How Does IV Therapy Help Treat Depression?

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By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Depression, TreatmentsDepression is more than just occasionally feeling sad. It is a debilitating mental health condition that leaves people unable to function...

Disability Highest for Schizophrenia and Personality Disorders

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Summary: Study reveals personality disorders and schizophrenia are the most debilitating mental illnesses to live with.Source: University of QueenslandSchizophrenia and personality disorders are the most disabling...

Deep brain stimulation settings may be successfully managed at home after surgery, study shows

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New research published today shows that people receiving deep brain stimulation, or DBS, for the treatment of Parkinson’s disease may be managed successfully at home by...

‘Sounding It Out’ Not so Easy for Children With Dyslexia

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Summary: Neuroimaging study reveals a biological deficit in some children with dyslexia that impairs phonological decoding.Source: University of Western OntarioFor years, competent and well-educated elementary school...

Vimpat Approved for Primary Generalized Tonic-Clonic Seizures

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The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vimpat® (lacosamide; UCB) as adjunctive therapy in the treatment of primary generalized tonic-clonic seizures in patients 4 years of...

Tau Pathology Similarities in Identical Twins Support Genetic Role in Alzheimer Disease

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In genetically identical twins, substantial similarities have been observed in load, spatial distribution, and asymmetry measures of tau pathology, thus reinforcing an important role played by...

Emotional and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease » Department of Neurology » College...

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Congratulations Drs. Heilman and Nadeau on the publication of your article, Emotional and Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Alzheimer’s Disease.  This was published in the January issue...

Smoking Cannabis Significantly Impairs Vision

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Summary: Smoking marijuana affects several key visual functions, including 3D vision and contrast sensitivity. However, 90% of cannabis users believe the drug has either no, or...

Researchers Find the Adhesions That Build the Brain’s Networks

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Summary: The hepaCAM protein plays a critical role in the communication and coordination of astrocytes as they build synapses. The findings shed new light on potential...

Former ASET President Sees Future Change and Growth for Neurodiagnostic Techs

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During her final ASET Annual Conference as president of ASET – The Neurodiagnostic Society, Connie Kubiak reflected on her term leading the organization.The outgoing president talked...

Sustained Benefit of Ocrelizumab Treatment for Primary Progressive MS

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Long-term follow-up from the phase 3 ORATORIO extension study (ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01194570) provided evidence of a consistent, long-term benefit of early and continuous ocrelizumab treatment on...

Progressive Muscle Relaxation Delivered by Smartphone App Acceptable for Migraine

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A smartphone application (app) delivering guided progressive muscle relaxation was an acceptable form of therapy for migraine and was associated with small to moderate declines in...

Racial Differences Identified in Concussion Recovery in Black and White Athletes

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Black athletes reached an asymptomatic status and went back to school earlier following sport-related concussion, according to study results published in the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics. Prior...

Understanding Cellular Clock Synchronization – Neuroscience News

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Summary: Using new imaging technology, researchers find cellular clocks in a given organ can be synchronized without the intervention of external signals.Source: University of GenevaCircadian clocks,...

Maintaining Balance in the Brain

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Summary: Reducing tau can prevent abnormal brain activity associated with Alzheimer’s disease, autism, and epilepsy.Source: Gladstone InstitutesWith the school year well on its way, we all...

Raise the Minimum Wage to Lower Divorce Rates

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Summary: A UCLA-led study reports states that increased the minimum wage by $1 per hour had a 7-15% reduction in divorce rates among couples earning lower...

Abusive Head Trauma May Elevate Intraocular Pressure in Children

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Children with abusive head trauma (AHT) may be at risk for elevated intraocular pressure (IOP), according to a study published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology....

Exposure to Metals Can Impact Pregnancy

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Summary: Prenatal exposure to metals including lead, nickel, and cobalt, may disrupt the endocrine system. The disruptions may contribute to health and disease risks for the...

Risk Factors Predict Delayed Seizure Detection on Continuous EEG for Some

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A number of risk factors have been shown to be associated with delayed seizure detection on continuous electroencephalogram (cEEG) among patients who are critically ill, according...

