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Stroke Can Be Caused by Gut Bug
In a case reported in a poster session, a team describes a patient whose infection with E. cloacae caused a stroke.
What Dementia Looks Like over Age 95
To better define the neuropathology of people over age 95 with and without dementia, a Mayo Clinic team in Jacksonville, FL and Rochester, MN examined results of autopsies of 137 patients.
New Organization Tracks Off-Label ALS Treatments
The American ALS Research Group created ALSUntangled to scientifically review alternative or off-label treatments and allow patients with ALS to make more informed decisions about whether to try these remedies
Military Service Blamed for ALS
The causes of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) remain a mystery but a Danish study offers one clue: serving in the military seems to increase ALS risk.
Abnormal Eating and Sucrose Preference in Dementia
While abnormal eating behaviors are recognized in behavioral frontotemportal dementia (bvFTD) patients, not much has been reported has been found on the effects on their metabolic health until recently, according to lead author Rebekah Ahmed, MD. The study is due to be presented in a poster session on Apr. 20 at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, DC.
Age and Executive Capacity Linked to Auditory Stimuli
Age and the level of the brain’s executive capacity (EC) are connected to the attention that adults give to novel auditory stimuli, according to Kirk Daffner, MD, chief of the division of Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology and director of the Center for Brain/Mind Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. The findings are set to be presented in a poster session on Apr. 20 at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, DC.
Age Hurts Motor Response Inhibition
As healthy adults age their motor response inhibition may become impaired, according to Ali Shoraka, MD, a Researcher Coordinator at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL. The study is due to be presented in a poster session on Apr. 20 at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in Washington, DC.

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