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Study Shows Brain Fitness can Save Medicare Billions

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Just ten hours of the right brain fitness exercises can have a significant and long lasting impact on healthcare costs and outcomes, according to a study recently published in BMC Health Services Research, a leading peer-reviewed h...

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

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Imaging Ltd. (TASE: EMIT, Nasdaq: EMITF ), announced today that, its subsidiary (in which EI holds indirectly approximately 58.34%, InSightec Ltd., announced today that a team at the University Children's Hospital Zurich has completed...

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

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In groundbreaking research, scientists at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth have determined that rapid estrogen administration can protect the brain following brain injury. These findings are now being tested ...

Mayo Clinic Proceedings Reviews Deep Brain Stimulation to Treat Psychiatric Diseases

ROCHESTER, Minn., June 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pioneering therapeutic trials to investigate the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation (DBS) in hard-to-treat depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Tourette's syndrome are underway at multiple medical centers around the worl...

Boston Scientific Welcomes Results of Brain Aneurysm Clinical Trial

Risk of death at five years is lower for aneurysm patients treated with coil embolization compared to surgical clipping NATICK, Mass., May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX ) today welcomed publication of results from the ISAT clinical trial in The Lancet...

Autism Genes Discovered; Help Shape Connections Among Brain Cells

-Findings Suggest Biological Reasons for Altered Early Neural Development- PHILADELPHIA, April 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A research team has connected more of the intricate pieces of the autism puzzle, with two studies that identify genes with important contributions to the disorder. One ...

New Imaging Analysis Predicts Brain Tumor Survival

U-M researchers develop 'parametric response map' to analyze changes in a tumor's blood flow, volume ANN ARBOR, Mich., April 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As early as one week after beginning treatment for brain tumors, a new imaging analysis method was able to predict which patients would li...

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

Unique Case Study of Patient Before & After mTBI Accident Presentation at American Balance Society, Case Study on Web Site, New Help for Returning Vets PITTSBURGH, March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- With record numbers of American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with brain injuries...

For Iraq Veterans, Headaches Continue After Traumatic Brain Injury

SEATTLE, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many soldiers who experienced mild head trauma or a blast exposure while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan are returning to the United States with headaches, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 6...

Can Exercising Your Brain Prevent Memory Loss?

SEATTLE, Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Participating in certain mental activities, like reading magazines or crafting in middle age or later in life, may delay or prevent memory loss, according to a study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 61st Annu...

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

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO; AIM: NWBT and NWBS) ("NWBT" or the "Company") today announced further long-term follow-up data, for the second half of 2008, from its prior Phase I and Phase I/II clinical trials with DC...

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

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Adolescents and young adults who are heavy users of marijuana 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 region...

Major deCODE-led Study Underscores Role of the Brain in Obesity

REYKJAVIK, Iceland, December 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- In one of the largest studies of its kind, a multinational team led by scientists from deCODE genetics (Nasdaq: DCGN ) today report the discovery of common variations at seven new sites in the human genome found to influence obesity. The s...

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

Schering-Plough Receives CHMP Positive Opinion for TEMODAL(R) Intravenous Formulation and Oral TEMODAL Sachet Presentation -- Providing Potential New Treatment Options for EU Patients with Certain Primary Brain Tumors KENILWORTH, N.J., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Schering-Plough Corp...

Exercise Helps Prevent Age-Related Brain Changes in Older Adults

CHICAGO, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Older adults who exercise regularly show increased cerebral blood flow and a greater number of small blood vessels in the brain, according to findings presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). ...

Senate Told Brain Technology Can Impact Public Policy

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Recent breakthroughs in brain research and technology may have a great impact on a broad range of public policy issues, according to scientists visiting the US Senate today. At the invitation of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions ...

Long-Term Phase I and Phase I/II Trial Data Continue to Show Striking Improvement in Survival of Brain Cancer Patients Who Receive DCVax(R)-Brain

BETHESDA, Md., Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO; AIM: NWBT and NWBS) ("NWBT" or the "Company") today announced the most recent long-term follow-up data, through June 15, 2008, from its prior Phase I and Phase I/II clinical trials with...

