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Neurology

– These articles focus mainly on neurology research.
– What is neurology?
– Definition of neurology: a science involved in the study of the nervous systems, especially of the diseases and disorders affecting them.
– Neurology research can include information involving brain research, neurological disorders, medicine, brain cancer, peripheral nervous systems, central nervous systems, nerve damage, brain tumors, seizures, neurosurgery, electrophysiology, BMI, brain injuries, paralysis and spinal cord treatments.

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Explaining the Link Between Sleep and Alzheimer’s

A new study published in brain reveals that just one night of sleep disruption causes an increase in amyloid beta in the brains of healthy, middle aged people. A full week of sleep disturbances leads to a build up of Tau, another protein associated with Alzheimer's and other neurodegenerative diseases. The study sheds light on why poor sleep has previously been associated with the development of Alzheimer's and other dementias.... Read More...
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Hidden Herpes Virus May Play Role in Multiple Sclerosis and Other Brain Disorders

A new study in Scientific Reports concludes human herpesvirus 6 may impair the brain's ability to repair itself in demylination diseases, such as multiple sclerosis. HHV-6 is the most common human herpes virus, with an estimated 80% of people being exposed to infection during childhood. Researchers found the virus produces a protein that can impair the ability of brain cells to repair damaged myelin.... Read More...
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What’s the Difference Between Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia?

A common misconception is that Alzheimer's disease and dementia are the same thing. Alzheimer's disease is simply one form of dementia. Researchers from Texas A&M describe how Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia impact the lives of both patients and their families, and provide new insights into minimizing the risks of developing neurodegenerative conditions.... Read More...
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Sleep Problems May Be An Early Sign of Alzheimer’s

A new study links sleep problems with increased biomarkers for Alzheimer's disease. Researchers discovered those who report low sleep quality, daytime sleepiness and other sleep problems had elevated levels of Alzheimer's related biomarkers in their spinal fluid than those who reported no sleep problems. However, no abnormalities were found in the spinal fluid of people with obstructive sleep apnea.... Read More...
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TBI Associated With Dementia in Working Aged Adults

A new study reports traumatic brain injury is associated with a higher risk of developing dementia in people of working age. However, the researchers found no association between TBI and other neurodegenerative diseases such as ALS or Parkinson's disease. Researchers hope their findings will improve rehabilitation treatments and long term monitoring of TBI patients.... Read More...