Researchers Make a Novel Discovery in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Summary: Treatment with Humanin G reduced protein levels of inflammation markers that become elevated in age-related macular degeneration.Source: Impact JournalsInflammatory processes drive the progression of age-related macular...

Nonstenotic Intracranial Plaques Common in Embolic Stroke of Undetermined Source

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Nonstenotic intracranial plaque likely has an etiologic role in embolic stroke of undetermined source (ESUS), according to results of a retrospective study published in the Journal...

How One Neurodiagnostic Tech Beat the Odds to Thrive in Her Career

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Tabitha Althoff is a neurodiagnostic technologist with her hands in a lot of pots: She runs a lab, directs an NDT training program, and has a...

CSF Cell-Free DNA Superior to Cytology in Detecting Leptomeningeal Disease

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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cell-free DNA (cfDNA) analysis was more sensitive and accurate than cytologic analysis for the purpose of diagnosing leptomeningeal disease (LMD), a serious complication...

Symptoms and Traits of Borderline Personality Disorder May Run In Families

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Summary: Family members of people with borderline personality disorder share similarities in brain structure and personality traits as those diagnosed with the personality disorder. Findings may...

Upcoming Speakers in NF for 2022 » Department of Neurology » College of Medicine...

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Spring 2022 Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, MD Professor, Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN The research interests of Dusica Babovic-Vuksanovic, M.D., include overgrowth syndromes, as well as various genetic syndromes and metabolic...

Why Our Obsession With Happy Endings Can Lead to Bad Decisions

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Summary: Study concludes one reason we may make unwise decisions is our preference for a positive outcome.Source: The Conversation“All’s well that ends well”, wrote William Shakespeare...

Neurons in the Olfactory Cortex Link Smells to Places

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Summary: Neurons in the primary olfactory cortex play a role in encoding spatial maps, a new study reports.Source: Champalimaud Centre for the UnknownSmell has the power...

Tailored Cognitive Therapy Helps Black Women With Insomnia Symptoms

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The Sleep Healthy Using the Internet (SHUTi)-Black Women’s Health Study (BWHS) cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) was more effective at engaging participants compared with the...

Functional Inhibition of Occipital Nerve Likely Occurs Within Trigeminocervical Complex

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Greater occipital nerve (GON) block using lidocaine may aid in the treatment of various headache and facial pain syndromes, and according to study results published in...

How Herpes Infection May Impair Human Fetal Brain Development

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Summary: Herpes virus simplex type 1 infection can spread to the fetal brain during pregnancy, resulting in an increased risk of neurodevelopmental disabilities and neurological deficits.Source:...

Team Highlight of #NDweek: Michigan Medicine Neurodiagnostics

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When we asked Brian Bush, senior manager of neurodiagnostics at Michigan Medicine in Ann Arbor, Michigan, if there was anyone on his team he’d like to...

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: Emerging Public Health Concern, Little Known About Condition

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Since 2012, the polio-like illness acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) has occurred across several global regions and has primarily been reported in children. A review paper in...

Is Your Headache a Pain in the Neck?

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By: Dr. Ellen Edgar  -  no responses  -  Back & Neck Pain TreatmentThere are so many different types of headaches and headache causes that sometimes, people just learn to live...

Epilepsy Seizures: 3 Summer Safety Tips to Share With Your Patients

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With the arrival of summer, and as states move to open up, chances are some of your patients are planning a little well-earned fun in the...

How One Neurologist Recommends Treating Sialorrhea

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You can’t underestimate the social embarrassment and hygienic issues associated with sialorrhea, or uncontrolled drooling.The condition, however, is now highly treatable — and without the side...

Increased Risk of Dementia in LGBTQ Community

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Summary: Stress and depression may increase the risk of dementia and cognitive decline in older members of the LGBTQ community, a new study reports.Source: Michigan State...

67 brand new practical neurology checklists to welcome 2022 – The Neurology Lounge

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2022 promises to be a defining year for Neurochecklists. With one book just published, and another in the works (more on this in early 2022), I...

Why Do We Hate the Sound of Our Own Voices?

