Brain Disease

Medical Xpress: Study Links Running to Lower Alzheimer’s Death Risk

Running more than 15 miles a week may reduce the risk of dying from Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. Walking can help, too, if the amount of energy expended is equivalent to running more than 15 miles weekly, the study found. The findings about running and a reduced risk of Alzheimer’s death echo some previous […]

Multiple Sclerosis News Today: GeNeuro and Servier to Co-Develop Breakthrough Multiple Sclerosis Drug

Neurology and autoimmune therapeutics company GeNeuro SA has just announced the formation of a partnership with independent French pharmaceutical company Servier for the co-development and marketing of GNbAC1 for Multiple Sclerosis (MS). It is the first humanized monocloncal antibody treatment formulated to address one of this disease’s causal factors, making it a potentially pivotal MS […]

Product Design & Development: Micro Implants Learn the Brain’s Language to Heal the Body

Scientists, engineers, and physicians at Brown University, GE Global Research in upstate New York are working to better understand the electrical signals generated by the brain’s neurons. The research could one day yield miniscule implants that could help patients regain lost body functions caused by traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and disease. (December 4, […]

Health Canal: Link Exists Between White Matter and Concussion-Related Depression, Anxiety, Pitt Researchers Find

White matter brain abnormalities in some patients with depression disorders closely resemble abnormalities found in patients who have experienced a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), more commonly known as concussion, according to new research presented by University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers this week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North […]

Medical Xpress: Brain Stimulation Offers Hope For Depression, But Don’t Try It At Home

Around 350 million people worldwide have depression. Antidepressant medications are often prescribed to treat the condition, alongside talking therapies and lifestyle changes such as regular exercise. But a substantial proportion of people either don’t respond to antidepressants, or experience such significant side effects that they’d prefer not to take them. In search of alternative solutions, […]

Medical Xpress: Brain Activity After Smokers Quit Predicts Chances of Relapsing, Study Suggests

Quitting smoking sets off a series of changes in the brain that Penn Medicine researchers say may better identify smokers who will start smoking again—a prediction that goes above and beyond today’s clinical or behavioral tools for assessing relapse risk. Reporting in a new study published this week in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, James Loughead, PhD, […]

Medical Xpress: Researchers Pinpoint Chemo Effect on Brain Cells, Potential Link to Autism

UNC School of Medicine researchers have found for the first time a biochemical mechanism that could be a cause of “chemo brain” – the neurological side effects such as memory loss, confusion, difficulty thinking, and trouble concentrating that many cancer patients experience while on chemotherapy to treat tumors in other parts of the body. The […]

Medwire News: Depressive Episodes Hard to Treat in Continuous Cycling Bipolar Disorder

Patients with bipolar disorder who switch directly between mania and depression without a period of euthymia have a poor response to short-term antidepressant treatment, study findings indicate. This is consistent with previous reports that continuous cycling patients do not respond well to long-term treatment with lithium, say Antonio Tundo (Istituto di Psicopatologia, Rome, Italy) and […]