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Brain tumors occur often in kids with common genetic syndrome

The frequency of brain tumors has been underestimated in children with the common genetic syndrome neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1), according to a new study. This disorder is characterized by birthmarks on the skin and benign nerve tumors that develop in or on the skin. Brain tumors also are known to occur in children and adults

Altering Huntington’s disease patients’ skin cells into brain cells sheds light on disorder

Scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have transformed skin cells from patients with Huntington’s disease into the type of brain cell affected by the disorder. The resulting mass of neurons serves as a new tool to study the degenerative and eventually fatal neurological condition, according to the researchers. The study, published

Body clock disruptions occur years before memory loss in Alzheimer’s

People with Alzheimer’s disease are known to have disturbances in their internal body clocks that affect the sleep/wake cycle and may increase risk of developing the disorder. Now, new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that such circadian rhythm disruptions also occur much earlier in people whose memories are intact

Technology Key to Fighting Neurological Disease

New technologies may be on the way to better help doctors diagnose and treat patients with neurological diseases. Researchers from the National Neuroscience Institute (NNI) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU) have come together to develop several new technologies, including an artificial intelligence system that can accurately identify types of traumatic brain injuries from computed

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More Good News for Stem Cell Transplants in ALS

Pauline Anderson July 05, 2016 Medscape Transplantation of human spinal cord-derived neural stem cells (HSSCs) in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is safe and does not accelerate progression of the disease, according to results of a new phase 2 study. A phase 1 single-center study of 15 patients, carried out at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, found

Arts and Crafts Linked to Lower Risk for Cognitive Decline

Pauline Anderson April 09, 2015 Engaging in arts and crafts and social activities in mid-life and late life and using a computer in late life were associated with a reduced risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in elderly patients, a new study has shown. "The key point we want to get across is that you need to start

Depression, behavioral changes may precede memory loss in Alzheimer’s

January 14, 2015 By Michael C. Purdy Depression and behavioral changes may occur before memory declines in people who will go on to develop Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Researchers have known that many people with Alzheimer’s experience depression, irritability, apathy and appetite loss but