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Article ID: 720585

Brain Injury from Concussion May Linger Longer than One Year After Return to Play

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

How long does it take an athlete to recover from a concussion? New research has found an athlete’s brain may still not be fully recovered one year after being allowed to return to play. The study is published in the October 16, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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11-Oct-2019 10:05 AM EDT
Newswise: Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease
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Article ID: 720785

Study focuses on repair and reversal of damage caused by Huntington’s disease

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

A new study examining the role that star-shaped brain cells called astrocytes play in Huntington’s disease has identified a potential strategy that may halt the disease and repair some of the damage it causes.

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15-Oct-2019 1:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720872

Scientists at Wake Forest School of Medicine Identify Genetic Variation Linked to Severity of ALS

Wake Forest Baptist Health

A discovery made several years ago in a lab researching asthma at Wake Forest School of Medicine may now have implications for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a disease with no known cure and only two FDA-approved drugs to treat its progression and severity.

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16-Oct-2019 12:30 PM EDT
Newswise: Study Reveals More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment When Tests are Adjusted for Sex

Article ID: 720537

Study Reveals More Women, Fewer Men Diagnosed with Cognitive Impairment When Tests are Adjusted for Sex

Stony Brook Medicine

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change the diagnosis for 20 percent of those currently diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI), with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed with MCI, according to a new study published online in the journal Neurology.

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10-Oct-2019 2:05 PM EDT
Newswise: New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women
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Article ID: 720221

New Diagnostic Criteria May Enable Earlier Detection of Cognitive Impairment in Women

University of California San Diego Health

Study finds when verbal memory test cut-offs were tailored to patient sex, more female patients and fewer male patients were considered to have amnesic mild cognitive impairment. This could change the way aMCI diagnoses are determined and make it easier to catch the condition in its early stages.

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4-Oct-2019 12:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 720230

Should Scores on Mild Cognitive Impairment Tests be Adjusted for Sex?

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Using sex-specific scores on memory tests may change who gets diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) by 20 percent, with possibly more women and fewer men being diagnosed, according to a study published in the October 9, 2019, online issue of Neurology®

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4-Oct-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 719801

Drops in Income May Not Only Hurt the Wallet, They May Harm the Brain

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Young adults who experience annual income drops of 25 percent or more may be more at risk of having thinking problems and reduced brain health in middle age, according to a study published in the October 2, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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30-Sep-2019 9:05 AM EDT

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Article ID: 719310

Does Migraine Leave Your Head Spinning? Non-invasive Treatment Shows Early Promise

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

There may be some good news for people with vestibular migraine, a type of migraine that causes vertigo and dizziness with or without headache pain. A small, preliminary study suggests that non-invasive nerve stimulation may show promise as a treatment for vestibular migraine attacks, a condition for which there are currently no approved treatments. The study is published in the September 25, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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19-Sep-2019 3:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718976

AAN Recommends People 65+ Be Screened Yearly for Memory Problems

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with mild cognitive impairment have thinking and memory problems but usually do not know it because such problems are not severe enough to affect their daily activities. Yet mild cognitive impairment can be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia.

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13-Sep-2019 2:45 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718786

Brain Changes May Help Track Dementia, Even Before Diagnosis

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Even before a dementia diagnosis, people with mild cognitive impairment may have different changes in the brain depending on what type of dementia they have, according to a study published in the September 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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11-Sep-2019 12:05 AM EDT

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