Nerve stimulation could provide new treatment option for most common type of stroke
Research led by a UCLA scientist found that a new nerve stimulation therapy to increase blood flow could help patients with the most common type of stroke up to 24 hours after onset.A study of 1,000 patients found evidence that the technique, called active nerve cell cluster stimulation, reduced the patients ’ degree of disability three months after they suffered an acute cortical ischemic stroke, which affects the surface of the brain.Dr. Jeffrey Saver, director of theUCLA Comprehensive Stroke Center, was the co-principal investigator of the study, which was conducted at 73 medical centers in 18 countries.“We ...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - May 24, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Secondary Progressive MS and the Gut-Brain Axis Secondary Progressive MS and the Gut-Brain Axis
An intriguing new study sheds light on the immune pathogenesis of secondary progressive multiple sclerosis, and its complex relationship with gut microbiota.Brain (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - May 24, 2019 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

'Smart' hearing aids filter out chatter in crowded room
People wearing hearing aids often struggle to tell voices apart in a crowded environment. Brain-controlled assistive hearing devices might help. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - May 24, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news

Alteration in cerebral activation during a working memory task following pediatric mild traumatic brain injury: a prospective controlled cohort study - Khetani A, Rohr C, Sojoudi A, Bray S, Barlow KM.
Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) commonly occur in children and adolescents and can result in persistent cognitive symptoms. The neurophysiological changes that underlie persistent post-concussive symptoms (PPCS) have not been characterized. Our objec... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - May 24, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Cerebral Microbleeds Should Not Deter Antithrombotics in Stroke Cerebral Microbleeds Should Not Deter Antithrombotics in Stroke
The absolute risk for ischemic stroke was consistently higher than the absolute risk for ICH regardless of microbleed burden, a new pooled analysis found.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines)
Source: Medscape Critical Care Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Intensive Care Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

6 Brain Surgeries Later, This Med Student Is Excelling
Claudia Martinez was a college student chasing her dream of becoming a doctor when a neurosurgeon gave her alarming advice: Get brain surgery as soon as possible for chiari malformation. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Smart' hearing aids would identify speakers in crowded room
(Reuters Health) - People wearing hearing aids often struggle to differentiate between speakers in a crowded environment, but a small experiment suggests that brain-controlled assistive hearing devices would be able to detect which voice the user is paying attention to, and enhance it. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Get moving, your brain needs it – study
(Natural News) Physical exercise is not just good for building up muscles and endurance. Studies show that working out also improves your brain in many ways. Many of the positive effects of exercise also extend to the brain. For example, physical activity speeds up the heart rate to deliver more oxygen throughout the body. The brain is... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pediatricians Should Encourage Fish Consumption for Children
Fish have favorable nutrient profile versus other animal proteins; for most types, benefits outweigh risks (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Family Medicine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Nursing, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Allergy, Journal, Source Type: news

Bipolar Disorder a Risk Factor for Parkinson ’ s?
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 23, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, News, Source Type: news

Aspirin green light for brain bleed stroke patients, study finds
People who suffer a stroke caused by bleeding in the brain - known as brain haemorrhage - can take common medicines without raising their risk of another stroke, a major clinical trial has found. Researchers say the findings are reassuring for the thousands of people who take the medicines to reduce their risk of heart attack and another common type of stroke caused by blood clots in the brain. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half Restarting Antiplatelet After ICH Cuts Recurrence Risk in Half
Restarting antiplatelet therapy after intracranial hemorrhage remains controversial, but new evidence suggests aspirin or clopidogrel can significantly reduce recurrent ICH without increased bleeding.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

APRINOIA Therapeutics awarded grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
APRINOIA Therapeutics, a clinical-stage biotechnology company with a pipeline of therapeutics and imaging diagnostics for neurodegenerative diseases, announces today that it has been awarded are search grant from The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF) for the development of alpha-synuclein PET imaging tracers. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - May 23, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Business Business and Industry Source Type: news

