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  • January 27, 2016
  • 05:30 AM
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Short on Treatment Time? Try a Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcome

by Kyle Harris in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Single-item patient-reported outcome measures are valid for assessing patient progress in adolescent football athletes with concussions.... Read more »

Valier, A., Welch Bacon, C., Bay, R., Houston, M., & Valovich McLeod, T. (2015) The Validity of Single-Item Patient-Rated Outcomes in Concussed Adolescent Football Athletes. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.11.015  

  • January 22, 2016
  • 09:30 AM
  • 919 views

This Neuroimaging Method Has 100% Diagnostic Accuracy (or your money back)

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0129659.g003Did you know that SPECT imaging can diagnose PTSD with 100% accuracy (Amen et al., 2015)? Not only that, out of a sample of 397 patients from the Amen Clinic in Newport Beach, SPECT was able to distinguish between four different groups with 100% accuracy! That's right, the scans of (1) healthy participants, and patients with (2) classic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), (3) classic traumatic brain injury (TBI), and (4) both disorders..... were all classi........ Read more »

  • January 21, 2016
  • 08:29 PM
  • 484 views

Environmental Neurotoxins Found To Cause Alzheimer-Like Brain Tangles

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Alzheimer’s Disease on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Sandra Anne Banack Institute for Ethnomedicine Jackson Hole, WY Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Response: Villagers from the island of Guam had 50-100x the … Continue reading →
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  • January 20, 2016
  • 06:44 PM
  • 643 views

Parkinson’s Disease: No Benefit from Physical Therapy in Mild to Moderate Disease

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More Interviews on Neurological Disorders on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Professor Carl E Clarke Professor of Clinical Neurology and Honorary Consultant Neurologist Department of Neurology City Hospital Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust Birmingham UK  Medical Research: What is the background … Continue reading →
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Professor Carl E Clarke. (2016) Parkinson's Disease: No Benefit from Physical Therapy in Mild to Moderate Disease. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 20, 2016
  • 07:55 AM
  • 1,148 views

Pump Up Your Brain

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

Exercising makes you smarter! Preadolescents who begin exercising score better on a cognitive assessment not unlike an IQ test. They also perform better on a math test, even though no additional math instruction was given. But to maximize the increase in neural plasticity, you have to exercise several times a week for months. The weirdest part – different types of exercise alter different neurotrophins, so to be your smartest, you need to do aerobic training and resistance training. ... Read more »

  • January 19, 2016
  • 08:16 AM
  • 412 views

Sleep Fragmentation Linked To Damaged Brain Blood Vessels

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Sleep Research on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Dr. Andrew Lim MD, FRCPC Assistant Professor Neurology Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre Toronto, ON Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Dr. Lim: Our group had previously … Continue reading →
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Dr. Andrew Lim MD, FRCPC. (2016) Sleep Fragmentation Linked To Damaged Brain Blood Vessels. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 16, 2016
  • 07:48 PM
  • 561 views

Brain-Based Signatures May Help Optimize Anesthesia Dose

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

More on Anesthesiology on MedicalResearch.com MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Srivas Chennu, PhD Senior Research Associate Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge Visiting Scientist, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit College Research Associate, Homerton College Medical Research: What is the background for this study? … Continue reading →
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Srivas Chennu, PhD. (2016) Brain-Based Signatures May Help Optimize Anesthesia Dose. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 13, 2016
  • 10:05 AM
  • 1,250 views

Exercise Puts Me To Sleep – You Too

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

A New Year’s resolution to exercise could also help you sleep. But how? It wears you out and reduces stress, but there is much more. Exercise manipulates the temperature of the body by messing with your brain and modulates immune cytokine levels. It’s true… your immune system controls sleep cycles!... Read more »

  • January 13, 2016
  • 05:30 AM
  • 679 views

Helmetless Tackling Promotes Better Tackling Behaviors Resulting in Less Head Impacts

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Helmetless-tackling training reduces head impacts in collegiate football players.... Read more »

  • January 12, 2016
  • 06:15 PM
  • 823 views

Stem Cell Derived Growth Factors May Slow Progression of ALS

by Marie Benz in MedicalResearch.com

MedicalResearch.com Interview with: Prof. Dimitrios Karussis M.D., Ph.D. Professor of Neurology Head, Multiple Sclerosis Center Hadassah BrainLabs Medical Research: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings? Prof. Karussis: BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics is developing innovative, autologous stem cell … Continue reading →
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Prof. Dimitrios Karussis. (2016) Stem Cell Derived Growth Factors May Slow Progression of ALS. MedicalResearch.com. info:/

  • January 6, 2016
  • 09:55 AM
  • 1,162 views

It’s An Exercise Resolution

by Mark Lasbury in As Many Exceptions As Rules

More exercise is a good New Year’s resolution, but do you know why it is good for you? Sure, you strengthen your heart and may lose some weight, but exercise affects your brain most of all. Exercise releases helps your mood releasing a chemical in your brain just like the active ingredient in marijuana.... Read more »

