Neurology News

In its later stages, meningitis can cause distinct marks on the skin that look like a rash. In this article, we look at the symptoms of meningitis and pictures of the rash. We also discuss other possible causes of these marks.

New research discovers a mechanism that may explain why exposure to manganese induces Parkinson's symptoms. The findings may aid diagnosis and treatment.

Mushrooms are tasty and nutritious, but can they protect the brain from cognitive decline? That is what researchers from Singapore aim to find out.

New findings suggest that having a stroke can disturb the gut's bacterial balance for the long term, which could prevent the brain from healing.

An analysis of trial results reveals the mechanism through which the cancer drug nilotinib increases brain dopamine in people with Parkinson's disease.

New research finds that risk factors affecting the health of our blood vessels ? such as smoking, obesity, or diabetes ? may also impair brain health.

Many factors can cause a muscle twitch, including exercise, nutrient deficiencies, and health conditions that affect the nervous system. Muscle twitches are not usually serious. In this article, we look at the causes, treatment, and prevention of muscle twitches.

How does sleep act in the brain, at the cellular level? A new study in zebrafish identifies and explains the beneficial effects of slumber.

Researchers are currently assessing a new model that offers an alternative explanation of how our brains form complex connections between distinct ideas.

A recent systematic review suggests that exercise improves not only motor function in people with Parkinson's disease, but also their memory.

New research in rodents uncovers mental health benefits of microdosing but also identifies potential effects on neuronal growth and metabolism.

Adults aged 50 and older who watched TV for 3.5 hours or more per day had greater verbal memory decline after 6 years than those who watched less TV.

A study finds that listening to music can significantly impair performance on tasks that need creativity compared with doing them in a quiet environment.

New research finds that environmental cues related to drugs can strengthen memories and implicitly make addictive habits harder to kick.

Clumps of faulty TDP-43 protein inside nerve cells are common in ALS and other neurological diseases. Could this new technique offer a way to prevent them?

A series of clinical trials have concluded that a new therapy, alongside a novel method of delivery, could be effective in treating Parkinson's disease.

A new review suggests that the prefrontal cortex, a brain area involved in planning and decision making, has a 'reciprocal relationship' with obesity.

Changes in communication between sensory and motor areas of the brain after lower limb amputation could explain phantom sensation, even without pain.

A new study in mice shows a previously unknown effect of vitamin D deficiency on the brain. The findings may explain why vitamin D is key for brain health.

A laboratory screen found that a compound in the Yerba santa medicinal plant protects against several age-related triggers of death in mouse nerve cells.

In this Spotlight, we look at the origins of spoken language, where language is present in the brain, and how the languages we speak shape our world.

There are 10 early signs and symptoms of dementia, including misplacing things, difficulty solving problems, and confusing times and places. Learn about the other signs in this article.

New research helps explain why some glioblastoma tumors respond to immunotherapy whereas the majority of these aggressive cancers do not.

Researchers have reversed symptoms of depression, such as anhedonia and behavioral despair, in male mice with a drug that activates a gene they call SIRT1.

New research shows how brain activity in 'night owls' is different from that of 'morning larks,' and how this can affect their productivity and well-being.