Surgeons remove the ‘world’s largest brain tumour’ weighing 11lbs
A man known only as Sakthivel had the 5kg tumour removed in a 10-hour operation after spending most of his life too scared and low on money to have the life-changing surgery. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

5 New Neurology Studies to Know 5 New Neurology Studies to Know
Dr Christoph Diener discusses findings from recent neurology studies published in April 2019.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Commentary Source Type: news

Amelia Millie Lucas with terminal brain cancer will undergo open brain surgery by Dr Charlie Teo
Australian girl Amelia 'Millie' Lucas, 12, with terminal cancer who was given just 12 weeks to live will undergo open brain surgery after kind strangers raised more than $120,000. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CAD software helps avoid contrast use in MS patients
Using computer-aided detection (CAD) software, 3D laboratory radiologic technologists...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ISMRM: AI can generate synthetic contrast-enhanced MRI ISMRM: AI paves the way for precision medicine Deep learning finds, segments brain metastases on MRI AI model could enable gadolinium-free cardiac MRI Contrast not needed for follow-up MRI on MS patients (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 23, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Proof it's possible to enhance or suppress memories
(Boston University) Boston University neuroscientist Steve Ramirez and collaborators have published a new paper showing memories are pliable if you know which regions of the brain's hippocampus to stimulate, which could someday enable personalized treatment for people with PTSD, depression and anxiety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How a zebrafish could help solve the mysteries of genetic brain disease
(Ohio State University) A close look at the rapidly developing zebrafish embryo is helping neuroscientists better understand the potential underpinnings of brain disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. The new study, published online this month in the journal eNeuro, points to a 'clustering' of cellular interactions in the brain that may disrupt normal development and brain health. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

UTA earns equipment grant to expand research into brain injuries
(University of Texas at Arlington) Ashfaq Adnan, associate professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington, has been awarded a $261,120 Defense University Research Instrumentation Program, or DURIP, grant to purchase equipment that determines the severity of brain injuries, even if they aren't readily apparent. The equipment will be used to expand his recent research in damage detection for blast-related traumatic brain injuries. UTA mechanical engineering Associate Professor Kamesh Subbarao is the co-investigator on the project. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease
(McGill University) A recent study, led by researchers at McGill University and published in the journal Scientific Reports, offers an important step in unlocking the mystery of LHON's cause. The researchers had previously showed that the cells that connect the eye to the brain were sensitive to a certain free radical, known as 'superoxide,' and hypothesized that the presence of too much superoxide was likely the cause of LHON. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 23, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hellolife, Inc. Issues Voluntary Worldwide Recall of Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin due to Possible Microbial Contamination
HelloLife, Inc. in Grand Rapids, MI is initiating a voluntary recall of four different products, Neuroveen, Respitrol, Thyroveev and Compulsin, within expiry, to the retail and consumer level due to possible microbial contamination. Neuroveen has been tested and found to be contaminated with Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Burkholderia cepacia. Compulsin has been identified as containing Burkholderia cepacia. Respitrol and Thyroveev are still pending bacterial identification. Each product being recalled is for a single lot that was packaged into 2-ounce amber bottles (see table below) that were manufactured at the King Bi...
Source: FDA Center for Drug Evaluation and Research - What's New - May 23, 2019 Category: Drugs & Pharmacology Authors: FDA Source Type: news

Large trial says aspirin safe for brain bleed stroke patients
Study says brain haemorrhage survivors should continue taking antiplatelet medicines Related items fromOnMedica Treatment of hypertension for low-risk patients questioned Avoid BP-lowering drugs in stroke Adding insulin to metformin linked to higher mortality Stroke rate higher in HIV patients Risk/benefit balance of alteplase shifts quickly (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - May 23, 2019 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Brainstem nucleus incertus controls contextual memory formation
Hippocampal pyramidal cells encode memory engrams, which guide adaptive behavior. Selection of engram-forming cells is regulated by somatostatin-positive dendrite-targeting interneurons, which inhibit pyramidal cells that are not required for memory formation. Here, we found that -aminobutyric acid (GABA)–releasing neurons of the mouse nucleus incertus (NI) selectively inhibit somatostatin-positive interneurons in the hippocampus, both monosynaptically and indirectly through the inhibition of their subcortical excitatory inputs. We demonstrated that NI GABAergic neurons receive monosynaptic inputs from brain areas pr...
Source: ScienceNOW - May 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Szonyi, A., Sos, K. E., Nyilas, R., Schlingloff, D., Domonkos, A., Takacs, V. T., Posfai, B., Hegedüs, P., Priestley, J. B., Gundlach, A. L., Gulyas, A. I., Varga, V., Losonczy, A., Freund, T. F., Nyiri, G. Tags: Neuroscience, Online Only r-articles Source Type: news

