New Gene Therapy Pathway Could Protect Us From Cancer and Dementia

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Summary: A newly identified gene therapy pathway has the potential to protect us against dementia and cancer, researchers report.Source: University of SheffieldResearchers from the University of...

COVID-19 Vaccines Not Linked to Miscarriage in Surveillance Study

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Administration of the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna mRNA COVID-19 vaccines during pregnancy was not associated with an increased risk of miscarriage based on new surveillance data published...

New Technique Provides Insights Into the Evolution of the Brain

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Summary: H3 acetylation of basal neural precursor cells may have been an important factor in the evolution of the human neocortex.Source: RUBAs humans, we have a...

The 50 most fascinating neuroradiological pareidolias – The Neurology Lounge

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Humans have a tendency to see patterns and images where none exist. Many of these patterns were created (or evolved, depending on your view) as early...

Cognitive Decline in MS Linked to Ventral Attention Network

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Disruption of ventral attention network (VAN) functioning may trigger the switch from intact cognition to impairment in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). These findings were published...

Converting Glioma Cells Into Neurons May Treat Glioblastoma

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Summary: Cellular reprogramming of glioma cells into neural cells may be a promising treatment for glioblastoma brain cancer.Source: Cactus CommunicationsGliomas are the most common primary brain...

Migraine Management: How to Treat Patients With Vascular Disease

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The frequency of vascular diseases, including arterial hypertension, coronary heart disease, and stroke have been associated with migraine. The presence of these vascular diseases in patients...

Complexity in Language Is Driven by the Needs of the Speakers

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Summary: When faced with having to distinguish similar pairs of meanings, speakers adjust their colexification preference to maintain efficient communication.Source: Estonia Research CouncilA recent study focusing...

Boxing Therapy May Reduce Risk for Falls in Patients With Parkinson Disease

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Boxing therapy may improve gait stability and reduce the risk for falls in patients with Parkinson disease (PD), according to study findings published in BMC Neurology. Motor...

UF, UF Health announce gift and new $75 million initiative to expand Norman Fixel...

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The University of Florida and UF Health on Tuesday announced an additional $25 million gift from the Lauren and Lee Fixel Family Foundation aimed at improving...

New Microscopy Technique Reveals Activity of One Million Neurons Across the Mouse Brain

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Summary: A new technique dubbed light beads microscopy allowed researchers to generate a vivid functional movie of the near-simultaneous activity of almost a million neurons in...

Case Reports: Adult-Onset Spinal Muscular Atrophy Linked to Variations in VRK1 Gene in Hispanic...

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Variations in the vaccine-related kinase 1 (VRK1) gene may result in adult-onset spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) without pontocerebellar atrophy in Hispanic adults, according to 2 case...

People Synchronize Heart Rates While Listening Attentively to Stories

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Summary: Heart rate synchronization occurs, even when people listen to a story alone, when paying attention to certain points of a story.Source: Cell PressPeople often unconsciously...

Direct to Angiography Suite Improves Functional Outcomes in LVO Stroke Shortly After Symptom Onset

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The direct transfer to angiography suite (DTAS) compared with direct transfer to computed tomography (DTCT) protocol is safe and leads to improved clinical outcomes in patients...

Do Alexa and Siri Make Kids Bossier?

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Summary: A new study shows how sophisticated social awareness in children can be in the transference of behavior.Source: University of WashingtonChatting with a robot is now...

What Is the Optimal Surgical Approach to Thymectomy in Myasthenia Gravis?

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Extended minimally invasive approaches to thymectomy are associated with rates of complete stable remission (CSR) similar to those achieved with extended transsternal approaches and may be...

The Relationship of Education and Income to Brain and Cognition Varies Across Groups of...

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Summary: Findings reveal the relationships between socioeconomic status, brain size, and cognition are established early in life.Source: University of OsloIn a study of more than 50.000...

Oral Atogepant Reduces Monthly Episodic Migraine Days

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Treatment with atogepant, an oral, small-molecule calcitonin gene–related peptide (CGRP) receptor antagonist, is safe and effective for migraine prophylaxis, according to full results of the phase...

How the Brain’s Motor System Can Support Vocabulary Learning

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Summary: A transcranial magnetic stimulation study revealed the motor cortex may play a role in translating foreign language words into one’s native tongue.Source: TUDThe motor cortex...

