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Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today

Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized

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A healthy heart today means a healthier brain later in life

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Following seven simple heart health tips in your 20s predicts a healthier brain volume in your 40s. Cardiovascular and cognitive health seem to be linked.

Clinical trial shows some promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The results of an international clinical trial, led in part by a UC Davis School of Medicine expert, have shown that a drug therapy for a severe type of muscular dystrophy holds promise for a...

Alzheimer's: Can a challenging job and exercise keep the condition at bay?

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New studies reveal links between complex tasks in early life, targeted physical and brain training in later life, and levels of cognition.

New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again.

Out-of-body experiences: Neuroscience or the paranormal?

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Out-of-body experiences have historically been the domain of pseudoscience. However, neuroscience researchers are slowly unraveling their mystery.

New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments.

Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it.

Daily crosswords linked to sharper brain in later life

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The more regularly people report doing word puzzles such as crosswords, the better their brain function in later life, a large-scale and robust online trial has found.

New study of brain circuits finds key links to symptoms of depression

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

University of California San Diego scientists have linked specific wiring in the brain to distinct behavioral symptoms of depression.

Underdeveloped brain network after 30 may impact mental health

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People who are underdeveloped in the brain region that is linked with inhibition after age 30 may be more likely to experience psychological problems.

New gene therapy treatment routes for motor neurone disease uncovered in new study

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists investigating the genetic causes and altered functioning of nerve cells in motor neurone disease (MND) have discovered a new mechanism that could lead to fresh treatment approaches for one...

Females with autism show greater difficulty with day-to-day tasks than male counterparts

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Largest study to date of executive function in females with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) reveals unique challenges in diagnosis and intervention.

Peptide complex formed in the brain is responsible for Alzheimer's disease

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Members of the Faculty of Fundamental Medicine at the Lomonosov Moscow State University have determined the structure of a peptide complex, formed in the brain at the early stages of Alzheimer's...

A neural switch for becoming alpha male

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers have identified a neural circuit in the brains of mice that plays a role in social dominance.

What causes food cravings?

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

In this article, learn about the causes of food cravings, what types of food cravings there are, and how to reduce or replace them.

Generosity makes you happier

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research shows that people who decide to perform generous acts toward others, no matter how small, have an increased level of happiness.

Researchers identify visual system changes that may signal Parkinson's disease

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Changes in the visual systems of newly diagnosed Parkinson's disease patients may provide important biomarkers for the early detection and monitoring of the disease, according to a new study...

PTSD may be physical and not only psychological

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The part of the brain that helps control emotion may be larger in people who develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after brain injury compared to those with a brain injury without PTSD...

TBI and dementia: Link or no link?

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research linking traumatic brain injury and dementia later in life is contradictory. Learn about the latest findings and what they mean for TBI patients.

Visual illusion could help you read smaller font

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Exposure to a common visual illusion may enhance your ability to read fine print, according to new research published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.

ADHD medication tied to lower risk for alcohol, drug abuse in teens and adults

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

About one-third lower risk revealed in IU-led analysis of 3 million Americans with attention deficient hyperactivity disorder.

Study links maternal obesity during pregnancy to behavioral problems in boys

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Maternal obesity and child neurodevelopmental problems have both increased in the U.S. and scientists have suggested a possible link.

Research explores the potential of brain stimulation for improving the learning of children with learning difficulties

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Applying a brain stimulation method, which was previously suggested to enhance mathematical learning in healthy adults, may improve the performance of children with mathematical learning...

New research offers hope to neuro-tumour patients

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

New research published online in the journal Oncogene could offer hope to the thousands of, mainly young, people affected by the hereditary condition Neurofibromatosis 2 (NF2).

Brain-training games 'do not boost cognition'

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Measures of brain activity, decision-making, and cognitive ability show that the benefits of brain-training games are no greater than those of video games.