Neurology

Early morning blue light exposure therapy can aid the healing process of people impact by mild traumatic brain injury, new research from the University of Arizona suggests. “Daily exposure to blue wavelength light each morning helps to re-entrain the circadian rhythm so that people get better, more regular sleep. This is likely true for everybody… Read more

Essential tremors are caused by overactive brain waves at the base of the brain, a new study from Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian suggests. The finding raises the possibility of treating the disorder with neuromodulation to calm the oscillations. “Past studies have identified changes in brain structure in people with essential tremor… Read more

A common bacteria that boosts digestive health can slow, and even reverse, build-up of a protein associated with Parkinson’s, according to new research[1]. The findings could pave the way for future studies that gauge how supplements such as probiotics impact the condition. Building on previous research linking brain function to gut bacteria, this study in… Read more

A molecular switch can turn on a substance in animals that repairs neurological damage in disorders such as multiple sclerosis (MS), Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered. The early research in animal models could advance an already approved Food and Drug Administration therapy and also could lead to new strategies for treating diseases of the central… Read more

A new screening platform, developed by scientists at Scripps Research, enables researchers for the first time to rapidly test “libraries” of thousands of molecules to find those that provide broad protection to mitochondria in neurons. Mitochondrial damage is increasingly recognized as a major factor, and in some cases a cause, for diseases of neuronal degeneration… Read more