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Scientists track impact of DNA damage in the developing brain

... for DNA damage and are a likely source of neurological problems in humans. The cerebellum coordinates ... role the DNA damage response plays in preventing neurological disease," the investigators wrote. The study ... offers a new focus for tracking the origins of neurological disease. The research also reflects growing ...

22nd Congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Sept. 12-16, 2009, Turkey

... worse is that the prevalence of mental and neurological disorders is expected to grow for a variety of ... increased risk for age-related mental illness and neurological disorders, especially dementia and Parkinsons ... are seen as the main cause of mental and certain neurological disorders. The essential knowledge of central ...

One size does not fit all

... A new study by researchers at the Montreal neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University, demonstrates ... cell types that are postulated to be targeted in neurological disease processes and that are implicated in any ... of life for people who suffer from a variety of neurological diseases. ...

Cell's split personality is a major discovery into neurological diseases

... the Universit de Montreal (UdeM) and the Montreal neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University have ... therapies for a variety of acute and chronic neurological disorders, including glaucoma and retinal artery ... therapeutic intervention of a wide-range of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. ...

First neuroimaging study examining motor execution in children with autism reveals new insights

... have uncovered important new insight into the neurological basis of autism. The study, published online in ... brain to communicate with each other forms the neurological basis of autism. Researchers used fMRI scans ... to measure and quantify. In contrast, the neurological processes behind motor skills are well ...

Gorilla gets MRI at Bronx Zoo

... facility on wheels that conducted a comprehensive neurological scan on the brain of Fubo, a 42-year-old western ... WCS health and curatorial staff to seek out a neurological diagnosis. The Brain Tumor Foundation ... scan (computed tomography) and is often used in neurological scans. The scans are achieved with a powerful ...

UCLA stem cells scientists make electrically active motor neurons from iPS cells

... a discovery that may aid in studying and treating neurological disorders. Additionally, the motor neurons ... may open the door for new treatments for neurological disorders using patient-specific cells. The ... them to motor neurons derived from patients with neurological disorders to see how they differ. The next step ...

Rice University study finds possible clues to epilepsy, autism

... of epilepsy, autism, schizophrenia and other neurological disorders. While studying the peripheral ... could lead to even more strategies in treating neurological ailments. "Actually, all of the molecules ... have been implicated in one way or another with neurological diseases, but no one has been able to link them ...

Researchers find link between nicotine addiction and autism

... disorder, according to the National Institute of neurological Disorders and Stroke. Anand and colleagues ... The brains of people with autism and other neurological disorders that were examined after their death ... increasing susceptibility to these devastating neurological disorders," Anand said. The finding also has ...

Acoustical Meeting, Nov. 10-14, 2008 in Miami, Florida

... MAY BE KEY TO DRUG DELIVERY IN THE BRAIN Many neurological disorders and neurodegenerative diseases, such as ... for the long-term functional treatment of neurological and neurodegenerative diseases. Using this ... delivering potent pharmacological agents to treat neurological and neurodegenerative diseases that are currently ...

IVF does not increase risk of developmental disorders in children

... to developmental disorders such as CP, minor neurological dysfunction, and behavioural problems when ... appeared to relate to less-than-optimal neurological condition in early infancy," said Dr. Middelburg. ... with sub-fertility may be implicated in the neurological condition of the resulting children. This is an ...

Following traumatic brain injury, balanced nutrition saves lives

... alive," says lead author Dr. Roger Hrtl, a noted neurological surgeon at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell, ... Clinical Scholar and assistant professor of neurological surgery at Weill Cornell Medical College. "Before ... age, high blood pressure, brain pressure, prior neurological and cardiac conditions, and CT scan results ...

MNI researchers locate neurological basis of depression following sports concussion

... in French . Researchers at the Montreal neurological Institute of McGill University have identified the neurological basis of depression in male athletes with ... %. Until now, very little was known about the neurological basis of the depression frequently reported by ...

Building the future -- 21st century nano tools to repair the nervous system

... to the Thinking Ahead Campaign at the Montreal neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI), affiliated with ... of life for those debilitated by injury or neurological disease. Rio Tinto Alcan believes in ... up with fresh, innovative ideas and apply them to neurological problems. ...

