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December 10, 2020

Novel Alzheimer’s Protein a ‘Great Hope’ for the Future Novel Alzheimer’s Protein a ‘Great Hope’ for the Future

Dr Randall J. Bateman A novel form of tau protein may be an accurate way to diagnose and track early Alzheimer’s disease (AD), offering new hope […]
December 9, 2020

New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy New Laser Therapy Promising in Kids with Resistant Epilepsy

A new type of laser therapy is safe and effective for children with drug-resistant epilepsy, new research suggests. In a study of nearly 150 children, more […]
December 9, 2020

Wearable Device Clears a First ‘Milestone’ in Seizure Detection Wearable Device Clears a First ‘Milestone’ in Seizure Detection

A wrist-worn device that uses machine learning accurately detects different seizure types in findings that have the potential to revolutionize the management of patients with epilepsy. […]
December 9, 2020

Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease Joint Guidelines Favor Antibody Testing for Lyme Disease

New clinical practice guidelines on Lyme disease place a strong emphasis on antibody testing to assess for rheumatologic and neurologic syndromes. “Diagnostically, we recommend testing via […]
December 9, 2020

Man With Quadriplegia Controls Prosthetic Arms With His Mind Man With Quadriplegia Controls Prosthetic Arms With His Mind

Patient “Buz” Chmielewski is able to control his prosthetic arms using only his thoughts. A man with quadriplegia has been able to simultaneously control a pair […]
December 8, 2020

Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline in Mice Drug Reverses Age-Related Mental Decline in Mice

An experimental drug reversed age-related declines in memory and mental flexibility in mice, according to a study from the University of California-San Francisco. The study was […]
December 8, 2020

PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia PFO Closure Beneficial in Stroke Patients With Thrombophilia

Thrombophilic patients who have had an ischemic stroke and have a patent foramen ovale (PFO) benefit from having the PFO closed, a new study suggests. “To […]
December 8, 2020

‘Worrisome’ Rates of Suicidal Thoughts in Kids With Epilepsy ‘Worrisome’ Rates of Suicidal Thoughts in Kids With Epilepsy

Children with epilepsy with no previous psychiatric diagnosis have alarmingly high rates of suicidal thoughts and behaviors, new research suggests. In a study of more than […]
December 7, 2020

SUDEP May Explain 3% of All Sudden Deaths in Kids SUDEP May Explain 3% of All Sudden Deaths in Kids

Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) may explain 3% of all sudden deaths in children – a prevalence rate that is at least three times greater […]
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