Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder
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  April 24, 2018  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 Houston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorderHouston Methodist-led research focuses on rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder
 
A rare, inherited neurodegenerative disorder will soon be the focus of an international clinical research effort led by Houston Methodist and funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health.
 
   What is Neuroscience?What is Neuroscience?
 
The term "neuroscience" refers to the scientific study of the nervous system. The word is derived from a combination of the words "neuron" meaning "nerve" and "science".
 
   The brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resourcesThe brain fights neurodegenerative diseases by shifting resources
 
The brain continues to put up a fight even as neurodegenerative diseases like dementia damage certain areas and functions. In fact, recent findings in a Baycrest-University of Arizona study suggest that one method the brain uses to counter these diseases is the reassigning of tasks to different regions.
 
 Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memory
 
Study explores relationship between age at menopause and memoryEntering menopause at a later age may be associated with a small benefit to your memory years later, according to a study published in the April 11, 2018, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
 
 Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complications
 
Middle ear infection can lead to deadly neurological complicationsWhile antibiotics have greatly reduced the dangers of ear infections, serious neurological complications, including hearing loss, facial paralysis, meningitis and brain abscess still occur, according to an article in the journal Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports.
 
 
 Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problems
 
Studies offer leads for new approaches to treat neurological problemsTechnological advances have ushered in a new era of discovery in neuroscience. The Experimental Biology 2018 meeting will feature an array of research findings on the brain and nervous system.
 
 
 Neurogenesis Importance and Regulation
 
Neurogenesis Importance and RegulationNeurogenesis is the mechanism whereby neurons are developed within the nervous system. It involves the formation of highly specialized neurons within the brain, both in fetal and adult growth.