Mind before matter: do negative thoughts increase risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

November 19, 2014 - Researchers from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s College London have proposed that repetitive negative thinking (RNT), a common symptom of many psychological disorders, may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. More...

Simple Clinical Tests Help Differentiate Parkinson’s Disease from Atypical Parkinsonism

Results Highlight Why Keeping Clinical Exam Skills Sharp Particularly Essential When Conducting Neurological Exams, According to New Article in the Journal of Parkinson's Disease

November 18, 2014 - Two simple tests conducted during the neurological exam can help clinicians differentiate between early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) and atypical parkinsonism. By asking patients to perform a tandem gait test and inquiring whether they are still able to ride a bicycle, clinicians can ascertain whether medio-lateral balance is impaired, a defining characteristic of atypical parkinsonism. These findings are published in the Journal of Parkinson’s Disease. More...

Winners Semantic Web journal Awards 2014 announced at ISWC 2014

Outstanding Paper, Reviewer and Guest-Editors Awards given out at annual International Semantic Web Conference in Riva del Garda, Italy

October 22, 2014 - The Semantic Web journal is pleased to announce this year's award winners. More...

New Research on Walnuts and the Fight Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Animal study reveals potential brain-health benefits of a walnut-enriched diet

October 22, 2014 - A new animal study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease indicates that a diet including walnuts may have a beneficial effect in reducing the risk, delaying the onset, slowing the progression of, or preventing Alzheimer’s disease. More...