The 8 most parasitic infestations of the nervous system – The Neurology Lounge

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They gain access to our bodies by using any of our natural orifices, or they create their own. They burrow and nibble their way to the...

The Ongoing Challenge of Attracting and Retaining Health Care Providers

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The continuing COVID-19 pandemic is hastening the retirement of many health care providers. The United States now faces acute shortages of physicians, nurses, and medical assistants,...

New Vagus Nerve Stimulator Doubles Rate of Improvement After Stroke

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has just approved its first implantable vagus nerve stimulation device, the Vivistim System. The device has been shown to double...

UF Health neurosurgeon awarded $38 million grant to lead national stroke prevention trial

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SW994tMaYY The National Institutes of Health on Tuesday awarded a $38 million, five-year grant to Brian Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., the University of Florida’s chair of neurosurgery, to...

Eyeglasses for School Kids Boosts Academic Performance

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Summary: Providing free or low-cost vision care and eyeglasses to children helped improve academic performance and behavior, researchers report.Source: Johns Hopkins UniversityStudents who received eyeglasses through...

FIREFISH Trial Shows Risdiplam Benefits in Infants With Type 1 Spinal Muscular Atrophy

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Among infants with type 1 spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), treatment with risdiplam was associated with improvements in motor function and meeting developmental motor milestones, according to...

HIV drug shows potential to combat genetic form of dystonia in preclinical study

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A new study found that an FDA-approved medication to treat HIV restored multiple brain abnormalities in a mouse model of a genetic form of dystonia. Dystonia...

The Evolution of Mammals Reveals 2,000 New Genes Key to Longevity in Humans

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Summary: Researchers have identified 2,000 genes in humans linked to longevity. The genes are associated with biological mechanisms that drive the prolongation of life in mammals,...

Sustained Response to Pimavanserin Reduces Relapse Risk in Patients With Dementia-Related Psychosis

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Patients with dementia-related psychosis with a sustained response to pimavanserin have a reduced risk for relapse, according to results of a phase 3 trial published in...

Multiple Sclerosis Linked to Infection in Adolescence

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Summary: A new study links viral infections including mononucleosis and pneumonia experienced during adolescence with an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis.Source: The ConversationMultiple sclerosis (MS)...

TP73 Gene Variants Tied to Risk for Sporadic Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Variants in TP73 may have an important role in the pathogenesis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), with these variants impairing the normal function of p73, causing...

White Matter and Schizophrenia – Neuroscience News

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Summary: White matter functional connectivity distributions may contribute to working memory and processing speed impairments in schizophrenia.Source: Vanderbilt UniversitySchizophrenia, a disturbance of functional connections within brain...

New Model for Solving Novel Problems Uses Mental Map

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Summary: The cognitive map allows people to compute on the fly with limited information to solve abstract problems.Source: UC DavisHow do we make decisions about a...

Heterogeneity in Alzheimer Disease Progression Affects Clinical Trial Results

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Results from a study published in Neurology confirm the heterogeneity of disease progression among patients with early Alzheimer disease (AD). In a cohort study of patients...

How In-Office Botox Can Restore the Ability to Burp

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The Reddit subgroup r/noburp has more than 16,000 members and its tagline reads, “The struggle is real.” Until recently, the inability to burp or belch was...

Researchers Trained Mice to Control Seemingly Random Bursts of Dopamine in Their Brains, Challenging...

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Summary: By training mice to voluntarily increase the size and frequency of dopamine impulses in their brains, researchers demonstrated dopamine increases can be driven by internally...

Excess Leisure Sedentary Time Tied to Long-Term Stroke Risk in Younger Adults

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Leisure sedentary time of 8 hours or more per day is associated with increased long-term risk for stroke in adults younger than 60 years with low...

Epilepsy Brain Implant Does Not Transform Patients’ Sense of Self or Personality

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Summary: Researchers report self-perception does not diminish nor does an individual’s personality change as a result of closed-loop brain stimulation brain implants for the treatment of...

Late-Onset Epilepsy Linked to Increased Risk for Death in Older Adults

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Compared with patients without epilepsy, those with late-onset epilepsy may be at increased risk for death, even after adjusting for comorbidities, according to study findings published...

Smiling Can Build Relationships Even After Someone Has Been Untrustworthy

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Summary: When you’ve acted in an uncooperative or untrustworthy way, the way you smile could either help heal or hinder social relationships. Those whose smiles reflected...