Cytopia Commences Second Phase II Study in Brain Cancer

MELBOURNE, Australia, Sept. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Cytopia Limited (ASX: CYT) today announced that it is commencing enrolment for its Phase Ib/II study of CYT997, the company's novel vascular-disrupting anticancer agent, in patients with an aggressive form of brain cancer known as glioblastoma mult...

Neurosciences Institute Discovers Drug Extends Stroke Treatment Time to 24 Hours, Repairs Brain Tissue

Could Be Life-Changing for Stroke, Traumatic Brain Injury, Alzheimer's Patients MORGANTOWN, W.Va., Sept. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scientists at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute (BRNI) have discovered that Bryostatin -- and a related class o...

Lixte Biotechnology Holdings Announces That Novel Compounds Being Developed as Potential Treatments for Brain Tumors Have Positive Activity in a Mouse Model of Human Pancreatic Cancer

EAST SETAUKET, N.Y., Aug. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Lixte Biotechnology Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: LIXT) announced today that lead compounds from each of two different types of drugs being developed as potential treatment for specific types of brain cancers have activity against hum...

Scientists Reveal Roadmap to Brain Health That Can Be Passed Down to Future Generations: Exercise, Omega-3, Folic Acid, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin B12

GORDONSVILLE, Va., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- New findings from a comprehensive analysis of more than 160 clinical studies have revealed the importance of routine exercise and a balanced diet on brain health that can be passed down through future generations. According to a recent press release*,...

CeNeRx BioPharma Finalizes Plans to Initiate Phase II Trials for Its Novel Antidepressant Agent Tyrima(TM) Using Innovative Brain Imaging Study

- State-of-the-Art PET Study Confirms Tyrima Exhibits Excellent Drug-Like Properties - - Results Support Initiation of Phase II Clinical Trials - RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., July 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CeNeRx BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage company developing ...

New Research Provides Evidence that Tea May Improve Attention and Focus, Keep Brain Cells Healthy, & Influence Genetics in Cancer

Findings Published in August Issue of Journal of Nutrition NEW YORK, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Drinking four to five cups of tea a day may help maintain a healthy mind and body, according to new research published in a supplement to the August issue of the Journal of Nutrition. One study'...

Children's Brain Tumor Foundation's Tissue Bank Consortium May Solve Dire Problem in Pediatric Cancer Research

Leading Institutions in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Chicago To Launch Collaborative Initiative NEW YORK, July 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major effort to speed treatment and cures for pediatric brain tumors and cancer, the Children's Brain Tumor Foundation (CBTF) today launched the in...

Advocate Christ Medical Center Using Glue-Like Liquid to Seal Off Brain Aneurysms

OAK LAWN, Ill., June 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. has become one of only a few institutions in the Chicago area, the only one in the Advocate Health Care system and among about 25 hospitals nationally that are using a glue-like liquid for the s...

Data To Be Presented at ASCO Supports Potential of Peregrine's Cotara(R) for the Treatment of Brain Cancer

-Study Results Show 100-Fold More Radiation Delivered to Tumor as Compared to Other Organs- -All Patients Surpassed Expected Median Survival Time at Lowest Planned Dose Level- CHICAGO and TUSTIN, Calif., May 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ...

St. Jude Finds Young Age May Give Survival Advantage to Children With Certain Brain Tumors

The improved survival of children under 3 years old with diffuse pontine glioma compared to older children suggests that the biological properties of this cancer may be distinct in young patients MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investiga...

BiPar Sciences Expands Clinical Program for BSI-201, a Novel DNA Repair Inhibitor, in Brain Cancer

- Strategic Collaboration with the National Cancer Institute's NABTT Consortium - BRISBANE, Calif., April 10 /PRNewswire/ -- BiPar Sciences, Inc. today announced the expansion of the clinical program for the company's lead product candidate, BSI-201, into gliobla...

