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Latest Research : Neurosciences
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

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A new tool for brain research
Physicists and neuroscientists from The University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham have unlocked one of the mysteries of the human brain, thanks to new research using functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and electroencephalography (EEG).
Aug 1, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Eve Marder to receive the $500,000 Gruber Neuroscience Prize
Eve Marder, PhD, a professor of neuroscience at Brandeis University, is the recipient of the 2013 Neuroscience Prize of The Gruber Foundation. Marder is being honored with this prestigious international award for her pioneering contributions to the understanding of neural circuits, particularly how the properties and dynamics of neural circuits give rise to specific behaviors.
Jun 10, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Research teams find genetic variant that could improve warfarin dosing in African-Americans
In the first genome-wide association study to focus on warfarin dose requirement in African-Americans, a multi-institutional team of researchers has identified a common genetic variation that can help physicians estimate the correct dose of the widely used blood-thinning drug warfarin.
Jun 4, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Diagnostic coronary angiography: Functional flow reserve changes decisions in 25 percent of cases
23 May 2013, Paris, France: Routinely measuring fractional flow reserve (FFR) using pressure wire assessment during coronary angiography for diagnosis of chest pain leads to significant changes in the management of one in four patients, according to results from a study reported at EuroPCR 2013.
May 24, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Neurosciences
Study identifies a genetic risk factor for persistent pain
A new study is the first to identify a genetic risk factor for persistent pain after traumatic events and indicates that mechanisms influencing chronic pain development may be related to the stress response, rather than any specific injury caused by the traumatic event.
May 2, 2013 - 11:03:26 PM

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New BRAIN initiative announced at White House
The Kavli Foundation applauds today's launch by President Obama of his Administration's ambitious research effort to understand the brain by deciphering the brain's activity that gives rise to our perceptions, our experiences and our consciousness. The effort, called the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies Initiative -- or BRAIN Initiative -- is a broad, collaborative research initiative to advance the science and technologies needed to unlock the mysteries of the human brain.
Apr 2, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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Nurses can play key role in reducing deaths from world's most common diseases
Nurses and midwives can play a critical role in lessening people's risk of cardiovascular diseases, cancers, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes, according to a groundbreaking new report issued by the World Health Organization and co-authored by a UCLA nursing professor.
Mar 19, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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UH Case Medical Center awarded highest certification as Comprehensive Stroke Center
University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center has become the first hospital in Northeast Ohio and 19th in the nation to achieve The Joint Commission's standards for Comprehensive Stroke Center Certification, joining an elite group of providers focused on complex stroke care. Comprehensive stroke centers are recognized as industry leaders and are responsible for setting the national agenda in all aspects of stroke care and prevention.
Mar 13, 2013 - 4:00:00 AM

