Researchers Are Studying Whether Paxlovid Can Treat Long COVID
Months after catching COVID-19 in December 2021, Lavanya Visvabharathy was still testing positive on antigen tests and suffering from symptoms including headaches and intense fatigue. So Visvabharathy, a research assistant professor of neurology at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine who has studied Long COVID since 2020, decided to conduct an experiment on herself. She asked her doctor to prescribe her Paxlovid, an antiviral therapy that can treat COVID-19 by inhibiting replication of the virus that causes it. Paxlovid is meant to keep high-risk patients with acute COVID-19 from developing severe disea...
Source: TIME: Health - November 29, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 healthscienceclimate Source Type: news

Scottish footballers to be banned from heading ball before and after matches
Clubs also advised to limit heading training after research showing link with brain diseaseProfessional footballers in Scotland will be banned from heading the ball the day before and the day after matches after studies showing how it can affect the brain.Clubs are also being advised to limit heading balls in training to one session a week because of the links between repetitive heading of a football and brain damage.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 28, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Geneva Abdul Tags: Scotland Football UK news Health Sport Medical research Neuroscience Source Type: news

Second death linked to potential antibody treatment for Alzheimer ’s disease
A 65-year-old woman who was receiving a promising experimental treatment to slow the cognitive decline caused by her early Alzheimer’s disease recently died from a massive brain hemorrhage that some researchers link to the drug. The clinical trial death, described in an unpublished case report Science has obtained, is the second thought to be associated with the antibody called lecanemab. The newly disclosed fatality intensifies questions about its safety and how widely lecanemab should be prescribed if ultimately approved by regulators. The woman, who received infusions of the antibody as part of the tri...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 28, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

‘Force of nature’: ex-rugby player Doddie Weir leaves lasting legacy, say admirers
Scotland and British and Irish Lions legend died over the weekend from motor neurone diseaseDoddie Weir, the former Scotland and British and Irish Lions rugby union player who died over the weekend from motor neurone disease, leaves “a lasting legacy” and will, admirers said, be remembered as a man who helped transform people’s understanding of the disease.Weir ’s death aged 52 was announced by his family on Saturday. His wife, Kathy, said he was “an inspirational force of nature”.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 27, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Mark Brown Tags: Motor neurone disease Rugby union Medical research Sport Society Source Type: news

I always knew powerful people had blind spots – now neuroscience has proved it | Suzanne Alleyne
Science shows us that many of those in authority are so used to wielding it that they are unaware of their privilegeThe thing that people with power don ’t know is what it’s like to have little or no power. Minute by minute, you are reminded of your place in the world: how it’s difficult to get out of bed if you have mental health conditions, impossible to laugh or charm if you are worried about what you will eat, and how not being seen can gr ind away at your sense of self.I am often in rooms with people who do not understand this, people more educated than me, more privileged than me – people who are so accustome...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 24, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Suzanne Alleyne Tags: Society Mental health Politics Source Type: news

Neuromarker for ADHD could improve diagnosis of the disorder
Yale researchers identified differences in brain structure and activity in children with ADHD that could serve as a more objective diagnostic tool in the future (Source: Yale Science and Health News)
Source: Yale Science and Health News - November 23, 2022 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

A Gene Variant Linked to Alzheimer’s May Disrupt Myelin Production
The APOE4 variant causes cholesterol buildup in the cells that make protective fatty sheaths for neurons, possibly helping explain its role in neurodegeneration. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - November 23, 2022 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

‘This looks like the real deal’: are we inching closer to a treatment for Alzheimer’s?
After years of setbacks, dementia researchers are getting excited about a new antibody drug called lecanemab. No one expects it to stop cognitive decline, but even slowing it would be a breakthroughAt the end of November, thousands of researchers from around the world will descend on San Francisco for the annual Clinical Trials on Alzheimer ’s Disease meeting. The conference is a mainstay of the dementia research calendar, the place where the latest progress – and all too often, setbacks – in the quest for Alzheimer’s treatments are made public for the first time.This year ’s meeting is poised to be a landmark ev...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - November 22, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Ian Sample Science editor Tags: Health Alzheimer's Science Neuroscience Drugs & wellbeing Life and style Dementia Source Type: news

Why We Buy Things We Don ’ t Need
Searching for an explanation for compulsive shopping, I recently ran across the story of a woman who couldn’t stop buying rabbits. Her husband told doctors that each day, she would visit the market and return home with yet another furry creature in a compulsive habit that appeared almost like an addiction. Then she would feel guilty about all the rabbits she had purchased. The reason this 70-year-old woman was suddenly buying so many rabbits? She had been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, which scientists believe is caused by a lack of dopamine in some parts of the brain, and she had then been put on drugs to...
Source: TIME: Science - November 21, 2022 Category: Science Authors: Alana Semuels Tags: Uncategorized biztech2030 climate change Retail Sustainability TIME 2030 Source Type: news

Over 23,000 brain scientists gathered in San Diego for a conference last week
Over 23,000 neuroscientists gathered in San Diego last week to hear the latest discoveries on how the brain works. (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - November 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jon Hamilton Source Type: news

Neuromics' Microvascular Endothelial Cells in Action
 Widely Used and Data RichNeuromics HumanBrain Microvascular Endothelial Cells (HBMECS) are frequently used and data rich. Here are HBMECS in culture showing early microtubular formation.HBMECS in culture showing early microtubular formationThey are an excellent component for building Blood-Brain Barrier (BBB) Models. Questions? E-mail Mr. David Rupp-david@neuromics.com.  (Source: Neuromics)
Source: Neuromics - November 17, 2022 Category: Neuroscience Source Type: news

ALS, Dementia And Strokes Worsened By Climate Change, Researchers Find
As global temperatures rise, the risk of neurological conditions like strokes, seizures and migraines could increase, according to a review published Wednesday. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - November 16, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Brian Bushard, Forbes Staff Tags: Business /business Innovation /innovation Sustainability /sustainability Science /science Healthcare /healthcare Breaking breaking-news Source Type: news

M1 muscarinic receptor activation reduces the molecular pathology and slows the progression of prion-mediated neurodegenerative disease | Science Signaling
Prion-like neurodegenerative diseases could be treated by allosterically activating acetylcholine M1 receptors. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - November 15, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news

Effectiveness of virtual reality on balance and risk of falls in people with multiple sclerosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Castellano-Aguilera A, Bivi á-Roig G, Cuenca-Martínez F, Suso-Martí L, Calatayud J, Blanco-Díaz M, Casaña J.
The aim of this study was to systematically review the scientific evidence related to the physiotherapy interventions in neurorehabilitation that utilize virtual reality (VR) for balance training and risk of falls in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). A ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - November 15, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Ergonomics, Human Factors, Anthropometrics, Physiology Source Type: news

Roche Alzheimer ’s antibody fails to slow cognitive decline in major test
The second (and third) time was not the charm for Roche’s experimental antibody drug for Alzheimer’s disease. The company last night announced gantenerumab had failed to show a statistically significant benefit in two large, late-stage clinical trials that tested its ability to slow patients’ cognitive decline—echoing a previous failure in another so-called phase 3 trial. “This news is very disappointing to deliver,” Levi Garraway, Roche’s chief medical officer, said in the company’s statement. The setback comes amid new hints that antibodies targeting beta amyloid, a protein that buil...
Source: ScienceNOW - November 14, 2022 Category: Science Source Type: news