Vagus Nerve Stimulation System Approved for Post Stroke Rehabilitation Therapy

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The Food and Drug Administration has approved the MicroTransponder Vivistim Paired VNS System (Vivistim System) to treat moderate to severe upper extremity motor deficits associated with...

Primary Central Nervous System Vasculitis: From Diagnosis to Management

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Primary central nervous system vasculitis, referred to as primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS), is a rare cause for encephalopathy-related signs and symptoms associated...

Machine Learning Algorithm Revolutionizes How Scientists Study Behavior

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Summary: A new AI algorithm can independently discover and categorize an animal’s behavior by analyzing patterns of body movements.Source: Carnegie Mellon UniversityTo Eric Yttri, assistant professor of...

Aggressive Policing as a Public Health Issue

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The medical field has paid increased attention to the negative health impacts of systemic racism, discrimination, poverty, and other societal forces that are known to cause...

Brain Cells Conduct Antidepressant Action Even in the Absence of Activity

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Summary: In the absence of neural activity, BDNF expression can still be activated. The findings shed light on how therapeutic ketamine used has an antidepressant effect...

Interleukin 8 Differentiates Guillain-Barré Syndrome Variant From CIDP

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Levels of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) differentiated the acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) variant of Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) from chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy...

The Neuroscience of Why Hugs Feel So Good

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Summary: Whether you hug to show affection to comfort a loved one in pain, researchers explore the neuroscience of why a cuddle feels so good.Source: The...

Video-Based Assessment of Parkinson Disease May Be Path Forward for Clinical Trial Recruitment

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Study data published in Clinical Parkinsonism & Related Disorders support the validity and accuracy of a self-reported Parkinson disease (PD) diagnosis. In a clinical cohort of...

New Ultrasound Scanner Measures Brain Pressure

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Summary: A new ultrasound technology dubbed Nisonic P-100 allows doctors to quickly determine whether a patient is at risk of a dangerous increase of intracranial pressure.Source:...

SARS-CoV-2 Severity, Outcomes Linked to Age and Multiple Sclerosis Subtype

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Patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) and SARS-CoV-2 were at increased risk for severe disease and mortality if they were of advanced age and had progressive MS,...

A New Model for Group Decision-Making Shows How ‘Followers’ Can Influence the Outcome

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Summary: A new mathematical model evaluates the influence of social learners in group decision-making and how a critical threshold is key to informed choices.Source: Santa Fe...

Avoiding ‘Evidence-Biased’ Care: Challenges of Neurodegenerative Disease Focus Groups

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While medical research often focuses on topics relevant to vulnerable populations such as children and individuals with terminal illness, these groups are frequently excluded from qualitative...

COVID-19 Offers Unique Opportunity to Study Emergency EMU Visits

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With COVID-19 infections and hospitalizations once again surging, institutions are again considering restricting elective procedures. When this happened last year, at the height of the pandemic...

HIV drug shows potential to combat form of dystonia in preclinical study » McKnight...

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Dr. David Vaillancourt co-authored a study featured on the cover of August’s edition of the journal Science Translational Medicine.By Todd Taylor A new study found that ritonavir,...

How the Brain Reacts When Faced With Survival Risk

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Summary: Researchers identified a signaling system in the brains of C. elegans which changes to redirect behavior when survival is at risk due to lack of...

Study Finds No Link Between BNT162b2 COVID-19 Vaccine and Facial Nerve Palsy

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Previous reports suggested peripheral facial nerve (Bell) palsy was an adverse effect of the mRNA BNT162b2 (Pfizer-BioNTech) COVID-19 vaccine, but a recent case-control study from Israel...

Evoking the Sense of Touch Through Brain Implant Electrodes

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Summary: Using minimally invasive brain implants, researchers evoked the sense of touch in patients who had lost tactile sensations. The technique could be used to restore...

American Academy of Neurology Institute Quality Improvement Update for MS

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The American Academy of Neurology Institute (AANI) released a quality measurement set 2020 update aimed at improving care delivery and outcomes for patients with multiple sclerosis...

Geospatial Analysis of Persons with Movement Disorders Living in Underserved Regions » Department of...

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Abstract Background: Movement disorders persons from underserved areas have increased barriers to access tertiary care. There is currently limited data on the geographic and demographic profile of movement disorders...

Birds Got Rhythm, Telling Us Something About How We Form Speech and Movement

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Summary: Like humans, zebra finches can recognize songs by their rhythmic pattern, even when the tempo is changed.Source: Tufts UniversityIf you have ever been moved by...

