treat life-threatening heart rhythm disorder

Loyola Medicine is the only center in the Midwest enrolling patients in a landmark clinical trial of a new procedure to treat a life-threatening heart rhythm disorder called ventricular tachycardia. [More]
New Iowa State study shows that people with gym membership exercise more

New Iowa State study shows that people with gym membership exercise more

If your New Year's resolution was to exercise more in 2017, chances are you've already given up or you're on the verge of doing so. To reach your goal, you may want to consider joining a gym, based on the results of a new study from a team of Iowa State University researchers. [More]
Tulane researchers discover cancer-causing role of protein thought to be tumor suppressor

Tulane researchers discover cancer-causing role of protein thought to be tumor suppressor

Tulane University researchers have discovered that the protein PHLDB3, thought to be a potential tumor suppressor, actually allows cancer cells to thrive in pancreatic, prostate, colon, breast, lung, and other common cancers. [More]
Survey reports symptoms and treatments that impact lives of HD patients and caregivers

Survey reports symptoms and treatments that impact lives of HD patients and caregivers

Huntington's disease (HD) has no cure and no therapies to slow the course of this fatal disease. HD patients can experience a wide range of cognitive, physical, and psychiatric symptoms. [More]
Central and peripheral vision reaction times substantially slowed post-concussion, study shows

Central and peripheral vision reaction times substantially slowed post-concussion, study shows

After a concussion occurs, symptoms most commonly experienced are headache, dizziness, memory problems and sleep disturbances, as well as visual dysfunction. Such symptoms can be difficult to quantify and follow in patients on a long-term basis. [More]
Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

Study shows long-term gains from hastening surgical interventions against epilepsy

There are important, long-term gains from hastening the processes around surgical interventions against epilepsy - before the disease has had too much negative impact on brain functions and patients' lives. [More]
Stroke-injured rat brain forms functioning connections with transplanted neurons, study shows

Stroke-injured rat brain forms functioning connections with transplanted neurons, study shows

Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability - but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. [More]
Hormone can boost activity in brain regions linked to sexual arousal and love

Hormone can boost activity in brain regions linked to sexual arousal and love

The hormone kisspeptin can enhance activity in brain regions associated with sexual arousal and romantic love, according to new research. [More]
Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

Nicotine normalizes genetically-induced brain impairments linked to schizophrenia

A steady stream of nicotine normalizes genetically-induced impairments in brain activity associated with schizophrenia, according to new research involving the University of Colorado Boulder. [More]
Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Researchers find new way to quantify olfactory sensory neurons using PET radiotracer

Olfactory health - how well we are able to smell - is a reliable marker of the health of the brain, but the "smell identification tests" commonly used in studies of olfactory health do not offer a complete picture of what is happening. [More]
Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

Vagus nerve stimulation may hold potential to reduce drug cravings, study shows

A new preclinical study led by a University of Texas at Dallas researcher shows that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) therapy might have the potential to help people overcome drug addiction by helping them learn new behaviors to replace those associated with seeking drugs. [More]

Strong ‘therapeutic alliance’ can be key to successful treatment of alcohol use disorder

A positive, trusting relationship between counselor and patient, known as a "therapeutic alliance," can be key to successful treatment of alcohol use disorder, a new study finds. [More]
Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Scientists generate new index to accurately predict presence of fatty liver disease

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease has become a global epidemic. There is not only a great interest worldwide to understand the causes and consequences of fatty liver disease, but also to diagnose fatty liver disease at an early stage. [More]
Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Researchers investigate influence of surrounding tissue on formation and growth of tumor cells

Malignant melanoma is the fastest-growing type of cancer and the most fatal skin disease. [More]
Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

Serum microRNAs could serve as promising biomarkers for monitoring progression of MS

MicroRNAs are small RNA molecules that influence basic cellular processes and have been proposed as biomarkers for the diagnosis, progression and treatment of multiple sclerosis. [More]
BUSM researchers move one step closer to understanding brain changes linked to PTSD

BUSM researchers move one step closer to understanding brain changes linked to PTSD

Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine and the VA Boston Healthcare System are one step closer to understanding the specific nature of brain changes associated with Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). [More]
New stem cell method could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries

New stem cell method could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has developed a new method of repairing injured bone using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties, which could lead to powerful treatments for skeletal system injuries, such as fractures or periodontal disease. [More]
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