Alisa G Woods, PhD, is a science and medical writer with a background in neurobiology and mental health counseling.
Brain Aging, Development, and Disease Explained
Identification of a brain circuit implicated in Alzheimer disease and schizophrenia could aid in comprehension of brain disorders and point to prevention strategies.
For Tension Headache, Combo Rx Tops Acetaminophen
Pain relief is better with a triple combination medication that includes acetaminophen than with acetaminophen by itself, researchers found, suggesting a new therapeutic option.
MRI May Advance Parkinson Gene Therapy
Up until now, these treatments have not produced promising efficacy results in clinical trials. MRI could show the way.
What MS Therapies Patients Want
As more treatments become available, patients will have more preferences and will play a more prominent role in directing choices.
MRI Predicts MS Risk, Even Without Symptoms
Determining who is at risk for MS remains difficult, and symptoms may take time to develop even in patients who already have some destroyed myelin. MRI may help.
HSV Linked to Alzheimer Disease
Could the common herpes simplex virus be associated with Alzheimer disease? These researchers think it is possible.
Multiple Sclerosis Rx: IGF-1?
A new study provides hope for MS treatment with IGF-1, which could ultimately halt the attack of T effector cells on myelin, thereby stopping disease progression.
Orexin and Alzheimer: A Link to Impaired Sleep
Increased orexin in this disorder is associated with disease severity, total tau protein levels, sleep impairment, and cognitive deterioration.
Use a Saliva Test to ID Neurodegenerative Disease?
Why ask patients to “spit in a cup”? Statistically significant protein differences have been found in Alzheimer disease saliva, and trends have been observed for Parkinson disease.
Roadblocks to Opiate Abuse
To combat opiate abuse and its dire consequences, drug makers have developed a number of strategies--which are detailed here.
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