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July 16, 2021

The Genius of Recognizing a Familiar Face The Genius of Recognizing a Familiar Face

That flash of familiarity we feel when we see someone we know has long fascinated and stumped scientists, who have been unable to pinpoint what is […]
July 16, 2021

Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis Ticagrelor Beneficial for Moderate Stroke: New THALES Analysis

For patients with a moderate-size stroke, benefit from ticagrelor plus aspirin was the same as for patients with minor stroke, a new exploratory analysis of the […]
July 16, 2021

Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain? Widely Prescribed Meds Ineffective for Low Back Pain?

Despite being widely prescribed, muscle relaxants are largely ineffective for low back pain, new research suggests. Results of a large systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized […]
July 16, 2021

‘Speech Neuroprosthesis’ Gives Voice to a Man Who Couldn’t Speak ‘Speech Neuroprosthesis’ Gives Voice to a Man Who Couldn’t Speak

A “speech neuroprosthesis” that translates brain signals into words that appear on a screen has helped a man with severe paralysis, who had lost the ability […]
July 16, 2021

Zero Benefit of Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s Disease, Panel Rules Zero Benefit of Aducanumab for Alzheimer’s Disease, Panel Rules

An influential, independent panel unanimously voted that aducanumab (Aduhelm) offers no benefit for patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), adding to growing opposition from medical experts to […]
July 15, 2021

Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD Intensive BP-Lowering for Brain Bleeds Potentially Deadly in CKD

Treating intracranial hemorrhage (ICH) with intensive blood-pressure control is potentially deadly in patients with impaired kidney function, new research shows. A post-hoc analysis from the open-label […]
July 15, 2021

Innovative Technology Accurately Predicts Stroke Recovery Innovative Technology Accurately Predicts Stroke Recovery

A new technology that maps the wiring of the brain can predict the course of recovery in patients who have suffered stroke, enabling a more individualized […]
July 14, 2021

FDA Defends AD Drug Approval, Others Say It’s a ‘9/11 Moment’ FDA Defends AD Drug Approval, Others Say It’s a ‘9/11 Moment’

Leaders of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are defending the approval of the controversial Alzheimer’s disease (AD) drug aducanumab (Aduhelm), describing the decision as […]
July 13, 2021

Dance Training ‘Drastically’ Reduces Parkinson’s Progression Dance Training ‘Drastically’ Reduces Parkinson’s Progression

Dancing helps slow the progression of motor and nonmotor symptoms and improves quality of life for patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD), new research shows. Over 3 […]
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