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Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence

Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.

Could Cabbage and Broccoli Help in the Fight Against Alzheimer’s?

A new study published in Nature Communications suggests that consuming cruciferous vegetables like cabbage, cauliflower and broccoli may help reduce the levels of the bad tau proteins that accumulate in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.

4/28/2014 | 0 comments

Scientists Pinpoint Link between Depression and Memory Loss

A recent report published by University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and School of Nursing researchers suggests that the relationship between depression and memory loss may be driven by a particular hormone called insulin-like growth factor, or IGF-1.

4/25/2014 | 0 comments

Drug Improves Vision in Individuals with Neurological Disorder

The drug acetazolamide, combined with a low-sodium weight reduction diet, improves vision in individuals with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a condition brought about by abnormal pressure on the brain that is not the result of a tumor or other diseases.

4/22/2014 | 1 comment

Global Burden of Neurological Diseases Requires New Approaches

A perspective piece appearing today in the journal JAMA focuses on the challenges and opportunities arising from the increasing global incidence of neurological disorders.  The authors advocate for new approaches that will increase access, lower costs, influence lifestyle changes, and create international research and clinical partnerships that address overlooked neurological conditions and underserved global populations.

4/22/2014 | 0 comments

Finding May Point to Source of Seizures in Infants

An international team of researchers has pinpointed a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a rare condition that triggers seizures in babies.  The mutation was identified thanks to new data science technologies that enabled the scientists to sift through extremely large sets of genetic information. 

4/15/2014 | 0 comments