What inhibits the inhibitors?
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Source: ScienceNOW - May 23, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Stern, P. Tags: Neuroscience twis Source Type: news

Meta-analysis Confirms Late Thrombolysis Benefits in Stroke Meta-analysis Confirms Late Thrombolysis Benefits in Stroke
Further results have confirmed the benefit of thrombolysis up to 9 hours after onset of ischemic stroke in patients with salvageable brain tissue identified by mismatch on CT perfusion imaging.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Cardiology Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Cardiology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

How Does Room Temperature Affect Test Scores?
The findings suggest that ordinary variations in room temperature can affect brain performance significantly and differently for men and women, the study authors said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study: Anti-Clotting Meds OK After Bleeding Stroke
The findings suggest that anti-clotting drugs reduce, rather than increase as feared, the chances of more bleeding in the brain, but more study is needed, researchers said. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Incidence of Parkinson Disease Increased in Bipolar Disorder
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) have an increased incidence of Parkinson disease (PD), according to a study published online May 22 in Neurology. Mao-Hsuan Huang, M.D., from Taipei Veterans General Hospital in Taiwan,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 22, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Aspirin unlikely to cause more brain bleeds for stroke patients
An aspirin regimen is safe for people who've suffered a stroke and does not cause additional brain bleeding, a new study says (Source: Health News - UPI.com)
Source: Health News - UPI.com - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Esoc 2019 esoc 2019
Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ESOC 2019Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Emergency Medicine Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Emergency Medicine Tags: Conference Coverage Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed
A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news

Neurofilament Antibodies-Check Them Out
Widely Used and Frequently PublishedOurNeurofilament Antibodies are well characterized and research ready. Here is a recent publication using one of ourNeurofilament Heavy Antibodies. Jennifer M. Hahn, Kelly A. Combs, Christopher M. Lloyd, Kevin L. McFarland, Steven T. Boyce, and Dorothy M. Supp.Identification of Merkel cells associated with neurons in engineered skin substitutes after grafting to full thickness wounds. PLoS One. 2019; 14(3): e0213325. Published online 2019 Mar 5. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0213325.Figures: Merkel cells in grafted ESS are associated with neurons expression neurofilament heavy (NF-M) by eigh...
Source: Neuromics - May 22, 2019 Category: Neuroscience Tags: Neurofilament Antibody Neurofilament Markers Neurofilament-H Antibody Neuronal Markers NF-H antibody Source Type: news

' Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?'Game Changer' for Schizophrenia on the Horizon?
A potentially first-in-class psychotropic agent for schizophrenia that does not work through dopamine gets breakthrough therapy designation from the US Food and Drug Administration.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news

Women With Sleep Apnea May Have Higher Cancer Odds Than Men
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - May 22, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Gynecology, Neurology, Oncology, News, Source Type: news

