Recent Memory news from ScienceDaily:

Recent Brain Injury news from ScienceDaily:

News:  Brain Injury/Memory Loss

 

  • Forgotten Dementia Sufferers Helped Through Art.  While medical researchers continue the search for advanced diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dementia, a researcher at Royal Holloway, University of London is focusing on improving the experiences of those already suffering with the devastating disease for whom any cure would be too late.  ScienceDaily (Oct. 7, 2011)

  • Potential Target for Treating Common Form of Early-Onset Dementia Identified. UCLA scientists have discovered that a key signaling pathway plays an important role in the brain disorder frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and may offer a potential target for treatment. The journal Neuron publishes the findings in its Sept. 22 edition. ScienceDaily (Sep. 22, 2011)

  • Humor as Effective as Medication in Treating Agitation in Dementia. Humor therapy is as effective as widely used antipsychotic drugs in managing agitation in patients with dementia — and avoids serious drug side effects, a new study shows. ScienceDaily (Sep. 23, 2011)

  • Human genetics study identifies the most common cause of ALS and dementia. Scientists have made an exciting breakthrough in unraveling the genetic basis of two debilitating neurodegenerative disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and frontotemporal dementia (FTD). Two independent studies identify a new human genetic mutation as the most common cause of ALS and FTD identified to date. ScienceDaily (Sep. 21, 2011)
  • Lasers Light the Path to Neuron Regeneration.  Lasers have been used to fabricate tiny scaffolds to be used as delivery vehicles to drop cells off at damaged locations and help treat diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2011)

  • Diabetes May Significantly Increase the Risk of Dementia.  People with diabetes appear to be at a significantly increased risk of developing dementia, according to a study published in the September 20, 2011, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. ScienceDaily (Sep. 20, 2011)

  • A Squirt of Insulin May Delay Alzheimer’s. A small pilot study has found preliminary evidence that squirting insulin deep into the nose where it travels to the brain might hold early Alzheimer’s disease at bay, University of Pennsylvania researchers said. via Gina Kolata in the New York Times. (Sept. 12, 2011)
  • Have We Met Before? Direct Connections Found Between Areas of Brain Responsible for Voice and Face Recognition. Science Daily (Sep. 12, 2011)