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Neurology / Neuroscience News From Medical News Today

Neuroscience describes the scientific study of the mechanics of the central nervous system such as its structure, function, genetics and physiology as well as how this can be applied to understand diseases of the nervous system. Neurology is a specialized area of medicine that concerns disorders and diseases of the nervous system ranging from Alzheimer's disease through to infection and personality disorders. Neurology involves diagnosing and treating conditions of the central, peripheral and autonomic nervous systems. This category includes news on nervous system disorders and discoveries, research related to the brain, memory and how we perceive the environment.

Schizophrenia breakthrough: Halting protein degradation is key

Published: 21 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

A reduction in DISC1 plays a role in schizophrenia, and a new study investigates how this protein is degraded while attempting to apply its brakes.


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Steering an enzyme's 'scissors' shows potential for stopping Alzheimer's disease

Published: 21 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

The old real estate adage about "location, location, location" might also apply to the biochemical genesis of Alzheimer's disease, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.


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Use of cognitive abilities to care for grandkids may have driven evolution of menopause

Published: 20 Jul 2017 | 6:00 pm

Instead of having more children, a grandmother may pass on her genes more successfully by using her cognitive abilities to directly or indirectly aid her existing children and grandchildren.


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Alzheimer's: Can a challenging job and exercise keep the condition at bay?

Published: 20 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

New studies reveal links between complex tasks in early life, targeted physical and brain training in later life, and levels of cognition.


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Clinical trial shows some promise for Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug

Published: 20 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

The results of an international clinical trial, led in part by a UC Davis School of Medicine expert, have shown that a drug therapy for a severe type of muscular dystrophy holds promise for a...


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A healthy heart today means a healthier brain later in life

Published: 20 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

Following seven simple heart health tips in your 20s predicts a healthier brain volume in your 40s. Cardiovascular and cognitive health seem to be linked.


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New algorithm helps neurological disorder patients to walk naturally

Published: 20 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

A newly devised algorithm, in combination with robot-assisted rehabilitation, enables people with stroke or other neurological disorders to walk again.


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Out-of-body experiences: Neuroscience or the paranormal?

Published: 19 Jul 2017 | 3:00 pm

Out-of-body experiences have historically been the domain of pseudoscience. However, neuroscience researchers are slowly unraveling their mystery.


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New discovery in MND and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments

Published: 19 Jul 2017 | 1:00 pm

New discovery in motor neurone disease and dementia could pave the way to novel treatments.


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Blood screening tests could predict Alzheimer's disease

Published: 19 Jul 2017 | 7:00 am

Blood screening tests to detect levels of an Alzheimer's disease marker in the blood may help to predict disease risk and even work to prevent it.


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