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Once again, the media got it wrong when it comes to nurses

A great deal is written about nursing, and the public can hear many mixed messages about nurses. On one hand, Gallup polls show nurses are voted the most trustworthy professionals. On the other hand, the public watches "Nurse Jackie," where nurses are rule-breaking mavericks...

source: By Keith Carlson
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As many as one out of four adults who suffer from epilepsy do not respond to any available drugs. That makes the search for effective new anti-seizure medications vital, and Carnegie Mellon University chemist Maria Kurnikova is playing...

source: Medical Xpress

A genetic change in the protein eEF2K creates resistance to epileptic attacks, thereby creating the possibility of a new treatment for the disease, show the surprising results of a new study.

source: University of Haifa via Science Daily

Disruption of certain brain circuits may be related to depression in soldiers with brain injuries, researchers report. The researchers conducted brain scans on 130 male soldiers who suffered mild traumatic brain injury and a control group of 52 men without brain trauma.

source: HealthDay News

Northwestern Medicine scientists have demonstrated how astrocytes, a type of glial cell in the brain, may contribute to symptoms in Parkinson's disease. The findings, published in Cell Reports, offer a new framework for the development of treatments in Parkinson's disease...

source: Northwestern Medicine

Parkinson's disease is caused by the deterioration of nerve cells in the brain, but it's still not clear what causes these cells to deteriorate in some people and not others. A new study has found a specific gene...

source: Medical Daily

Protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer's patients might also stiffen their heart muscle and increase their risk of heart failure, a new study reports. The protein fragments are called amyloid beta. Tests of heart tissue samples revealed that the...

source: HealthDay News via WebMD


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