Neuroscience

Brain Awareness Week 2011

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is March 14-20, 2011. BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the brain. 750 events are taking place in 49 countries and 36 US states. BAW is […]

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By R Kennedy | Neuroscience
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Warm Weather May Affect Cognition in Patients with MS

Research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011, found that warmer weather may make it harder for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to learn, remember or process information. “Studies have linked warmer weather to increased disease activity and lesions in people with […]

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MRI to Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the Maudsley Hospital, London, Kings College London, and the Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, are field testing an ‘Automated MRI’ software package that compares a patient’s brain scan against 1,200 others showing varying stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The goal is […]

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Silk Moth Antenna Inspiration for New Nanotechnology Tool – Implications for Neurodegenerative Disease

New nanotechnology recently published online in Nature Nanotechnology, may have implications for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. A special coating on the nanotunnels of a silk moth’s antenna is the inspiration for a similar oily layer on synthetic nanopores. Nanopores are miniscule measurement devices – essentially pore-pricked silicon chips – that enable the study of […]

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By R Kennedy | Neuroscience . Technology
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Unrecognized bipolar disorder in primary care patients with depression

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, As many as 1 in 5 people being treated for depression in primary care could have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Individuals who were being treated for depression (n=3,117) by their general practitioners in the UK were asked to take part in the study. In total, […]

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L-methylfolate Plus Antidepressant Improves MDD

A new study published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience suggests that when L-methylfolate, a medical food available commercially and by prescription, is used for dietary management of depression in combination with an antidepressant drug at the start of depression therapy, it results in significantly more patients experiencing major improvement (2.5 times) and more rapid improvement […]

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By R Kennedy | Depression . Neuroscience . Treatment
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