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Breakthrough Device Designation Granted to Brain-Monitoring Technology

Wednesday, January 09, 2019—The Food and Drug Administration has granted breakthrough device designation to a brain health monitoring technology (Neurametrix; San Francisco, CA). The approved use is moni…

American Academy of Neurology Call for Uniformity in Brain Death Standards

Thursday, January 03, 2019—Noting that only 1 state, Nevada, has adopted legislation requiring use of medically accepted guidelines for determining brain death, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) i…

Study Defines Risk Factors for REM Sleep Behavior Disorder

Wednesday, December 26, 2018—A study published in Neurology online found that taking antidepressants for depression or having anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are correlated with…

Increased Dementia Risk for Female Veterans Who Experienced Brain Injuries

Wednesday, December 12, 2018—In a study published in Neurology, it was found that women who served in the military and have traumatic brain injury (TBI), posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or depr…

New Drug Candidate for Alzheimer’s Disease to Enter Phase 1 Trials

Monday, December 10, 2018—The investigational drug candidate E2814, designed to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, will enter phase 1 clinical trials in early 2019. A monoclonal anti…

Tau Aggregation Inhibitor Receives Orphan Drug Status for Treatment of Frontotemporal Dementia

Monday, December 10, 2018—Orphan drug designation has been granted to a tau aggregation inhibitor leucomethylthioninium (LMTX) (TauRx, Aberdeen, Scotland) being studied in phase 3 clinical trials for t…

Biases in Dementia Screening Tools

Wednesday, November 28, 2018—Brief cognitive tests are useful screening tools for dementia in the primary care setting; however, a study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice show…

Consuming Orange Juice, Leafy Greens, and Berries Is Related to Less Memory Loss in Men

Wednesday, November 21, 2018—A study published in Neurology states that eating leafy greens, dark orange and red vegetables, and berry fruits, and drinking orange juice is related to less memory…

 
 

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