A key enzyme helps keep the synapse on track

... NEW YORK (Dec. 20, 2007) -- At its core, healthy neurological function hinges on the efficient passage of ... us new targets for research into the origins of neurological diseases and potential ways to treat them." He ... each of us may carry that predispose us to neurological disease," Dr. Ryan explains. "All of that will ...

International scientists tackle obstacles to treating brain disorders

... will be available online on December 17. Many neurological disorders are difficult to treat because of a ... Neuwelt, M.D., a professor of neurology and neurological surgery in the OHSU School of Medicine and a ... is the Achilles heel for treating virtually all neurological disorders, said Neuwelt, director of OHSUs ...

Jingle bells not merry for tone-deaf individuals

... study conducted by researchers from the Montreal neurological Institute of McGill University and the Universit ... Journal of Neuroscience, sheds light on the neurological basis for congenital amusia. Music, at all ... a post-doctoral research fellow at the Montreal neurological Institute and lead-investigator for the study in ...

PNNL's Richard Smith named to prestigious Scientific American 50 list of outstanding leaders

... shared the honor for creating a new approach to neurological diagnostics with a colleague from UCLAs David ... stages of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and other neurological diseases. Smiths findings indicate that many ... tissues. These differences may help identify neurological diseases at a very early stage and proteins that ...

Breakthrough technology observes synapse in real time, supporting theory of vesicular recycling

... of Sciences (Dec. 18 print edition). Healthy neurological function hinges on the efficient passage of ... have real implications for our understanding of neurological health and illness, Dr. Ryan says. "This is all part of the 'shop manual' of neurological function that we are currently putting together, ...

The endocannabinoids: Functional roles and therapeutic opportunities

... the brain, particularly as a reaction to numerous neurological diseases, and are apparently activated by the ... it helps to attenuate the brain edema and the neurological injuries caused by it (Panikashvili et al., 2001; ... to be elevated. Administration of 2-AG improved a neurological score, activity and cognitive function (Avraham ...

Holding breath for several minutes elevates marker for brain damage

... training and competing in static apnea diving events, could cause neurological damage over time. The researchers recommended further research on free ... begin early in their careers and follow them for years to monitor their neurological function. The study is "Increased serum levels of the brain damage ...

Experimental treatment halts hypoxic-ischemic brain injury in newborns

... encephalopathy an important cause of perinatal mortality and permanent neurological morbidities, but there are no specific medications against HIE in current ... die and 25 percent of those who survive suffer from lifelong neurological problems. ...

Bull's-eye electrode helps interpret thoughts, deliver stimulus to aid paralyzed, epileptic patients

... precise location in the brain to control epileptic seizures or treat other neurological disorders. He has been awarded a $397,000 grant from the National ... most beneficial," Besio said. "We hope to use the electrode to detect a neurological disorder like a seizure, and then use the electrode to determine exactly ...

Addiction: Insights from Parkinson's disease

... A new comprehensive review by researchers at the Montreal neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the University of Cambridge, England provides vital insights into the neurological basis of addiction by investigating Parkinson's disease patients, who in ...

Rett Syndrome Research Trust advisor makes significant discovery

... protein 2 (MeCP2) in glia. MeCP2 is a protein associated with a variety of neurological disorders, including Rett Syndrome, the most physically disabling of the ... body of evidence that glial cells are critically important contributors to neurological diseases and therefore attractive targets for drug development," said Ben ...

Van Andel Research Institute and TGen undertake alliance to promote science and health

... at TGen is focused on helping patients with diseases such as cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and infectious diseases. TGen, founded in 2002, is on ... fall, which will allow it to broaden its efforts to include additional neurological disorders and chronic illnesses. VARI's primary work has been in basic ...

Genetic study shows direct link between vitamin D and MS susceptibility 'gene'

... offspring developing MS later in life. MS is the most common disabling neurological condition affecting young adults. More than 85,000 people in the UK and ... and their protective myelin sheath in the brain and spinal cord, causing neurological damage. The causes of MS are unclear, but it has become evident that ...