Neurodegenerative Disease and COVID-19: Assessing Outcomes in Hospitalized Patients

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Short-term mortality and intensive care unit (ICU) admission rates among patients with neurodegenerative disorders who are hospitalized with COVID-19 may not differ from age-matched hospitalized patients...

ASET 62nd Annual Conference Recap

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While kicking off the opening morning of the ASET 62nd Annual Conference with the Lewis Kull Memorial keynote, author and renowned motivational speaker Steve Gilliland emphasized...

Earbuds That Read Your Mind

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Summary: Retrofitting wireless earbuds to detect neural signals and relaying the data back to smartphones via Bluetooth, researchers say the new earEEG system could have multiple...

Academic Nurses Engage Clinical Nurses to Implement Research-Based Knowledge in Hospital Setting

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By developing a practice-related research culture, academic nurses can successfully engage clinical nurses in research and development, which can be used to help solve practical problems...

Neural Network Models of the Future – The Key to Unlocking How Our Brain...

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Summary: Researchers discuss different current neural network models and consider the steps that need to be taken to make them more realistic, and thus more useful,...

15 things we now know about COVID19 and the nervous system – The Neurology...

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As the dust clears, and the froth settles, the picture of how COVID 19 impacts the nervous system is taking form. As eager neuroscientists track down...

Structural, Functional MRI Measures Improve Prediction of MS Long-Term Worsening

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The integration of structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measures significantly improved prediction of long-term clinical worsening in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to...

Could Humor Be the Key to a Healthier Society?

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Summary: Humorous interventions and conversations could be effective ways to influence people’s behavior and intentions surrounding their health.Source: Monash UniversityLaughter may very well be the best...

Early Diagnosis for Proactive Management

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Spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) is a severe genetic condition that targets motor neurons in the central nervous system (CNS), resulting in progressive muscle atrophy, weakness, and...

Disturbed Circadian Rhythm May Be Associated With Alzheimer’s Disease

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Summary: Long-term circadian rhythm disruptions induce Alzheimer’s disease-like pathology in rats, which can be reversed by administering fluoxetine. Additionally, elevated levels of amyloid beta and circadian...

Fluid Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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There are substantial practice variations in fluid management in patients with traumatic brain injury in the intensive care unit (ICU), with a new study published in...

Sounds and Words Are Processed Separately and Simultaneously in the Brain

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Summary: Auditory and speech processing occurs in parallel in the brain, researchers report. The findings contradict the belief that the brain processes auditory information before transferring...

Differential CSF Biomarkers in Autosomal Dominant AD and Down Syndrome

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In a cross-sectional study of Alzheimer disease (AD) among individuals with Down syndrome, study researchers observed significant differences in amyloid b (Ab) and chitinase-3-line protein 1...

Thoughts from a ‘Pioneer in Neurodiagnostics’

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Vivian Porter began her career as an EEG tech at a Virgina hospital in 1964, making $1.25 per hour.Porter retired 28 years later as the director...

Previously Unrecognized Genetic Mutation May Underlie Some Cases of Sudden Infant Death

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Summary: A de novo mutation of SOS1, a gene implicated in Noonan syndrome, may be implicated in sudden infant death, researchers report.Source: ElsevierA previously healthy infant...

Efgartigimod Therapy Well-Tolerated and Efficacious for Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

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Efgartigimod was well-tolerated and efficacious for the treatment of patients with generalized myasthenia gravis, according to study findings published in Lancet Neurology. This was a multicenter, randomized,...

Survivors of Trauma Struggle to Move On From the Loss of Loved Ones

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Summary: PTSD in trauma survivors is associated with an increased risk of complicated grief following the death of loved ones. Complicated grief is marked with symptoms...

Predictors of α-Synucleinopathies in Isolated Rapid Eye Movement Sleep Behavior Disorder

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Reliable biomarkers may have an important role in predicting conversion to clinically manifest α-synucleinopathies in patients with isolated rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder (RBD), and...

How Much Sleep Do You Really Need?

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Summary: Researchers discuss how much sleep we really need and why a good night’s sleep is critical for learning and memory.Source: The ConversationJust like eating, drinking...

Safety, Feasibility of Postoperative Home Health Deep Brain Stimulation for PD

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For patients with Parkinson disease, a postoperative home health-based care deep brain stimulation (DBS) model may be safe, effective, feasible, and capable of reducing travel burden...

