HIV & AIDS

New test detects tell-tale danger signs in spinal fluid

Rare cells resembling those previously thought to exist only in the brain have been discovered in the spinal fluid of HIV patients by using a sensitive new genetic test that could provide insights into a host of neurological ...

Neuroscience

Flu may impact brain health

Female mice infected with two different strains of the flu exhibit changes to the structure and function of the hippocampus that persist for one month after infection, according to new research published in JNeurosci.

Neuroscience

Seizure control eases life for young adults with epilepsy

(HealthDay)—Young adults with uncomplicated epilepsy who remain seizure-free do as well as siblings without the disorder in education, employment, driving and independent living, a new study says.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Zika virus detected in newborn until two months after birth

Physicians at the Santa Casa de Misericordia and researchers from the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at University of São Paulo describe the case of a baby born with Zika infection in January 2016, who remained infected ...

Neuroscience

Superager brains yield new clues to their remarkable memories

SuperAgers, aged 80 and above, have distinctly different looking brains than those of normal older people, according to new Northwestern Medicine research that is beginning to reveal why the memories of these cognitively ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Biomarker points to Alzheimer's risk

(Medical Xpress)—A study involving Rochester-area seniors has yielded the first accurate blood test that can predict who is at risk for developing Alzheimer's disease. This discovery – which appears today in the journal ...

Ophthalmology

Photopharmacology: Optoswitches turn pain off and sight on

Photoreactive compounds developed by scientists of Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich directly modulate nerve-cell function, and open new routes to the treatment of neurological diseases, including chronic pain ...

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