Galdino G, Romero TR, Silva JF, Aguiar DC, de Paula AM, Cruz JS, Parrella C, Piscitelli F, Duarte ID, Di Marzo V.... (2013) The endocannabinoid system mediates aerobic exercise-induced antinociception in rats. Neuropharmacology, 313-324. PMID: 24148812  

  • January 5, 2016
  • 12:37 PM
  • 859 views

Stroke Risk Following Mental Disorders

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

An important recent manuscript published in JAMA Psychiatry looked at medical illnesses rates following diagnosis of a brain (mental) disorder.This very large international study examined over 47,000 subjects followed between 2001 and 2011.Baseline psychiatric assessment was completed using the Composite International Diagnostic Interview. Physical illness was assessed using a self-report of physician's diagnosis.The manuscript is not free but I was able to obtain a professional courtesy copy of........ Read more »

  • January 4, 2016
  • 02:59 PM
  • 684 views

Meta-Research: Getting the Most Out of Research

by Roli Roberts in PLOS Biologue

Scientific research, often portrayed as the acme of human rigorous thought, is actually an activity that’s grown rather organically over the centuries from Aristotle, via Bacon, to an endeavour that now involves millions of people... Read more »

  • January 4, 2016
  • 05:30 AM
  • 661 views

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy may be Related to Contact Sport Participation

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) was only detected in individuals with documented participation in contact sports.... Read more »

Bieniek KF, Ross OA, Cormier KA, Walton RL, Soto-Ortolaza A, Johnston AE, DeSaro P, Boylan KB, Graff-Radford NR, Wszolek ZK.... (2015) Chronic traumatic encephalopathy pathology in a neurodegenerative disorders brain bank. Acta Neuropathologica, 130(6), 877-89. PMID: 26518018  

  • December 22, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 679 views

NCAA Schools Are Not 100% Compliant with Concussion-Related Protocols

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

43% of NCAA institutions fully complied with concussion legislation for preparticipation assessments and roughly 1 in 3 institutions lacked a return-to-learn policy. Many schools need to implement a balance assessment into the preparticipation exam as well as a return-to-learn policy during concussion management.... Read more »

  • December 12, 2015
  • 06:47 PM
  • 1,042 views

This Week in Neuroblunders: Optogenetics Edition

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Recent technological developments in neuroscience have enabled rapid advances in our knowledge of how neural circuits function in awake behaving animals. Highly targeted and reversible manipulations using light (optogenetics) or drugs have allowed scientists to demonstrate that activating a tiny population of neurons can evoke specific memories or induce insatiable feeding.But this week we learned these popular and precise brain stimulation and inactivation methods may produce spurious links to ........ Read more »

  • December 9, 2015
  • 05:30 AM
  • 753 views

Attractive Treatment Option for Patients Suffering From mTBI-Related Headaches

by Jane McDevitt in Sports Medicine Research (SMR): In the Lab & In the Field

Three transcranial magnetic stimulation sessions within 1 week could reduce the intensity of mild traumatic brain injury-induced headaches.... Read more »

Leung A, Shukla S, Fallah A, Song D, Lin L, Golshan S, Tsai A, Jak A, Polston G, & Lee R. (2015) Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Managing Mild Traumatic Brain Injury-Related Headaches. Neuromodulation : Journal of the International Neuromodulation Society. PMID: 26555886  

  • November 30, 2015
  • 02:34 AM
  • 981 views

Carving Up Brain Disorders

by The Neurocritic in The Neurocritic

Neurology and Psychiatry are two distinct specialties within medicine, both of which treat disorders of the brain. It's completely uncontroversial to say that neurologists treat patients with brain disorders like Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. These two diseases produce distinct patterns of neurodegeneration that are visible on brain scans. For example, Parkinson's disease (PD) is a movement disorder caused by the loss of dopamine neurons in the midbrain.Fig. 3 (modified from Golds........ Read more »

Crossley, N., Scott, J., Ellison-Wright, I., & Mechelli, A. (2015) Neuroimaging distinction between neurological and psychiatric disorders. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(5), 429-434. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.154393  

David, A., & Nicholson, T. (2015) Are neurological and psychiatric disorders different?. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 207(5), 373-374. DOI: 10.1192/bjp.bp.114.158550  

  • November 26, 2015
  • 02:25 PM
  • 1,079 views

Gobble Up Some Facts About Turkeys

by Bill Sullivan in The 'Scope

Be the highlight of Thanksgiving dinner conversation after you learn these fascinating facts about turkeys!... Read more »

  • November 23, 2015
  • 01:06 PM
  • 964 views

Gambling and Brain Frontal-Striatum Connections

by William Yates, M.D. in Brain Posts

For the remainder of 2015, Brain Posts will focus on pathological gambling and also highlight the top-viewed posts for the year.Functional connectivity is a relatively recent brain imaging technique that provides a new look at brain circuitry at rest and with tasks.Resting state connectivity using fMRI provides a snapshot of brain connections in each individual. There is increasing study of resting connectivity in individuals with disorders in neuroscience medicine compared to control population........ Read more »

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