A New Way to Study Neurodegenerative Diseases

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Summary: Researchers have developed a new technique to quantify protein droplets associated with a range of neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and ALS.Source: Rutgers UniversitySome proteins...

The 7 most ruthless bacterial infections of the nervous system – The Neurology Lounge

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The list of bacteria that invade the nervous system is endless, but some stand out because of the fear they evoke, and the peril they pose....

Electroretinogram Predicts Severity of Diabetic Polyneuropathy

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In patients with diabetes, neuroretinal dysfunction that can be evaluated using electroretinogram parameters seems to progress even in patients who do not have diabetic retinopathy. These...

Researchers Take Step Toward Next-Generation Brain-Computer Interface System

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Summary: “Neurograins” brain-computer interfaces independently record electrical impulses and send signals wirelessly to a central hub that coordinates and processes the signals.Source: Brown UniversityBrain-computer interfaces (BCIs)...

5 Best Practices for Medical Documentation

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I am a family nurse practitioner and, for the last few years, have also been working in the field of life care planning. At its heart,...

CGRP Monoclonal Antibodies Gain Ground in Migraine Management

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revolutionized migraine treatment when the agency approved a new class of drugs in 2018: calcitonin gene-related peptide monoclonal antibodies,...

8 Weeks of Meditation Studies Can Make Your Brain Quicker

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Summary: Eight weeks of meditation training enhanced brain connectivity between the default mode network and the dorsal attention network, allowing participants to quickly switch between mind...

Many Patients With Multiple Sclerosis Harbor Misconceptions About Vaccinations

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Vaccine uptake was found to be decreased among the multiple sclerosis (MS) patient population, coupled with misconceptions about vaccine safety. These findings, from a cross-sectional study,...

Problems in Thinking and Attention Linked to COVID-19 Infection

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Summary: A new study finds a relationship between declines in cognitive performance and attention, and the severity of respiratory symptoms COVID-19 patients experienced. Those with more...

Adaptive Immunity Alterations May Promote Disease Activity in Parkinson Disease

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Abnormalities in peripheral adaptive immune cells may fuel initiation and progression of Parkinson disease (PD) via enhanced immune cell infiltration and neuroinflammation in the central nervous...

Less Stress for Women Who Know Their Genetic Risk for Breast Cancer

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Summary: Women who know their genetic risk profiles for breast cancer report feeling less stress and fewer regrets following finding out the information than women who...

Checkpoint Inhibitor-Linked Mononeuritis Multiplex in Patient With Mesothelioma

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A 61 year old woman with pleural mesothelioma developed pembrolizumab-associated CD8+ vasculitic mononeuritic multiplex, according to a case report published in Neurology, Neuroimmunology & Neuroinflammation. While the...

How to Make the Most of Social Media

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There are plenty of well-known reasons to steer clear of social media; it’s time consuming, it can affect your wellbeing, and for physicians, especially, there can...

Neurons That Respond to Touch Are Less Picky Than Expected

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Summary: Contradicting conventional thought, researchers find neurons associated with processing touch sensations do not simply respond to distinct types of touch. Instead, these neurons respond to...

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Classification Encompasses a Broad Range of Patients

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The broad definition of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) has led the authors of an observational cohort study to conclude there is need for defining distinct...

Physical Activity Jolts Brain Into Action in the Event of Depression

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Summary: Exercise has a two-fold effect on those with depression. Physical activity reduces symptoms of depression and increases the brain’s ability to change, researchers report.Source: RUBPhysical...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Veterans With Alcohol Use Disorder

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A pilot trial for veterans with alcohol use disorder (AUD) who report symptoms of insomnia will test the feasibility and acceptability of cognitive behavioral therapy for...

Kids Set Free to Roam on Their Own Feel More Confident Navigating in Adulthood

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Summary: Children allowed to explore a distance beyond their home either alone or with friends are more confident and accomplished in navigational skills as adults, researchers...

The 12 most hazardous neurological pitfalls…and their checklists – The Neurology Lounge

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Neurology is a precarious specialty. Many neurological disorders are difficult to diagnose, and many neurological treatments are risky. Neurological error also leaves a high burden on...

The Changing Guidelines on the Role of MRI in Multiple Sclerosis Management

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The 2021 Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis (MAGNIMS), Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centres (CMSC), North American Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis Cooperative (NAIMS), provided updated consensus...

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