ALS Therapy Development Institute Signs Collaboration Agreement with the Allen Institute for Brain Science

Long-term arrangement between two leading non-profit research institutes designed to validate drug targets for the fatal neurodegenerative disease that affects 30,000 Americans CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 8, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The ALS Therapy Development Institute (ALS TDI) today ...

Evotec's EVT 101 Shown to Penetrate the Brain in Man and to Modulate Brain Activity During the Performance of Cognitive Tasks

Single-Dose, Volunteer fMRI Study Completed and Reported Today Dosing in Four Week Higher Repeat Dose Study Completed HAMBURG, Germany and OXFORD, England, March 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Evotec (Frankfurt Stock Exchange: EVT) is pleased to announce the preliminary findings of ...

St. Jude Finds Signaling System That Halts the Growth of a Childhood Brain Cancer

Researchers discover that proteins BMP2, BMP4 and BMP7 inhibit the growth of medulloblastoma tumors, while inducing malignant cells to develop into normal neurons, a finding that may lead to better treatments for the cancer MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A discovery by...

New Clinical Data Further Supports Chromium Picolinate's Role in Enhancing Brain Activity in Older Adults

Study Used Key Ingredient in Core4Life Advanced Memory Formula(TM) PURCHASE, N.Y., March 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nutrition 21, Inc. (Nasdaq: NXXI ), a developer and marketer of nutritional supplements that help consumers manage blood sugar levels, improve cardiovascular health, enhance...

Phase I and Phase I/II DCVax(R)-Brain Data Continues to Show Significantly Improved Survival Rates for Brain Cancer Patients

Year-end 2007 long-term follow-up data continues to be positive BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: NWBO; AIM: NWBT and NWBS) ("NWBT" or the "Company") today announced the most recent long-term follow-up data, as of year-end...

Innovative Brain Scanning for Alzheimer's Screening Unveiled

Clinical Trials with the Neuronetrix' COGNISION Headset to Begin This Month at the University of Kentucky LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at the University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging are launching an Alzheimer's screening clinical trial with...

PET Scans Show Gene Therapy Normalizes Brain Function in Parkinson's Patients

MANHASSET, N.Y., Nov. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brain scans used to track changes in a dozen patients who received an experimental gene therapy show that the treatment normalizes brain function -- and the effects are still present a year later. Andrew Feigin, MD, and David Eidelberg, MD,...

Mitchell, Military TBI Task Force Highlight the Importance of Traumatic Brain Injury Research; Mitchell Endorses Ground Breaking Traumatic Brain Injury Study

DENVER, Nov. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- U.S. Rep. Harry E. Mitchell today joined members of an inter-organizational Military TBI Task Force by endorsing a paper highlighting the important role that neuropsychology plays in treating combat-related traumatic brain injury. The paper, The Role...

Mayo Clinic Clarifies Diagnosis and Treatment for Rare, Serious Blood Vessel Disease of Brain and Spinal Cord

ROCHESTER, Minn., Oct. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayo Clinic has clarified the methods of diagnosis and optimal management of a rare and little-understood blood vessel disease of the brain and spinal cord that often leads to stroke or death. Primary central nervous system vasculitis (PCNSV...

Researchers Report First Successful Treatment of Chronic Traumatic Brain Injury

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Association of Health Freedom and the International Hyperbaric Medical Association announced today that physician-researchers at the Baromedical Research Institute and Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans have reported ...

One Shot of Gene Therapy Spreads Through Brain in Animal Study

- Method Has Potential for Correcting Devastating Genetic Diseases - PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- By targeting a site in a mouse brain well connected to other areas, researchers successfully delivered a beneficial gene to the entire brain -- after one injection of gene the...

New Study Demonstrates 4 Year Olds Fed Enfamil LIPIL(R) as Infants Have Brain and Eye Outcomes Similar to Breastfed Babies

Reinforces Importance of DHA/ARA in Infant Diet EVANSVILLE, Ind., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A recently published study of 4 year olds who had been fed Enfamil LIPIL infant formula exclusively for their first 17 weeks of life has become the longest-term analysis of its kind...
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