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Summary: The discomfort we feel when hearing our own voices played back to us is both a physiological and psychological response, researchers say.Source: The ConversationAs a...

Patients Treated for Stroke During COVID-19 Pandemic Have Delayed Thrombolysis

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Treatment for stroke during the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic was associated with a significant delay in receiving thrombolysis compared with treatment prior to the pandemic,...

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...

Living Environment Affects the Microbiota and Health of Both Dogs and Their Owners

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Summary: The living environment has a significant impact on the skin microbiota, but not gut bacteria, in both humans and dogs.Source: University of HelsinkiIn urban environments,...

Four Possible Indicators of Cognitive Involvement in Early-Stage Multiple Sclerosis

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A recent study published in the Journal of the Neurological Sciences found that computer-based assessments of reaction time can help medical professionals detect cognitive impairment in...

Robotic Surgery Is Safer and Improves Patient Recovery Time

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Summary: Robotic surgery for bladder removal decreased recovery time and hospital stay duration for patients, researchers report.Source: UCLRobot-assisted surgery used to perform bladder cancer removal enables...

The A-Z of limb girdle muscular dystrophy (LGMD) – The Neurology Lounge

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The muscular dystrophies are important inherited disorders of muscle. They are characterised by their sheer diversity, their multifaceted presentations, and their complicated diagnostic pathways. By...

Later High School Start Time Linked to Decreased Adolescent Migraine Frequency

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High school students with migraine report a lower headache frequency if their school starts at 8:30 am or later, a starting time recommended by the American...

An International Study » Department of Neurology » College of Medicine » University of...

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Background Enlargement of the third ventricle has been reported in atypical parkinsonism. We investigated whether the measurement of third ventricle width could distinguish Parkinson’s disease (PD) from...

Early Coagulopathy Increases Mortality Risk in Children With TBI

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Early coagulopathy increases the risk of mortality and poor functional outcomes in both adults and children with traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to study results published...

Researchers Identify Unique Characteristics of Human Neurons

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Summary: Researchers have identified functional features that make human neurons unique.Source: University Health NetworkScientists at the Krembil Brain Institute, part of University Health Network (UHN), in...

Pilot program greatly improved wait times for neurological care, UF study shows » McKnight...

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Dr. Katharina Busl and A.J. YarbroughBy Todd Taylor Delays in obtaining an appointment with a neurologist is a documented problem in the health care industry. In response,...

Traumatic Brain Injury Associated With Increased Risk of Sleep Disorders

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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may increase the risk of sleep disorders, including sleep apnea and insomnia, a study in Neurology suggests. The study included a cohort of...

Neuroticism, Extraversion, and Other Personality Traits May Impact MS Outcomes

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Personality traits in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are frequently dysfunctional, as many patients with MS demonstrate less conscientiousness, extraversion, and agreeableness, and increased levels of...

Let Your Mind Control the Computer

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Summary: New software can perform computerized image editing using only input from electrical activity in the human brain.Source: University of CopenhagenSoon, we won’t need to use...

Functional Brain Network Predicts Real-Life Social Network in Both Individuals With Schizophrenia and Social...

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Summary: Patients with schizophrenia, but not those with social anhedonia, exhibited deficits in real-life social network size. Those with schizophrenia and those with social anhedonia had...

Pallidal Deep Brain Stimulation Induced Keyboard Typing Dysfunction » Department of Neurology » College...

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Congratulations to Drs. Joshua Wong, Melissa Armstrong, Leonardo Almeida, Aparna Wagle Shukla, Addie Patterson, Michael Okun, and Abstract Background: Typing on a keyboard requires complex coordination and collaboration between visuospatial/procedural memory, language and...

White Matter Integrity Disrupted in People With Alzheimer’s Gene Mutation

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Summary: Carriers of the ADAD Alzheimer’s-associated genetic mutation have lower structural connectivity in the frontoparietal control network.Source: RSNAThe structural integrity of the brain’s white matter as...

Reducing Neuroimaging in Seizures With LIMIT Clinical Decision Instrument

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Compared with unstructured physician discretion, using the Let’s Image Malignancy, Intracranial Hemorrhage, and Trauma (LIMIT) clinical decision instrument (CDI) for determining which patients should undergo brain...

