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Study Shows Brain Fitness can Save Medicare Billions

... 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Just ten hours of the right brain fitness exercises can have a significant and ... who did just ten hours of special computerized brain exercises had better health outcomes, lowering ... or memory strategies or took part in computerized brain fitness exercises. Each intervention was based ...

Study Results Show That Minimally Invasive Therapy is Successful for Over Two-Thirds of Stroke Patients Treated Outside the Standard Eight-Hour Window

... the eight-hour window restored blood flow in the brain in approximately 74 percent of patients suffering ... stroke treatment. Thus, continued Nogueira, when brain imaging studies revealed that a significant ... stroke patients showed evidence of salvageable brain tissue in the area of the stroke, it was an ...

Neurointerventionists Expand Research to Quality of Life in Aneurysm Patients Following Minimally Invasive Coiling Treatment

... traditional surgical clipping in the treatment of brain aneurysms - many studies have continued to prove ... can suddenly burst, leading to bleeding in the brain that may result in severe disability, or even ... and expertise in treating conditions in the brain through endovascular (or "through the blood ...

Unlikely Treatment Identified by BrainCells Neurogenesis Platform Improved Clinical Outcomes in Patients Suffering From Depression

... stem cells in the hippocampus of the adult brain produce new brain cells, including neurons. "Our study ... speculated that the brain's ability to grow new brain cells may have an impact on depression, and we ...

New Research Shows: Neurofeedback is an 'Evidence-Based' Treatment for ADHD

... EEG Biofeedback - is a method used to train brain activity in order to normalize brain function and treat psychiatric disorders. This ... where real-time feedback is provided for specific brain activity (most often EEG) in order to learn ...

Mayo Clinic Study Finds Earliest Evidence of Memory Decline in Middle-Aged People at Genetic Risk for Alzheimer's Disease

... memory and thinking problems or extensive brain pathology. The study, which followed ... in a previous study, the researchers reported brain changes in people at three levels of genetic ... therapies. The researchers do not recommend using brain imaging or cognitive tests to predict a healthy ...

Results From Drug Trials and New Risk Factors Announced at International Alzheimer's Conference

... treatment with Dimebon caused an increase in a brain protein, known as beta amyloid, in animal models ... know there's a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also ... the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without ....

Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Commences Phase 1 Study of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in Recurrent Pediatric Solid Tumors at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

... with Eric Holland, MD, PhD, Director of the brain Tumor group at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer ... in the treatment of patients with advanced brain tumors. In vitro and in vivo data presented at ... progression in adult patients with advanced brain tumors. Additionally, combination ...

Elbit Imaging Ltd. Announces - Swiss Team Uses InSightec's ExAblate(R) 4000 Brain System to Treat Patients With Functional Brain Disorders

... pain successfully underwent non-invasive deep brain ablation surgery (central lateral thalamotomy) ... of this study set the ground for extensive brain study addressing the areas of functional diseases ... - and high intensity focused ultrasound to target brain tissue non-invasively. MR thermometry allows the ...

PTSD Associated With Higher Alzheimer's/Dementia Risk; Moderate Alcohol Consumption May Lower it

... moderate amounts of alcohol. "Your brain plays a critical role in almost everything you ... know there's a lot you can do to help keep your brain healthier as you age. These steps might also ... and credible association between heart health and brain health. If people learn about and do some simple ...

Number of Patients With Dementia on the Rise

... of certain substances by the brain. Normally, the brain uses glucose as a fuel. Using PET scans, doctors can image the amount of glucose used by the brain to determine whether there's a difference in brain use by the frontal lobe, temporal lobe or the ...

UNT Health Science Center's Groundbreaking Research Applied to Protecting Brain After Traumatic Injury

... rapid estrogen administration can protect the brain following brain injury. These findings are now being tested on ... treatment to human patients with severe traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock. "Our animal ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases

... trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, ... issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings . "Deep brain stimulation has long been seen as valuable for ... says Dr. Lee. The patient is awake during deep brain stimulation surgery while a neurosurgeon implants ...