fMRI may speed up diagnosis of autism
Using functional MRI (fMRI) to gauge a child's neurological responses to different...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: fMRI links imaging biomarker to PTSD treatment response PET, fMRI shed light on alcohol's effects on brain MRI shows surprisingly high blood flow in those with autism MRI connects autism with deficit in brain reward pathway DTI-MRI finds abnormal brain connections in autistic kids (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk? Cerebral Hyperperfusion After Carotid Stenting: Who Is at Risk?
A new prospective study of this rare but severe complication finds female sex, older age, and history of kidney disease ups the risk.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 22, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Heartbreaking moment brain dead baby girl is taken on her final journey to donate her organs
Coralynn Sobolik, of Iowa, who was 22 months old, was taken into surgery on April 22. Staff lined the hospital singing Amazing Grace in the viral Facebook video. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin 'safe' for brain-bleed strokes
Patients can take aspirin without raising their risk of another stroke, a study suggests. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Aspirin, Anti-Clotting Meds Safe After Bleeding Stroke: Study
WEDNESDAY, May 22, 2019 -- Taking aspirin or anti-clotting medicines like Plavix won't boost the risk of another stroke if you've already survived a bleeding stroke, a new study suggests. In fact, they might even help guard against a second brain... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - May 22, 2019 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Lupus characteristics and progression differ among racial/ethnic groups
(Wiley) In the first epidemiologic study comparing lupus among four major racial/ethnic groups, researchers found that, following a lupus diagnosis, blacks, Asians/Pacific Islanders, and Hispanics are at increased risk of developing problems related to the kidneys, the neurological system, and the blood. The findings are published in Arthritis Care& Research. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - May 22, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Scans reveal how pollution may alter anxious children's brain chemicals
Over 90 percent of the world's children live in highly-polluted areas, and University of Cincinnati brain scans revealed that those who do have greater anxiety and higher levels of a particular metabolite. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 22, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Brain-training game could make pensioners better drivers
A study by Tohoku University in Sendai, Japan, found older people who played a game that tested their reaction times while 'driving' performed better behind the wheel six weeks later. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

FDA Says Patient Selection is Key to Abiomed Impella RP Safety
The benefits Abiomed's Impella RP System outweigh the risks of the device, but only if it is used for the currently approved indication in appropriately selected patients, according to FDA's latest letter about the device. FDA said the latest interim results indicate a lower survival rate for the subgroup of post-approval study patients who would not have qualified for the premarket clinical studies compared to the premarket clinical study survival rate. The agency reported that the most recent post-approval study report shows 12 out of the 42 patients (28.6%) survived to 30 days post device explant or hospital...
Source: MDDI - May 21, 2019 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Amanda Pedersen Tags: Regulatory and Compliance Cardiovascular Source Type: news

How Video Games Change the Brain How Video Games Change the Brain
Three gamer neurologists talk about the benefits and drawbacks of video games on brain health.Medscape Neurology (Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape Neurology and Neurosurgery Headlines - May 21, 2019 Category: Neurology Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Expert Interview Source Type: news

Clinical Drug Diversion Costly to Health Care Organizations
Report finds 47.2 million doses lost due to health care worker misuse and theft in 2018 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - May 21, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Cardiology, Dermatology, Endocrinology, Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Gastroenterology, Gynecology, Infections, AIDS, Internal Medicine, Allergy, Critical Care, Emergency Medicine, Nephrology, Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Ophthalmology, Orthopedics, ENT, Source Type: news

Cala Health's $50M Series C will bring its wearable essential tremor therapy to market
The neuromodulation company will also be looking to expand the rest of its product pipeline. (Source: mobihealthnews)
Source: mobihealthnews - May 21, 2019 Category: Information Technology Source Type: news

Mother, 35, reveals how she had half her SKULL removed after suffering a brain aneurysm
Lisa Ross, now 35, of Cumbernauld, Lanarkshire, thought she just had a migraine while bending down to pick up weights during a body-pump class on March 2 2017. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Study Finds CBD Effective In Treating Heroin Addiction
(CNN) — Cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addiction, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin Hurd, the lead researcher on the study and director of the Addiction Institute of Mount Sinai. “If we can have the medications that can dampen that [craving], that can greatly reduce the chance of relapse and overdose risk.” CBD: What Is It And Why Do People U...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News CBD CNN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's: Brain changes may occur 34 years before symptoms
New research finds that some Alzheimer's-related biomarkers in the brain change as early as 34 years before the onset of visible symptoms. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 21, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news