New discovery may allow doctors to treat inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
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 Study describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer'sStudy describes new protection mechanisms to fight neurodegeneration in Parkinson's and Alzheimer's
 
A new research study reveals RAC1 protein could be a new therapeutic target to study the molecular mechanisms related to the neurodegenerative processes in Parkinson's disease.
 
   New discovery may allow doctors to treat inflammation in neurodegenerative diseasesNew discovery may allow doctors to treat inflammation in neurodegenerative diseases
 
A new discovery about the immune system may allow doctors to treat harmful inflammation that damages the brain in neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's. It might also let doctors save patients from the potentially deadly inflammation of sepsis, a full-body infection that kills a quarter-million Americans every year.
 
   Study provides insight into neurobiology of dyingStudy provides insight into neurobiology of dying
 
A new Annals of Neurology study provides insight into the neurobiology of dying. For the study, investigators performed continuous patient monitoring following Do Not Resuscitate - Comfort Care orders in patients with devastating brain injury to investigate the mechanisms and timing of events in the brain and the circulation during the dying process.
 
 Tears may be reliable, noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson's disease
 
Tears may be reliable, noninvasive biological marker of Parkinson's diseaseTears may hold clues to whether someone has Parkinson's disease, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
 
 
 DASH diet may lower rates of depression over time
 
DASH diet may lower rates of depression over timePeople who eat vegetables, fruit and whole grains may have lower rates of depression over time, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.
 
 
 Gene therapy medication provides improvements in children with severe neuromuscular disease
 
Gene therapy medication provides improvements in children with severe neuromuscular diseaseSpinraza, the gene therapy medication, also provides significant improvements in cases with the next most severe form of neuromuscular disease, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), which afflicts children from 6 to 18 months of age.
 
 
 Autoimmune Encephalitis Classification
 
Autoimmune Encephalitis ClassificationAutoimmune encephalitis (AIE) is a group of neurological diseases that can be divided into several types, such as paraneoplastic disorders, neurologic disturbances and encephalitis due to antibodies against synaptic proteins inside the neuron.
 
 
 Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy Applications
 
Serial Block Face Scanning Electron Microscopy ApplicationsThis article describes the applications of serial block-face scanning electron microscopy in neuroscience, cardiology, opthamology and material science.
 
 
 Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s disease
 
Traces of caffeine and its byproducts in the blood can be indicative of Parkinson’s diseaseResearchers at Juntendo University report in Neurology the potential use of blood levels of caffeine and its byproducts as biomarkers for Parkinson’s disease. The finding is promising for the development of a method enabling early identification of the disease.
 
 
 Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsy
 
Learning stress-reducing techniques may benefit people with epilepsyLearning techniques to help manage stress may help people with epilepsy reduce how often they have seizures, according to a study published in the February 14, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggests
 
Amyloid protein may be transmitted through neurosurgical instruments, study suggestsAmyloid beta pathology - protein deposits in the brain - might have been transmitted by contaminated neurosurgical instruments, suggests a new UCL-led study.