Neurological disorders

April 10, 2018 - 1:39 am
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like...
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April 10, 2018 - 12:21 am
Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer's disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today. The move is aimed at improving research, by using more objective criteria like...
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FILE - In this Oct. 15, 1988, file photo, Los Angeles Dodgers' Kirk Gibson celebrates as he rounds the bases after hitting a game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to defeat the Oakland Athletics 5-4 in the first game of the World Series, at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. The Dodgers will pay tribute to one of baseball’s most celebrated home runs by introducing a “Kirk Gibson seat” in right field at Dodger Stadium. (AP Photo/Rusty Kennedy, File)
March 20, 2018 - 8:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Dodgers will pay tribute to one of baseball's most celebrated home runs by introducing a "Kirk Gibson seat" at Dodger Stadium. The seat will be added in the right field pavilion at the spot where Gibson's game-ending homer landed in the 1988 World Series opener...
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In this Feb. 25, 2012 photo, Professor Stephen Hawking poses beside a lamp titled 'black hole light' by inventor Mark Champkins, presented to him during his visit to the Science Museum in London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, died early Wednesday, March 18, 2018, a University of Cambridge spokesman said. He was 76. (Anthony Devlin/PA via AP)
March 14, 2018 - 12:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — In his final years, the only thing connecting the brilliant physicist to the outside world was a couple of inches of frayed nerve in his cheek. As slowly as a word per minute, Stephen Hawking used the twitching of the muscle under his right eye to grind out his thoughts on a custom-...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2015 file photo, Professor Stephen Hawking arrives for the Interstellar Live show at the Royal Albert Hall in central London. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)
March 14, 2018 - 10:01 am
LONDON (AP) — Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died. He was 76. Hawking died at his home in Cambridge, England, according to a statement by the University of Cambridge. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time,...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 21, 1999 file photo Professor Stephen Hawking smiles during a news conference at the University of Potsdam, near Berlin, Germany. Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday, March 14, 2018.(AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, File)
March 14, 2018 - 7:09 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease (all times local): 11:05 a.m. A spokesman for Sweden's Royal Academy of Sciences that hands out the Nobel Prizes in physics says...
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March 14, 2018 - 6:49 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Janice R. Naegele, Wesleyan University (THE CONVERSATION) Scientists have known for about two decades that some neurons – the fundamental cells in the brain that transmit signals – are...
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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2012, file photo, former New York Jets defensive end Mark Gastineau speaks during halftime of an NFL football game between the Jets and the Houston Texans in East Rutherford, N.J. Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help former players like him who are dealing with football-related health issues. Gastineau says during a radio interview Thursday night, March 8, 2018, that he wants ailing players to be “treated right” by the NFL. The 61-year-old Gastineau announced last year that he was diagnosed with dementia, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
March 09, 2018 - 10:01 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mark Gastineau made an emotional plea to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to help him and former players who are dealing with what he claims are football-related health issues. The former New York Jets star said during a radio interview on 710 WOR Radio in New York that aired Thursday...
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February 23, 2018 - 6:43 am
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Larry Lemmons, Texas Tech University and Asheley R. Landrum, Texas Tech University (THE CONVERSATION) Twenty years ago, images of staggering cattle and descriptions of brains resembling...
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Bill Gurolnick rides his bike near his home in Northbrook, Ill., on Feb. 20, 2018. Gurolnick, who turns 87 in March 2018, is participating in a study at Northwestern University that researchers hope will help them understand why some people in their 80s and 90s are able to keep the same sharp memory as someone 20 or 30 years younger. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford)
February 22, 2018 - 11:56 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's pretty extraordinary for people in their 80s and 90s to keep the same sharp memory as someone several decades younger, and now scientists are peeking into the brains of these "superagers" to uncover their secret. The work is the flip side of the disappointing hunt for new...
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