'Deranged calcium signaling' contributes to neurological disorder, UT Southwestern researchers find

... calcium metabolism in nerve cells may play a major role in a fatal genetic neurological disorder that resembles Huntington's disease, researchers at UT ... side effects that can potentially harm the liver and the heart and cause neurological problems, said Dr. Bezprozvanny. "The take-home message is not so much ...

Ultrasound shown to exert remote control of brain circuits

... stress disorder, and drug addition, as well as for therapies of neurological diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Tourette ... ultrasound from the lab into pre-clinical trials and treatment of neurological diseases. ...

Common treatment to delay labor decreases preterm infants' risk for cerebral palsy

... New England Journal of Medicine. Cerebral palsy refers to a group of neurological disorders affecting control of movement and posture and limiting activity. ... birth. This multicenter study, co-funded by the National Institute of neurological Disorders and Stroke and conducted by the 20 participating research ...

Multiple Sclerosis: new MRI contrast medium enables early diagnosis in animal model

... fibers lose their myelin sheath. These patches of demyelination cause neurological malfunctions that may regress upon remyelination. At later stages, MS may ... in a loss of nerve fibers, leading to irreversible damage and persistent neurological symptoms. MRI plays a crucial role in the early diagnosis of MS and ...

Children's Memorial Hospital of Chicago receives a grant from BioMarin to support adult PKU outreach

... Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago. "Untreated PKU can have severe neurological implications, including impaired cognitive function, mood disorders, ... of PKU so that they can learn to manage and possibly avoid the severe neurological implications associated with untreated disease." The goal of the ...

Researcher helping to pioneer medical therapy for Fragile X Syndrome presents latest findings

... (CHICAGO) neurological experts from across the U.S. and other countries including a nationally ... of fragile X-associated tremor/ataxia syndrome (FXTAS), a degenerative neurological condition which occurs in fragile X mutation carriers, and she will be ...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

... promising therapeutic intervention for neurodegenerative diseases. 4. neurological Effects of Folate Deficiency Golo Kronenberg, Christoph Harms, Robert ... which of these molecular effects contribute most significantly to neurological effects, Kronenberg et al. examined the effects of folate deficiency in ...

Hebrew University develops novel approach for treating mitochondrial disorders

... clinical course of LAD deficiency is variable, presenting in infancy as a neurological disease of varying severity, or later in life with life-threatening recurrent episodes of liver failure. Most LAD deficiency patients suffer from neurological symptoms. In developing DERT, Rapoport proposed a novel but simple ...

Pitt receives $2.5 million to simulate and analyze brain, immune system activity

... strategy for intervention based on a condition's progression." The neurological models will outline the typical course of activity in various brain ... One clinical application, Rubin said, would be for improving therapies for neurological conditions, such as deep brain stimulation (DBS), which manipulates brain ...

Pitt faculty receive awards to explore next-generation technologies

... tailored to your DNA, or neural stem cells readily available for treating neurological diseases and injuries. Five University of Pittsburgh faculty members ... understanding how to harvest neural stem cells for therapeutic use for neurological diseases and injuries. Her research involves creating a surface of ...

Neural cell transplants may help those with Parkinson's disease

... by researchers seeking new ways to treat Parkinsons disease (PD), a neurological disease characterized by muscle rigidity, tremor and slowed physical ... a neuronal microenvironment that would be more conducive for regulated neurological control of DA production and release by the grafted neurons, said Sladek. ...

Mouse can do without man's most treasured genes

... causes those wastes and toxins to accumulate, often leading to fatal neurological diseases." The same thing happens in the mouse, but at a much later ... gene's importance differs between species. But for some diseases, such as neurological diseases related to vacuole proteins, the phenotype is so different that ...

Hunger hormone: Makes food more attractive

... French . A new brain-imaging study by researchers at the Montreal neurological Institute, McGill University reveals that ghrelin - a stomach hormone, ... to food-related cues, says Dr. Alain Dagher, neurologist at the Montreal neurological Institute, McGill University and principal investigator in the study. ...
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