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NIH funds research to identify Parkinson's biomarkers
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), awarded a three-year, $900,000 grant to the Center for Biomedical Imaging Statistics at Emory's Rollins School of Public Health. The grant will fund the center's biomarker research in Parkinson's disease to identify non-invasive imaging measures that can detect changes in brain function and biochemistry.
Feb 14, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Treatment with clot-busting drug yields better results after stroke than supportive therapy alone
In an update to previous research, Johns Hopkins neurologists say minimally invasive delivery of the drug tPA directly into potentially lethal blood clots in the brain helped more patients function independently a year after suffering an intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH), a deadly and debilitating form of stroke. Rates of functional recovery with the active tPA treatment far surpassed those achieved with standard supportive therapy that essentially gives clots a chance to shrink on their own.
Feb 7, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Almost 8 percent of US stroke survivors may have suicidal thoughts
Nearly one in 12 American stroke survivors may have contemplated suicide or wished themselves dead, according to a study presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2013.
Feb 7, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Study demonstrates health benefits of coming out of the closet
Lesbians, gays and bisexuals (LGBs) who are out to others have lower stress hormone levels and fewer symptoms of anxiety, depression, and burnout, according to researchers at the Centre for Studies on Human Stress (CSHS) at Louis H. Lafontaine Hospital, affiliated with the University of Montreal. Cortisol is a stress hormone in our body. When chronically strained, cortisol contributes to the 'wear and tear' exerted on multiple biological systems. Taken together, this strain is called allostatic load. Our goals were to determine if the mental and physical health of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals differs from heterosexuals and, if so, whether being out of the closet makes a difference. We used measures of psychiatric symptoms, cortisol levels throughout the day, and a battery of over twenty biological markers to assess allostatic load, explained lead author Robert-Paul Juster. Contrary to our expectations, gay and bisexual men had lower depressive symptoms and allostatic load levels than heterosexual men. Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals who were out to family and friends had lower levels of psychiatric symptoms and lower morning cortisol levels than those who were still in the closet.
Jan 29, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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Implementation of smoke-free legislation reduces the number of acute myocardial infarctions by 11 percent
Researchers participating in the REGICOR Study (Girona Heart Registry), with the participation of IMIM (Hospital del Mar Medical Research Institute) from Barcelona, the Josep Trueta Hospital, the Blanes Hospital and IDIAP Jordi Gol from Girona (Primary Healthcare Research Institute) have carried out a study to assess the impact of the partial smoke-free legislation passed in 2006 on the incidence of acute myocardial infarction in the province of Girona and observed it has dropped 11%. This decrease has been noticed especially among women, population aged between 65 and 74, and among non-smokers.
Jan 23, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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The world's premier cardiovascular congress goes to Amsterdam
Sophia Antipolis, 15 January 2013: Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is preparing for the arrival of more than 30,000 participants for this year's ESC Congress. As the world's premier meeting on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease, it draws professionals with an interest in cardiology from more than 150 countries. Around 650 journalists will join cardiologists, cardiovascular surgeons, nurses, primary care physicians, scientists, technicians, medical students, healthcare industry leaders and regulators at the congress venue, Amsterdam RAI, during 31 August to 4 September. In order to put prevention messages into practice, a dedicated cycling track is being created to enable cardiologists, journalists and other attendees to cycle from the heart of Amsterdam to the congress centre each day. 5,000 bicycles will be made available by the city.
Jan 15, 2013 - 5:00:00 AM

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How our nerves regulate insulin secretion
The autonomic nervous system, which is the part of the nervous system beyond conscious control, plays an important role in the release of insulin from beta cells in the endocrine part of the pancreas. The process by which this occurs has been a mystery, since it is difficult to give detailed study to such an inaccessible organ. However, researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have now managed to graft beta cells into the eyes of mice in order to study them in a living organism over a prolonged period of time. As a result, the group and a team of colleagues from the University of Miami have gained detailed knowledge of how the autonomic nervous system regulates beta-cell insulin secretion.
Dec 10, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Nova Scotia research team proves peer pressure can be used for good
Using peer mentors to enhance school-day physical activity in elementary aged students has been given an A+ from Nova Scotia researchers.
Oct 29, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Influenza vaccine may reduce risk of heart disease and death
Getting a flu shot may not only protect you from getting sick, it might also prevent heart disease.
Oct 28, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Neurosciences
Discovery of a hypothalamus-based neurocircuit which regulates energy expenditure
Research led by investigators at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) demonstrate how the GABA neurotransmitter selectively drives energy expenditure, and importantly, also help explain the neurocircuitry underlying the fat-burning properties of brown fat.