MJFF's Rapid Response Innovation Awards Hit Mid-2009 With Over $1 Million Funded in High-Risk/High-Reward Approaches to Parkinson's Disease

... and a proof-of-principle approach to refine deep brain stimulation (DBS) into a potentially more ... by the U.S. FDA to treat kidney disease, prevents brain deterioration in pre-clinical models of ... of Cologne (Germany) want to update deep brain stimulation surgery, taking advantage of new ...

Brain Fitness Makes Boomers Age Younger

... of Posit Science, the leading provider of brain fitness software , addressed that gathering of ... that his company was building the new field of brain fitness by establishing a large body of scientific evidence that an old brain can learn new tricks. "In April, researchers ...

Neurobiological Technologies' Partner, Celtic Pharma, Announces Results of XERECEPT(R) Phase 3 Clinical Program

... in patients with edema associated with brain tumors and from preclinical studies of XERECEPT in brain tumor models. NTI sold the worldwide rights ... in Patients with Primary and Metastatic brain Tumors Administration of XERECEPT(R) in ...

Study Confirms Effectiveness of Innovative Prism Glasses For Hemianopia Patients

... Suggests additional training to help brain adapt more fully and further enhance benefits ... field expansion, perceived direction (caused by brain remapping), and perceived improvement in quality ... means that no patient had remapped his or her brain to automatically make the perceptual adjustment. ...

New Research Shows Nutrition 21's Chromium Histidinate Improves Markers for Mood and Carbohydrate Cravings

... and Chromium Histidinate Down-regulate Gene in brain that Precedes Alzheimer's Disease Additional ... histidinate to the diet significantly increased brain serotonin levels. Increased serotonin levels are ... reduced the expression of the gene in the brain that produces TAU proteins. The TAU protein is ...

Autism Studies Presented at Mid-Atlantic Research Consortium Meeting

... both of which play important roles in early brain development. Several researchers presented the results of brain imaging studies. Lauren Kenworthy, Ph.D., of ... that involve memory and organization. Different brain regions were active in children with ...

Brain Training Improves Memory and Attention and the Effects Last

... memory and attention by training on computerized brain exercises according to study data presented today ... Half were assigned to a group that trained on a brain fitness software program for 40 hours over 8 ... participants who trained on the software, The brain Fitness Program(tm) from Posit Science(r), more ...

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Receives Notices of Allowance for Two NeuroTrans(TM) Patent Applications

... of increasing delivery of active agents to brain comprising administering receptor-associated ... therapeutic effect. The development of effective brain targeting and delivery technologies, such as ... effective therapies to treat a wide variety of brain disorders. Preclinical studies indicate that ...

Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

... detected genes implicated in the development of brain circuitry in early childhood. "Because other ... autism arises from abnormal connections among brain cells during early development, it is very ... find evidence that mutations in genes involved in brain interconnections increase a child's risk of ...

New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival

... early as one week after beginning treatment for brain tumors, a new imaging analysis method was able to ... at 44 people with high-grade glioma, a type of brain tumor, who were treated with chemotherapy and ... this after just one week, which is amazing for brain tumors," says study author Craig Galban, Ph.D., ...

Michael J. Fox Foundation Awards $2.1 Million to Improve Drug Delivery in Parkinson's Disease

... of Parkinson's Disease Therapeutics to the brain . The program is designed to address two major ... Delivery, and Spread of Therapeutic Agents in the brain Samir Jafri, Ph.D., University of Maryland, ... Ph.D., Codman and Shurtleff, Inc. Deep brain Imaging to Determine the Movement of Compounds ...

Key Protein May Lead to Faster Acting Anti-Depression Drugs

... in the Journal of Neuroscience that the brain protein called p11 could lead pharmaceutical ... that p11 activates a serotonin receptor in the brain known for producing rapid antidepressant ... important protein that regulates signaling in the brain by the neurotransmitter serotonin, which has long ...

Astrocytes Help Separate Man From Mouse

... March 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A type of brain cell that was long overlooked by researchers embodies one of very few ways in which the human brain differs fundamentally from that of a mouse or ... that were long thought simply to support flashier brain cells known as neurons that send electrical ...

Unexpected Side Effect: Makes You Happier

... Study shows brain fitness reduces risk of depressive symptoms ... (Medical Sciences), researchers found that a brain fitness program measured initially for its impact ... to four groups: one group did computerized brain exercises, a second group took classes in memory ...

