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Families' Experiences of Pediatric Onset Multiple Sclerosis Documented
News   Mar 08, 2019

Pediatric onset multiple sclerosis accounts for approximately 3-10% of all multiple sclerosis cases. This study interviewed parents of children with a confirmed diagnosis, and provides insights and recommendations for improving family support.

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The Secrets of an "Undruggable" Parkinson's Molecule
News   Mar 08, 2019

Researchers have for the first time developed a strategy for targeting a key molecule, Nurr1, implicated in Parkinson’s disease, opening up a potential new treatment strategy for the currently incurable movement disorder.

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Deep Brain Stimulation Could Improve OCD Symptoms
News   Mar 08, 2019

The debilitating behaviours and all-consuming thoughts, which affect people with severe obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), could be significantly improved with targeted deep brain stimulation, according to new research published today.

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Healthy Diet in Early Adulthood Linked to Brain Function in Middle Age
News   Mar 08, 2019

Eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables, moderate in nuts, fish and alcohol and low in meat and full-fat dairy is associated with better cognitive performance in middle age.

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MS Symptoms May Not Worsen After Pregnancy
News   Mar 08, 2019

There’s good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS)—researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed.

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Machines Predict Recovery Time from a Sports Concussion
News   Mar 08, 2019

Researchers are teaching machines how to predict recovery time from sports-related concussions based on symptoms like headache, dizziness and fatigue. Their study can be used as the foundation for a decision support system that would aid clinicians in developing individualized treatment for injured athletes.

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Marine Worms With Head Regeneration Capabilities Turn Heads
News   Mar 07, 2019

A new study reveals regeneration of amputated body parts is not always an ancient trait and scientists might need to rethink the way they compare animals with regenerative abilities.

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How Do Axolotls Regenerate Their Spinal Cord?
News   Mar 07, 2019

Scientists at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have identified gene “partners” in the axolotl salamander that, when activated, allow the neural tube and associated nerve fibers to functionally regenerate after severe spinal cord damage. Interestingly, these genes are also present in humans, though they are activated in a different manner.

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More Than Just Making Memories
News   Mar 07, 2019

Researchers from Arizona State University and Stanford University analyzed patterns of brain activity in humans and discovered a previously unknown role for the hippocampus, a brain area important to memory, in forming associations during learning.

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Using AI to Screen for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
News   Mar 07, 2019

Scientists at USC, Queen’s University (Ontario) and Duke University have developed a new tool that can screen children for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) quickly and affordably

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