Monthly Archives: March 2011

PubMed Mobile Web App

Recently the U.S. National Library of Medicine (NLM) launched a mobile friendly version of PubMed. According to NLM, there has been a significant increase in mobile browsing for medical content and they have already created several mobile medical web apps. … Continue reading

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CME Outfitters, LLC has Strong Showing at Alliance 2011

CME Outfitters, LLC, a best in class continuing medical education company, made an impactful showing at the 36th annual Alliance for CME conference, which took place in San Francisco, CA in January of this year. Notable happenings were two posters: … Continue reading

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New Guideline to Manage Psychosis With Co-existing Substance Misuse

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) (UK) has published a new clinical guideline that aims to help ensure people diagnosed with a form of psychosis, who also misuse substances, can be identified and treated effectively Approximately 40% of … Continue reading

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Gene Therapy Shows Promise in Treating Parkinson’s in Humans

A study aimed at the treatment of patients with medically refractory Parkinson’s disease (PD), showed promising phase 2 results for a therapeutic approach to determine the safety and efficacy of AAV-GAD gene transfer into the subthalamic nucleus (STN) region of … Continue reading

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Brain Awareness Week 2011

Brain Awareness Week (BAW) is March 14-20, 2011. BAW is the global campaign to increase public awareness about the progress and benefits of brain research. Every March BAW unites the efforts of organizations worldwide in a week-long celebration of the … Continue reading

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Warm Weather May Affect Cognition in Patients with MS

Research to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 63rd Annual Meeting in Honolulu April 9 to April 16, 2011, found that warmer weather may make it harder for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to learn, remember or process … Continue reading

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MRI to Spot the Early Stages of Alzheimer’s Disease

Researchers at the National Institute for Health Research Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the Maudsley Hospital, London, Kings College London, and the Karolinska Hospital, Stockholm, Sweden, are field testing an ‘Automated MRI’ software package that compares a patient’s … Continue reading

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America Is Sleepy But Connected

According to the latest National Sleep Foundation‘s (NSF) 2011 Sleep in America® poll, respondents reported that they are dissatisfied with the amount of sleep that they get during the week and technology is used extensively before bedtime. The NSF poll … Continue reading

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Silk Moth Antenna Inspiration for New Nanotechnology Tool – Implications for Neurodegenerative Disease

New nanotechnology recently published online in Nature Nanotechnology, may have implications for Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. A special coating on the nanotunnels of a silk moth’s antenna is the inspiration for a similar oily layer on synthetic nanopores. Nanopores … Continue reading

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Unrecognized bipolar disorder in primary care patients with depression

According to a study published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, As many as 1 in 5 people being treated for depression in primary care could have undiagnosed bipolar disorder. Individuals who were being treated for depression (n=3,117) by their … Continue reading

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