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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.

Why does dieting not work? Study sheds light

Published: 28 May 2017 | 7:00 am

A new mouse study finds a neuroscientific explanation for why limiting the amount of food we eat may have no effect on our weight.


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Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons

Published: 27 May 2017 | 7:00 am

Fathers of daughters discuss emotions more openly and are more attentive and responsive to their child's needs than fathers of sons, finds new research.


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The Lazarus phenomenon: When the 'dead' come back to life

Published: 26 May 2017 | 3:00 pm

It is not often that patients who have been declared dead return to life, but it does happen. We explore what is known as the Lazarus phenomenon.


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Old drug points to promising new direction for treatment of autism

Published: 26 May 2017 | 2:00 pm

A trial of 10 boys with autism shows dramatic but transient results with one treatment of a century-old drug, and supports cell danger idea of the disease.


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Cellular stress in the brain may contribute to non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Published: 26 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

Disruptions in a protein folding process occurring in the brain, known as endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress, may cause non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, independent of other factors.


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US death rates from Alzheimer's disease increased 55 percent from 1999 to 2014

Published: 26 May 2017 | 1:00 pm

Death rates from Alzheimer's disease (AD) increased 55 percent between 1999 and 2014, according to data released today in the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.


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Scientists discover enzyme that supports brain tumor growth

Published: 26 May 2017 | 7:00 am

New research conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center reveals the mechanism behind how brain tumors feed, grow, and spread.


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Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, and Huntington's diseases share common crucial feature

Published: 25 May 2017 | 7:00 am

A Loyola University Chicago study has found that abnormal proteins found in Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Huntington's disease all share a similar ability to cause damage when they...


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The brain detects disease in others even before it breaks out

Published: 25 May 2017 | 7:00 am

The human brain is much better than previously thought at discovering and avoiding disease, a new study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden reports.


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Large meta-analysis identifies new genes associated with intelligence

Published: 24 May 2017 | 7:00 am

Forty new genes associated with intelligence are reported in a paper published online in Nature Genetics.


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