Medical research

Inner-ear disorders may cause hyperactivity

Behavioral abnormalities are traditionally thought to originate in the brain. But a new study by researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University has found that inner-ear dysfunction can directly cause ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Rare brain disease concerns in US after death

Public health officials believe one person in the U.S. has died of a rare, degenerative brain disease, and they say there's a remote chance up to 13 others in multiple states were exposed to the fatal illness through surgical ...

Neuroscience

FDA panel backs brain stimulator for epilepsy

(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration panel has unanimously backed a device that lowers the rate of seizures among people with epilepsy.

Neuroscience

FDA panel to consider brain stimulator for epilepsy

(HealthDay News) - A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel will weigh on Friday the merits of a new therapy for some people with epilepsy who have seizures that don't respond to medication.

Genetics

New research discovery provides therapeutic target for ALS

Research led by Dr. Udai Pandey, Assistant Professor of Genetics at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has found that the ability of a protein made by a gene called FUS to bind to RNA is essential to the development ...

Medical research

Faulty development of immature brain cells causes hydrocephalus

Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus, a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born. Working in mice, the researchers identified ...

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