Traumatic spinal cord injury, or SCI, imposes enormous financial, emotional and psychological burdens on the patients, their families and the society in which they live. Despite years of research, treatments for paralysis are limited to steroid administration in high doses,...
A new study from the Gladstone Institutes has revealed a way to alleviate the learning and memory deficits caused by apoE4, the most important genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease, improving cognition to normal levels in aged mice.
Today one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer's disease or another form of dementia, according to the Alzheimer's Association. Yet Alzheimer's — which can last anywhere from two years to two decades — is rarely at the center of most discussions on retirement...
Parkinson's disease, a neurological condition that causes body tremors and mobility troubles, affects an estimated 7-10 million people worldwide. While there is much research being done to create drugs that combat the illness, researchers at Chicago's Rush University Medical...
Neither erythropoietin nor a high hemoglobin transfusion threshold improve neurological recovery after traumatic brain injury, according to a study published in the July 2 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
The Department of Defense recently announced a $40 million investment in what has become the fastest-moving branch of neuroscience: direct brain recording. Two centers, one at the University of Pennsylvania and the other at the University of California, Los Angeles,...
After Susan Wakulich was told she had an aneurysm, she figured an invasive brain surgery and lengthy recovery lay ahead of her. "I was devastated," said Wakulich, who is 56 years old and lives in Chicago's western suburbs. "I knew this was a serious diagnosis. Then I met...
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