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New ALS Therapy in Clinical Trials

Washington University in St. Louis

New research led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates an investigational therapy for an inherited form of ALS extends survival and reverses signs of neuromuscular damage in mice and rats. The findings, published July 16 in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, have led to a phase one/two clinical trial to investigate whether the drug could benefit people with ALS whose disease is caused by mutations in a gene called SOD1.

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Article ID: 697465

Nonsuicidal Self- Injury Among Adolescents

Family Institute at Northwestern University

Nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) refers to deliberate, socially unacceptable destruction of one’s own body tissue performed without the intention to die

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Researchers Shrink Tumors in Mice by Manipulating Brain's Reward System

American Technion Society

Researchers at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have successfully shrunk cancerous tumors in mice by manipulating the brain’s reward system. The intervention caused the nervous system to stimulate the immune system.

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Aphasia: A Disruption in Communication

LifeBridge Health

Most people who are familiar with the term associate it with stroke (i.e., brain damage caused by disrupted blood flow to the brain). But aphasia, an impairment of language, is not always caused by stroke.

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Researchers Trace Parkinson’s Damage in the Heart

University of Wisconsin-Madison

A new way to examine stress and inflammation in the heart will help Parkinson’s researchers test new therapies and explore an unappreciated way the disease puts people at risk of falls and hospitalization.

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Concussion May Bring Greater Risks for Athletes with ADHD

American Academy of Neurology (AAN)

Athletes who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) may be at greater risk for experiencing persistent anxiety and depression after a concussion than people who do not have ADHD, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Concussion Conference in Indianapolis, July 20 to 22, 2018. ADHD is a brain disorder that affects attention and behavior.

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