Category: "Research"

New Stroke Treatment Could Prevent and Reduce Brain Damage

New Stroke Treatment Could Prevent and Reduce Brain Damage

Newswise — Researchers at the University of Missouri have demonstrated the effectiveness of a potential new therapy for stroke patients in an article published in the journal Molecular Neurodegeneration. Created to target a specific enzyme known to affect important brain functions, the new compound being studied at MU is designed to stop the spread of […]

Underlying cause of seizures found in people with AS, Fragile X, Rett Syndrome and linked to Autism

Underlying cause of seizures found in people with AS, Fragile X, Rett Syndrome and linked to Autism

Study describes how seizures in people with AS could be linked to brain cell activity imbalance New research by scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine may have pinpointed an underlying cause of the seizures that affect 90 percent of people with Angelman syndrome (AS), a neurodevelopmental disorder. Published online Wednesday, June 6, 2012 […]

68% of Patients with Juvenile Myoclonic Epilepsy (JME) Become Seizure-free

A 25-year follow-up study reveals that 68% of patients with juvenile myoclonic epilepsy (JME) became seizure-free, with nearly 30% no longer needing antiepileptic drug (AED) treatment. Findings published today in Epilepsia, a journal of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), report that the occurrence of generalized tonic-clonic seizures preceded by bilateral myoclonic seizures, and AED polytherapy significantly predicted poor […]

Bringing Images to the Blind

Bringing Images to the Blind

We found this article that covers research being performed at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School. For the first time, we have discovered the “mechanism” that forms images in the brain. With this information and further discovery and invention, we may be able to outfit “prosthetic eyes” in the form […]

Jogging increases life expectancy

Jogging increases life expectancy

Undertaking regular jogging increases the life expectancy of men by 6.2 years and women by 5.6 years, reveals the latest data from the Copenhagen City Heart study presented at the EuroPRevent2012 meeting. Reviewing the evidence of whether jogging is healthy or hazardous, Peter Schnohr told delegates that the study’s most recent analysis (unpublished) shows that between one […]

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