BU Study Reveals Association between Physical Function and Neurological Disease

Study Reveals Association between Physical Function and Neurological Disease

August 25, 2016 - A new study, based on data from the Framingham Heart Study (FHS) suggests a simple test of physical functioning may be able to help physicians identify individuals who are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease and stroke. More...

August 25, 2016

Boys more accurate at spotting offside, but not because they understand it better

August 16, 2016 - Boys and girls are equally capable of understanding the offside rule in football, but it is boys’ everyday experience of the game that makes them better at identifying players in offside positions, recent research from London Metropolitan University has found. More...

August 16, 2016

Inosine Treatment Helps Recovery of Motor Functions after Brain Injury

First Study in Primates Shows Promise Reports Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience

August 3, 2016 - Brain tissue can die as the result of stroke, traumatic brain injury, or neurodegenerative disease. When the affected area includes the motor cortex, impairment of the fine motor control of the hand can result. In a new study published in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, researchers found that inosine, a naturally occurring purine nucleoside that is released by cells in response to metabolic stress, can help to restore motor control after brain injury. More...

August 3, 2016

Current Screening Methods Miss Worrisome Number of Persons with Mild Cognitive Impairment

“False-negatives” mean persons at greater risk for Alzheimer’s disease may not get timely care

August 2, 2016 - Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is a slight but noticeable and measurable decline in cognitive abilities, such as remembering names or a list of items. While changes may not be severe enough to disrupt daily life, a clinical diagnosis of MCI indicates an increased risk of eventually developing Alzheimer’s disease or another type of dementia. More...

August 2, 2016