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Choline May Hold Clues To Combatting Alzheimer’s Disease

A lifelong dietary regimen of choline holds the potential to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new Arizona State University study[1] suggests. Choline is a safe and easy-to-administer nutrient that is naturally present in some foods and can be used as a dietary supplement. Lead author Ramon Velazquez and his colleagues at the ASU-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research […]

Why Does Parkinson’s Disease Effect Women And Men Differently?

There is growing evidence that Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects women and men differently. In a new review[1] scientists present the most recent knowledge about these sex-related differences and highlight the significance of estrogens, which play an important role in the sex differences in PD. “It is becoming increasingly evident that PD differs in women and […]

MRI Marker Better Predicts Progression Of Multiple Sclerosis

Atrophied brain lesion volume is the sole marker from MRI scans that can accurately predict which patients with multiple sclerosis will progress to the most severe form of the disease, new research indicates. Secondary progressive MS, known as SPMS, typically appears 10 to 20 years after the initial onset and causes more physical and cognitive […]

Push-pull Dynamic In Brain Network Is Key To Stopping Seizures

The spread of seizures through the brain can be suppressed depending on the amount of pressure within the brain, researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered[1]. This is an important discovery that may revolutionize the treatment of drug-resistant epilepsy. Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological diseases, affecting people of all ages. There are […]

CBD May Allay Seizures In People With Neurodevelopmental Conditions

Cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabis extract, may alleviate seizures and normalize brain rhythms in Angelman syndrome, a rare neurodevelopmental condition, researchers from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine have shown. CBD is commonly used to improve anxiety, sleep problems, pain, and many other neurological conditions. “There is an unmet need for better […]