Oct 26, 2012 - 9:32:57 PM

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NY-Presbyterian Hospital announces participation in trial for hard-to-treat hypertension
NEW YORK, NEW YORK (October 25, 2012) -- Patients with hypertension whose blood pressure cannot be brought down to safe levels despite taking three or more medications may have some relief coming their way. An innovative, first-of-its-kind clinical trial for a device representing a dramatic shift in treatment approaches for the toughest-to-treat patients is currently being conducted at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.
Oct 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Chemistry building at Brookhaven Lab named Historic Chemical Landmark
UPTON, NY -- The New York Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has designated the Chemistry Building at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory as an Historic Chemical Landmark.* This designation honors the synthesis of 18^FDG, a radiotracer that has had a revolutionary and global impact on cancer diagnosis and management and brain research. Originally synthesized at Brookhaven Lab in 1976 for positron emission tomography (PET) scanning, 18^FDG is now the world's most widely used radiotracer for cancer diagnosis, with more than 1.5 million 18^FDG PET scans performed annually.
Oct 19, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Smoking clouds the brain after stroke
A study of stroke patients from Southern Ontario found those who smoke have more difficulty with problem-solving and decision-making than non-smokers.
Oct 2, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Provincial effort to improve stroke care in Alberta is 'paying off'
Stroke care has improved considerably in Alberta following the implementation of the Alberta Provincial Stroke Strategy (APSS), leading to more targeted patient care and fewer health complications, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Oct 2, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Sleep apnea plays dual role in stroke
Improvements to the diagnosis and screening of sleep apnea are critical to stroke prevention, according to new stroke care guidelines released today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Oct 2, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Home-based stroke therapy improves outcomes, eliminates wait times, saves money
Home delivery of stroke rehabilitation improves care, eliminates waiting lists for treatment and saves hundreds of thousands of dollars annually in hospital costs, according to a quality improvement project presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Oct 1, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Screening for post-stroke depression inadequate and inconsistent, study finds
Physicians are prescribing anti-depressants for stroke patients without first giving them a proper diagnosis, they are over-treating some patients, and overlooking others, according to a study presented today at the Canadian Stroke Congress.
Oct 1, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Genetic test predicts risk for Autism
A team of Australian researchers, led by University of Melbourne has developed a genetic test that is able to predict the risk of developing Autism Spectrum Disorder, ASD.
Sep 11, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Joint Commission certifies 2 Primary Stroke Centers at Penn Medicine
PHILADELPHIA - Two Penn Medicine hospitals have received Primary Stroke Center certification from The Joint Commission for efforts to achieve long-term success in improving outcomes for stroke patients. All three Penn Medicine hospitals are now certified to optimally treat stroke patients: Pennsylvania Hospital and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center each received Primary Stroke Center certifications this summer and join the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP), which has been certified as a Primary Stroke Center since 2004. Penn Medicine is the first Philadelphia health system to get certification for stroke care at all member hospitals.
Aug 22, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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New stroke treatments becoming a reality
Scientists led by the President of The University of Manchester have demonstrated a drug which can dramatically limit the amount of brain damage in stroke patients.
Jul 26, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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SUNY Downstate receives award to develop mobile phone apps for stroke patients and their caregivers
SUNY Downstate Medical Center has received an award to enhance patient care in the field of neurology. Steven R. Levine, MD, professor of neurology and emergency medicine and vice chair of neurology, is scientific principal investigator on a $500,000 award from the federally funded Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) to develop mobile phone applications for stroke patients and their caregivers.
Jul 9, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Hormonal treatment associated with better test performance after stroke
Stroke patients treated who received hormonal treatment, combined with rehabilitation, performed better on functioning and reasoning tests than patients who received rehabilitative therapy alone, a new clinical study from Italy shows. The results will be presented Monday at The Endocrine Society's 94th Annual Meeting in Houston.
Jun 25, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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University of Southampton and Roke develop technology world first to support stroke patients
The University of Southampton, in collaboration with Roke Manor Research Ltd (Roke), a Chemring company, has pioneered the use of Xbox computer technology to develop the world's first process that measures hand joint movement to help stroke patients recover manual agility at home.
Jun 14, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Innovations in anticoagulation for stroke prevention
Nice, 13 June 2012: New scientific findings in anticoagulation for stroke prevention are paving the way for updates to the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Guidelines for the management of atrial fibrillation.
Jun 13, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Study: In-patient, out-patient stroke rehab might benefit from yoga
SAN FRANCISCO -- Researchers looking into the value of adapted yoga for stroke rehabilitation report that after an eight-week program, study participants demonstrated improved balance and flexibility, a stronger and faster gait, and increased strength and endurance.
May 30, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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NHS set to benefit from UK-led technologies
Video games, pioneering gene therapies and new medical devices are set to transform treatments on the NHS, with support from the Department of Health and the Wellcome Trust.
May 17, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Fewer suicides after antidepressive treatment for schizophrenia
Antidepressive drugs reduce the mortality rate of schizophrenic patients, while treatment with bensodiazepines greatly increases it, especially as regards suicide. Giving several antipsychotics simultaneously, however, seems to have no effect at all. This according to a new study examining different drug combinations administered to patients with schizophrenia.
May 8, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Internet and new drugs: A challenge for public health
Barcelona, 8th May 2012. A group of researchers from the IMIM (Hospital del Mar Research Institute) and from the INAD (Hospital del Mar Neuropsychiatry and Addictions Institute) has participated in an international study aiming to give a general overview at a chemical, pharmacological and behavioural level of a recently appeared new chemical compound, according to the Recreational Drugs European Network, as a new abused drug: methoxetamine (MXE).
May 8, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Body cooling cuts in-hospital cardiac arrest patient deaths nearly 12 percent, Mayo Clinic finds
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Forced body cooling known as therapeutic hypothermia has reduced in-hospital deaths among sudden cardiac arrest patients nearly 12 percent between 2001 and 2009, according to a Mayo Clinic study being presented at the upcoming American Academy of Neurology 2012 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. The research is among several Mayo abstracts that will be discussed at the conference.
Apr 19, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Study finds paramedics skilled in identifying strokes
MAYWOOD, Ill. - If a paramedic suspects a patient is having a stroke, the paramedic is probably right, a Loyola University Medical Center study has found.
Mar 28, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Aspirin: High or low dose following heart attack?
Boston, MA- Each year, more than one million Americans suffer a heart attack and nearly all patients are prescribed a daily aspirin and an antiplatelet medication during recovery. However, the optimal aspirin dose has been unclear. Now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) reports that there is no significant difference between high versus low dose aspirin in the prevention of recurring cardiovascular events in patients who suffer from acute coronary syndromes (ACS), which are characterized by symptoms related to obstruction in coronary arteries, which supply blood to the heart. These findings are presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions on March 24, 2012.
Mar 26, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Moderate drinking associated with lower risk of stroke in women
Light-to-moderate alcohol consumption has been consistently associated with lower risk of heart disease, but data for stroke are less certain, especially among women.
Mar 15, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Could the immune system help recovery from stroke?
Stroke and other diseases and injuries to the brain are often followed by inflammation, caused by a reaction of the body's immune system. This reaction has been seen as something that must be combated, but perhaps the immune system could in fact help with recovery following a stroke. A major new EU project, led by Lund University in Sweden and the Weizmann Institute in Israel, is going to study this question.
Mar 13, 2012 - 4:00:00 AM

