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Article ID: 693301

Brain Structure Linked to Symptoms of Restless Legs Syndrome

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with restless legs syndrome may have changes in a portion of the brain that processes sensory information, according to a study published in the April 25, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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Article ID: 693259

New Guideline: Start Taking MS Drugs Early On

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

For most people, it’s better to start taking drugs for multiple sclerosis (MS) early on rather than letting the disease run its course, according to a new guideline for treating MS from the American Academy of Neurology. The guideline is published in the April 23, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, and presented at the 70th AAN Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to April 27, 2018. The guideline is endorsed by the Multiple Sclerosis Association of America and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

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Article ID: 693222

San Diego Leaders, Researchers Announce Milestone Grant as Alzheimer's Crisis Widens

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

A coalition of brain scientists and civic leaders, including Mayor Kevin Faulconer and county Supervisors Dianne Jacob and Kristin Gaspar, announced that the federal government has awarded a $1.3 million grant to Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute to advance the local search for a cure for Alzheimer's.

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Article ID: 692849

Evidence Shows Non-invasive Nerve Stimulation May Help with Hand Tremor

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People with tremors in their hands from a condition called essential tremor may find some relief from a new, non-invasive type of nerve stimulation, according to a preliminary scientific abstract released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Article ID: 692848

Preliminary Study Suggests Drug May Help Babies with Spinal Muscular Atrophy

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

A preliminary study suggests that an investigational drug may help increase protein levels in babies with spinal muscular atrophy. The open-label study is released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Article ID: 692846

A Single Concussion May Increase Risk of Parkinson’s Disease

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have been diagnosed with a mild concussion, or mild traumatic brain injury, may have a 56 percent increased risk of developing Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published in the April 18, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

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    17-Apr-2018 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 692847

When Others Fail, New Migraine Treatment May Work

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

People who have tried unsuccessfully to prevent migraine with other treatments may find relief with a drug called erenumab, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 70th Annual Meeting in Los Angeles, April 21 to 27, 2018.

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Article ID: 692837

Researchers Propose New Definition of Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzforum

Researchers announce new definition of Alzheimer’s disease.

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    12-Apr-2018 2:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 692624

Sitting Is Bad for Your Brain – Not Just Your Metabolism or Heart

University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Health Sciences

Sitting, like smoking, increases the risk of heart disease, diabetes and premature death. Researchers at UCLA wanted to see how sedentary behavior influences brain health, especially regions of the brain that are critical to memory formation.

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11-Apr-2018 3:25 PM EDT
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