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Spotty Research
Researchers have identified the potential benefits of a new computer application designed to automatically detect subtle brain lesions in patients with epilepsy via MRI scans.
Remember to Eat Better, Eat Better to Remember
Scientists today agree that there are five molecules that are known to affect or cause Alzheimer's disease, which plagues an estimated five million Americans.
Protecting Against Parkinson's
Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute have demonstrated the first known compound to show considerable effectiveness in protecting brain cells affected by Parkinson's disease.
Welcome to the Matrix
Researchers in Bochum have found that certain sugar residues in the spinal cord can regulate the growth and survival of nerve cells that control the movement of muscles.
In Case You Needed Another Reason to Quit Smoking
Smoking cigarettes may be linked to increased risk of developing amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gherig's disease.
Communicating a Failure to Communicate
Newcastle University scientists have identified a new gene which will allow rapid diagnosis and earlier treatment of a debilitating neuromuscular condition
Not Such a Long Stretch
New research reveals an early process in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) that prefigures hallmarks of the diseases; muscle atrophy and weakness.
Magnesium Sulfate: A Better Buffer?
The use of magnesium sulfate (Mg) in rats was shown to significantly reduce neonatal brain injury associated with maternal inflammation or maternal infection.
A Focus on Locus Coeruleus
Past research has shown that damage to a certain part of the brain is linked to Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease. Now, researchers have found that damage to that same part of the brain is linked to multiple sclerosis (MS).
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.