Neuro Kinetics: Research Suggests I-Portal(R) NOTC Data Shows Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries That Other Technologies Miss

... soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries, a case study from Neuro Kinetics, Inc. ... generate results that may indicate mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI) that are not detected by other ... Kiderman. "Clinicians who deal with brain injuries will be intrigued by our findings. The ...

Laser Burn Injuries in One Eye Can Disrupt Protective Immune Privilege in Both Eyes, Study Finds

... normal immune response. It protects the eye, the brain and the reproductive system without the ... cells, it is too aggressive for fragile eye, brain and reproductive tissues, and, in the case of the ... special privilege not only in the eye but in the brain and the reproductive system as well, she adds. ...

For Iraq Veterans, Headaches Continue After Traumatic Brain Injury

... started within one week of the traumatic brain injury for 37 percent of the soldiers, and within ... 15 or more days each month. "Mild traumatic brain injury is occurring in 15 to 25 percent of ... treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as multiple sclerosis, ...

Rendell Administration Announces Health Research Grants From Tobacco Settlement Funds

... Studies that investigate genetic factors, brain function and structure are needed to improve our ... how recently discovered genes for ASD affect the brain and behavior of children with an ASD, including a study of how genes, brain structure ...

Update of Long-Term Data on Brain Cancer Patients Receiving DCVax(R)-Brain Continues to Show Striking Improvements in Delay of Disease and Survival

... multiforme, the most rapid and lethal type of brain cancer. During the update period from June 15, ... progression (recurrence) of their brain cancer. One of these two patients had been ... fashion." GBM, the most aggressive form of brain cancer, is estimated to have caused more than ...

Heavy Marijuana Use May Damage Developing Brain in Teens, Young Adults

... are more likely than non-users to have disrupted brain development, according to a new study. Pediatric researchers found abnormalities in areas of the brain that interconnect brain regions involved in memory, attention, ...

Stents Can Treat - Not Just Prevent - Strokes, Suggests Early Research

... 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Stents can be placed in the brain to treat a stroke as it's occurring, suggests ... cause of death in the U.S., stroke is called a brain attack because blood flow and oxygen to part of the brain is cut off. About 85 percent of strokes are ...

Study Shows How Defective DNA Repair Triggers Two Neurological Diseases

... syndrome offer insight into the links between brain disease and cancer vulnerability in people ... is also characterized by the occurrence of small brain size, or microcephaly, while in contrast, ATLD ... two types of mice. The scientists found that the brain cells of the ATLD mice but not the NBS mice ...

CHMP Recommends Approval in the European Union (EU) for New Options for Patients With Certain Primary Brain Tumors

... Options for EU Patients with Certain Primary brain Tumors KENILWORTH, N.J., Dec. 8 ... The worldwide incidence rate of primary malignant brain and central nervous system tumors, using the ... The most common type of primary malignant brain tumors are gliomas, with AA and GBM being the ...

Retigabine Significantly Reduces the Number of Seizures in Adults With Inadequately Controlled Partial-Onset Epilepsy

... excitability. In epilepsy patients, brain cells can become overly excited, disrupting normal brain activity and causing seizures. ... channels or calcium channels in the brain to help reduce seizures. Given the unmet medical ...

Stress-Related Disorders Affect Brain's Processing of Memory

... is being conducted, and research fellow at the brain Imaging Center of McLean Hospital, Department of ... life." Dr. Agarwal and colleagues used brain fMRI to explore alterations in the neural ... helping clinicians target specific parts of the brain for treatment. The study's principal ...

Exercise Helps Prevent Age-Related Brain Changes in Older Adults

... ( UNC) - Chapel Hill , is the first to compare brain scans of older adults who exercise to brain scans of those who do not. "Our results ... that exercise may reduce age-related changes in brain vasculature and blood flow," said presenter Feraz ...

Brain Waves Show Sound Processing Abnormalities in Autistic Children

... tiny magnetic fields associated with electrical brain activity," said Timothy Roberts, Ph.D., vice ... at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "Recorded brain waves change with every sensation, thought and activity. It's like watching a movie of the brain in real time." Typically used for ...
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