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Doctors find new way to predict recurrent stroke
New research from the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) shows that using a CT (computerised tomography) scan, doctors can predict if patients who have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA) or minor stroke, with neurological symptoms such as weakness or speech issues, are at risk for another more severe stroke. This vital information can help doctors decide if stronger medications should be used to prevent future episodes, or if a patient can be safely sent home.
Feb 24, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Switching antiepileptic drugs could increase risk of seizures
The substitution of brand-name antiepileptic drugs with cheaper generic equivalents has been an ongoing point of contention among doctors, federal officials and people with epilepsy.
Feb 17, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Heart failure patients have new hope
Despite the increasing number of people affected, the prognosis for patients with heart failure has steadily improved, said Gregg C. Fonarow, M.D, chairman of American Heart Association Hospital Accreditation Science Committee and professor of cardiovascular medicine of the University of California, Los Angeles. This is testament in part to better therapies and systems for treating this condition. There has been so much research and advancement in this area that what used to be a very dismal diagnosis is no longer the norm. Used appropriately, available medical and device therapies are even more effective than originally believed and best practices of care have now been shown to save lives.
Feb 13, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

Latest Research : Neurosciences
An EEG pattern of brain activity represents the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy
A pattern of brain activity associated with conditions including deep anesthesia, coma and congenital brain disorders appears to represent the brain's shift into a protective, low-activity state in response to reduced metabolic energy. A mathematical model developed by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)-based research team accurately predicts and explains for the first time how the condition called burst suppression is elicited when brain cells' energy supply becomes insufficient.
Feb 11, 2012 - 7:28:35 PM

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New device performs better than old for removing blood clots
An experimental blood clot-removing device outperformed the FDA-approved MERCI; retriever device, according to late-breaking science presented at the American Stroke Association's 2012 International Stroke Conference.
Feb 3, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Cardiovascular Nursing Spring Meeting
New scientific findings and hot topics in cardiovascular nursing will be the focus of the 12th Annual Spring Meeting on Cardiovascular Nursing. Managing in today's challenging financial environment and dealing with the increasing issue of cardiovascular disease in dementia patients are just two items on the packed agenda.
Feb 2, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Infections in childhood linked to high risk of ischemic stroke
Common infections in children pose a high risk of ischemic stroke, according to research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012.
Feb 1, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Clot-busting drugs appear safe for treating 'wake-up' stroke patients
Clot-busting drugs may be safe for patients who wake up experiencing stroke symptoms, according to preliminary research presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference 2012.
Feb 1, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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Group settings can diminish expressions of intelligence, especially among women
In the classic film 12 Angry Men, Henry Fonda's character sways a jury with his quiet, persistent intelligence. But would he have succeeded if he had allowed himself to fall sway to the social dynamics of that jury?
Jan 22, 2012 - 5:00:00 AM

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