Brains of Cosmonauts Get ‘Rewired’ to Adapt to Long-Term Space Missions

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Summary: The brain’s structural connectivity alters as a result of long-duration space missions, a new study reports. The most significant changes were identified in white matter...

Anti-Inflammatory Therapy Shows Promise in Slowing Progression of Multiple Sclerosis

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Summary: A new intranasal delivery system shows promise in reducing neuroinflammation and slowing the progression of multiple sclerosis.Source: University of AlbertaIntranasal administration of an anti-inflammatory drug...

neurosciencestuff: (Image caption: A conceptual illustration…

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neurosciencestuff: (Image caption: A conceptual illustration demonstrates a key finding of a new study on brain activity: In computer simulations, applying targeted stimulation to the same region...

Can Childhood Trauma Increase the Risk for Multiple Sclerosis in Women?

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Women who experienced childhood sexual and emotional abuse may have an increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, according to study findings published...

Misremembering Might Actually Be a Sign Your Memory Is Working Optimally

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Summary: Memory errors may indicate a way in which the human cognitive system is optimally running, researchers say.Source: The ConversationWhen asked the other day about a...

Children Likely to Be Pleading Guilty When Innocent

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Summary: Young people are more susceptible to pleading guilty to a crime, even though they are innocent. Researchers say the differences in children’s brains which affect...

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,...

Spotlighting the Special Skills of EEG Techs who Work with Neonates

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Neurodiagnostic technologists play a “fundamental role” in the care of premature newborns, according to a new paper published in the journal Clinical Neurophysiology.Premature birth itself is...

The 30 most enduring neurological controversies – The Neurology Lounge

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The World Congress of Controversies in Neurology (CONy) has been held every year since 2007, and the most recent conference was held virtually in September 2021. The...

The Secret to Reducing Practice Turnover

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Healthcare workers rotate through jobs every four years on average. And, according to estimates, over the next decade neurologists will be faced with a 25 to...

Spotting Liars Is Hard, but Our New Method Is Effective and Ethical

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Summary: The AIM technique is almost 40% more accurate at lie detection than traditional methods.Source: The ConversationMost people lie occasionally. The lies are often trivial and...

How We Understand Causality – Neuroscience News

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Summary: A new study considers how people acquire and utilize knowledge about causal relationships.Source: University of GöttingenHow people acquire and use knowledge about causal relationships is...

Children’s Dislike of Cauliflower and Broccoli Could Be Written in Their Microbiome

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Summary: Children whose saliva produced high amounts of sulfur volatiles disliked raw Brassica vegetables the most. The levels of sulfur volatiles were similar in parents and...

Your Best Tool in the Telemedicine Neuro Exam? The Patient

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For many patients, the expansion of telemedicine may be one of the few good things to come out of the COVID-19 pandemic. But it presents some...

Brain Volume Differences Found in Patients With HIV Infection

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There may be an association between lower brain volume in the hippocampus and thalamus and decreased white blood cell count in patients with HIV who receive...

Gender-Specific Lipid and Hypermetabolism Risk Profiles for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

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Among patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), gender was observed to have differing influences on the prognostic predictive values of serum lipid profiles. These findings were...

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...

Sleep Disturbances in Alzheimer Disease Tied to Loss of ‘Wakeful’ Neuron

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The proportion of subcortical wake-promoting neurons was associated with sleep phenotypes among patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) or progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), according to study findings...

Predictors of Deep Brain Stimulation Efficacy for Impulsive and Compulsive Behavior in PD

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Subthalamic nucleus-deep brain stimulation (STN-DBS) is associated with greater improvements in impulsive and compulsive behaviors (ICBs) in patients with Parkinson disease (PD) who have severe ICBs...

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...

T2D Tied to Accelerated Brain Aging, Cognitive Decline

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HealthDay News — Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is associated with neurocognitive changes suggestive of accelerated brain aging, according to a study published online May 24...

Remembering Faces and Names Can Be Improved During Sleep

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Summary: Deep, uninterrupted sleep can help boost learning names and faces, a new study reports.Source: Northwestern UniversityFor those who rarely forget a face, but struggle with...

