Neurology News

The “online brain”: how the Internet may be changing our cognition

7 Jun 2019

The impact of the Internet across multiple aspects of modern society is clear. However, the influence that it may have on our brain structure and functioning remains a central topic of investigation. 

Nonmigraine Headache and Facial Pain: Overview & Expert Interview

6 Jun 2019

According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, headache is the most commonly experienced form of pain. In a March 2019 review published in the Medical Clinics of North America, investigators summarized evidence on nonmigraine headache and facial pain.

Space travel shifts astronauts' brain fluid, causes brain to float upward

28 May 2019

A new study looks at astronauts’ brains after they come back home.

FDA authorizes marketing of first diagnostic test for detecting Zika virus antibodies

23 May 2019

Previously, tests for detecting Zika virus IgM antibodies had been authorized only for emergency use under the FDA’s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) authority.

Artificial intelligence tool vastly scales up Alzheimer's research

15 May 2019

Machine learning approach automates pathologists’ work to identify disease markers. University of California researchers have found a way to teach a computer to detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue. 

Adopting a healthy lifestyle helps reduce the risk of dementia

14 May 2019

New WHO Guidelines recommend specific interventions for reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia

New type of dementia identified

1 May 2019

An international team of researchers has proposed a name for a type of brain disease that causes dementia symptoms: Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE. At present LATE can only be diagnosed by examining brain tissues after death.

Scientists translate brain signals into speech sounds

24 Apr 2019

NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could improve quality of life for paralyzed patients. Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate.