Neuro News

  • 21/03/2014

    A new study led by Canadian researchers reveals how amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) spreads in the body and suggests it may be possible to stop it with antibodies.

  • 21/03/2014

    How metabolism and brain activity are linked - Study sheds light on why diet may help control seizures in epilepsy patients

  • 22/02/2014

    The Neurological Foundation is pleased to be co-hosting one of the world’s leading neurologists, Professor Vladimir Hachinski, as he visits New Zealand this week. Radio New Zealand broadcaster Kim Hill interviewed Professor Hachinski on her programme on Saturday 22 February. Click here to listen. 

  • 13/01/2014

    Intro: Brain researchers say they have confirmed for the first time that a rare genetic mutation can cause some cases of Tourette syndrome, with the fault disrupting production of histamine in the brain.

  • 13/01/2014

    Research from Western University (London, Canada) has revealed a possible new target for treating movement disorders such as Huntington's disease (HD) and Parkinson's disease.

  • 07/12/2013

    A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist therapy by dialling down the gene mutation targeted by drugs, then re-amplify that growth-promoting mutation after therapy has stopped. The findings are published in the December 5, 2013 online issue of Science.

  • 07/12/2013

    In the largest study on the topic to date, research shows that speaking a second language may delay the onset of three types of dementias. The research is published in the November 6, 2013, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

  • 01/11/2013

    According to a new study, high long-chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid content in blood may lower the risk of small brain infarcts and other brain abnormalities in the elderly. The study was published in Journal of the American Heart Association.

  • 01/11/2013

    Deep Brain Stimulation is clearly here to stay, not only as a therapeutic tool, but also as a means to understanding neurologic and psychiatric disease.

  • 21/10/2013

    By discovering that a nervous system protein tends to accumulate at a higher level just under the skin in patients with Parkinson's disease, researchers believe they may have revealed an important clue to diagnosing Parkinson's disease.

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