Spinal Cord Atrophy as a Prognostic Marker for Progressive Disease in Relapsing MS

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In patients with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS), the presence of spinal cord atrophy is predictive of conversion to secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS), according to a...

Increased Stroke Risk in Younger Adults During the Convalescent Phase of COVID-19

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Younger adults with asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic COVID-19 are at an increased risk for acute ischemic stroke (AIS) during the convalescent phase of the infection, according...

Distant Regions of the Human Brain Are Wired Together by Surprisingly Few Connections

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Summary: Study reveals axon density is lower than previously believed between distant regions of the brain.Source: PLOSUnderstanding how the brain functions, particularly how information is processed...

Brain Imaging Predicts PTSD After Brain Injury

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Summary: Smaller brain volumes in the cingulate cortex, insular, and superior frontal cortex predict an increased likelihood of developing PTSD three months after brain injury.Source: ElsevierPosttraumatic...

Severe Perivascular Space Pathology Predictive of Dementia in Older Adults

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In adults between 72 and 92 years of age, severe perivascular space (PVS) dilation pathology is predictive of increased risk of cognitive decline and dementia, according...

Combination Immunotherapy Effective for Patients With Melanoma and Asymptomatic Brain Metastases

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The combination of nivolumab with ipilimumab is an effective treatment option for patients with advanced melanoma with asymptomatic brain metastases and should be considered for first...

Effects of Marijuana on Brain Health: An AHA Scientific Statement

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The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a warning to help clinicians and patients become better informed about the potential negative effects of marijuana (cannabis) use...

Have Girls Been Left Behind During the Pandemic?

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Summary: The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdowns affected girls’ mental health more than boys’, researchers report. Girls’ emotional and behavioral difficulties increased by 1.6% compared to boys,...

How to Help Humans Understand Robots

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Summary: Applying theories from psychology and cognitive science may help humans learn to collaborate with robots faster and more effectively, researchers report.Source: MITScientists who study human-robot...

Low Levels of Omega-3 Associated With Higher Risk of Psychosis

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Summary: Adolescents with higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids in their blood had a decreased risk of developing psychosis as they entered into early adulthood. At...

Insights from A Parallel Distributed Processing Perspective » Department of Neurology » College of...

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Cerebral representations are encoded as patterns of activity involving billions of neurons. Parallel distributed processing (PDP) across these neuronal populations provides the basis for a number...

Genetic and Environmental Factors Influence MS in Monozygotic Twin Pairs

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In monozygotic twin pairs discordant for multiple sclerosis (MS), genetically and environmentally determined features of an MS-associated immune signature are detectable with matched-pair analysis of the...

Clinical Utility of Neuromodulation for Migraine Prevention and Treatment

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According to a systematic review and meta-analysis, some neuromodulation methods appear to effectively treat symptoms of migraine; however, few studies of robust quality have been published....

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...

Less Screen Time Postconcussion Leads to Faster Recovery for Young Adults

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An abstinence of screen time in the first 48 hours after a concussion is associated with a significantly faster recovery among patients aged 12 to 25...

Clinical Characteristics, MRI Markers Predict Worsening Cognition Over 10 Years in MS

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Baseline age, disability, whole brain volume (WBV), and T2 lesion volume were significant predictors of long-term worsening information processing speed (IPS) in patients with multiple sclerosis...

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...

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,...

AChR Ab Levels Predict 1-Year Immunosuppressive Therapy Success in Myasthenia Gravis

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High anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChR Ab) reduction rate (RR-AChRAb) is associated with favorable outcomes after 1 year of treatment with immunosuppressive agents in patients with myasthenia...

How TREM2 Gene Mutation in Brain Microglia Immune Cells Can Increase Alzheimer’s Risk

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Summary: A molecular process caused by the TREM2 gene mutation in the brain’s microglia increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. Source: UC Irvine The...

Can EMG-Guided Injection Benefit Your Practice?

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The biggest argument for using electromyography (EMG) guided injections is that it improves accuracy when introducing botulinum toxins in pain management. Improved accuracy can benefit both...

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