Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

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Delayed word processing could indicate MCI patients’ likelihood of developing Alzheimer's

Friday, October 20, 2017
A delayed neurological response to processing the written word could be an indicator that a patient with mild memory problems is at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer's disease, research led by the University of Birmingham has discovered.

What is a decompressive craniectomy?

Friday, October 20, 2017
We look at decompressive craniectomy, a technique to reduce skull pressure. Included is detail on the procedure, recovery process, and when they’re needed.

Alzheimer's: Word processing duration may predict onset

Friday, October 20, 2017
Delayed word processing may predict the onset of Alzheimer's disease, scientists find. The research may lead to new testing practices.

Penn researchers functionally dissect gene variant linked to FTLD

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Seven years ago, Penn Medicine researchers showed that mutations in the TMEM106B gene significantly increased a person's risk of frontotemporal lobar degeneration (FTLD), the second most common cause of dementia in those under 65.

Are migraines a self-defense mechanism?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Migraines can severely impact daily functioning and productivity, but could they actually be a mark of the brain's self-protective mechanism?

What you need to know about dyskinesia

Thursday, October 19, 2017
We look at dyskinesia, including the main symptoms and treatment options. Learn more about this condition that results in involuntary movements here.

What is akathisia and why does it occur?

Thursday, October 19, 2017
Learn about akathisia, a symptom that is sometimes caused by taking certain medications. This article looks at the causes, signs, and treatment options.

Study: People with anxiety, depression experience more frequent migraines

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
In a study of 588 patients who attended an outpatient headache clinic, more frequent migraines were experienced by participants with symptoms of anxiety and depression. In the Headache study, poor sleep quality was also found to be an independent predictor of more severe depression and anxiety symptoms.

Researchers reveal how to boost brain power

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Can we train our brains to improve our working memory and boost our learning capacities? A new study reveals which brain-training task is most effective.

When it comes to rewards, the brain prefers not to wait

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Decision-making is partly controlled by reward pathways. Recent research examines how waiting time affects this dopamine-based system.


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