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Michael J. Fox lists grand Connecticut getaway for $4.25M
Fox, who has Parkinson’s disease, calls the property “the best therapy possible.”
50 points by New York Post | Michael J. Fox Rooms Nervous system House Family room Stairway Back to the Future Tracy Pollan
New electrical stimulation therapy can help stroke patients move paralyzed hand
Dennis Thompson, HealthDay News Electrical stimulation therapy can help rewire the brain and restore some dexterity to a hand that's been paralyzed by stroke, a new clinical trial shows.
103 points by UPI | Stroke United Press International Nervous system William Randolph Hearst Medicine Central nervous system Brain News World Communications
Jamming brain receptor could make epilepsy drugs more effective
Stephen FellerNEW YORK, N.C., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Researchers found how the drug perampanel blocks AMPA receptors in the brain, which may help with the development of better treatments for epilepsy.
26 points by UPI | United Press International International News Service News World Communications William Randolph Hearst Nervous system AMPA receptor Central nervous system Brain
Birth defects in Brazil double after Zika
The pictures from Brazil are heartbreaking: baby after baby born with a small head and damaged brain after an attack by the Zika virus during pregnancy. The official numbers are equally disturbing: The rate of birth defects involving the nervous system nearly doubled across Brazil after Zika arrived.
618 points by CNN | Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Nervous system Sanjay Gupta Central nervous system Oswaldo Cruz Neuron Northeastern United States Infectious disease
Air pollution particles found in human brains
Another new concern could be on the horizon for city dwellers, particularly those living in the more polluted cities of the world, as a new study has found that certain particles found within pollution could enter the human brain -- by people breathing them in.
7967 points by CNN | Brain Neuron Cerebral cortex Human brain Cerebellum Air pollution Nervous system Frontal lobe
Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."
-2 points by Arizona Daily Star | Undergarment Nervous system Chest Cancer Central nervous system Lingerie Trousers Disease
Research: Although known for stomach-calming properties, smoking pot can make you throw up
Just as every story has at least two sides, it turns out that marijuana has some properties with opposite effects. According to research at Temple University in Philadelphia, increased use of marijuana has led to the recognition of a condition known as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome.
3 points by The Houston Chronicle | Nervous system Vomiting Central nervous system Cannabis Neurology The Colbert Report Stephen Colbert Cannabis
Promising Alzheimer's drug fails trial
Drug company Merck said Tuesday it's halting the late-stage trial of its promising Alzheimer's drug verubecestat, after an independent study found that it had "virtually no chance" of working.
1388 points by CNN | Alzheimer's disease Neuron Beta amyloid Clinical trial Nervous system Brain Amyloid Acetylcholine
Ministroke a big wakeup call
A week ago columnist Paul Harasim came to work at the Review-Journal and started seeing double. He wondered if he was having a stroke. His experience brought to mind a man he had recently interviewed, who shows how to exhibit grace under life’s pressures.
8 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Brain Nervous system Central nervous system Stroke Transient ischemic attack Neuron Visual perception Multiple sclerosis
Why you get 'food comas' after big meals
You've just finished a big meal, and you're stuffed. You're thinking of taking a walk or even a stretch before clearing the table, but the thought of just getting out of your chair seems like a challenge.
2429 points by CNN | Sleep Parasympathetic nervous system Nervous system Autonomic nervous system Meal Food Circadian rhythm Stomach
Scientists build world's tiniest hammer to bang on brain cells
Brooks HaysFeb. 2 (UPI) -- To study brain impacts at the nanoscale, researchers built the world's tiniest hammer -- the μHammer.
10 points by UPI | Neuron United Press International Nervous system Progenitor cell Stem cell Healing Developmental biology Brain
‘Your Brain on Fine Wine’: Can champagne forestall Alzheimer’s?
I turned to Dr. Sarah Banks, head of the neuropsychology program at our Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, for an official verdict, and she said that a study of the brain on fine wine does show differences in sommelier’s brains.
95 points by Las Vegas Review-Journal | Brain Human brain Sommelier Olfaction Neuron Cerebellum Nervous system Cerebral cortex
Doctor: What stumble tells us
How she handled near-fainting spell feeds perception she's preoccupied by information over-control, but that doesn't change straightforward reason for ailment, writes Ford Vox.
1674 points by CNN | Stroke Thrombosis Blood Nervous system Heart Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis Vein Artery