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Apr 23, 2015, 08:18 ET

New Guideline on How to Treat the One in 10 Who Experience a First Seizure

 In order to help doctors treat the millions of people who experience their first seizure each year, the American Academy of Neurology and...

Apr 16, 2015, 16:54 ET

Epilepsy Drug May Preserve Eyesight for People with MS

A drug commonly taken to prevent seizures in epilepsy may surprisingly protect the eyesight of people with multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a...

Apr 14, 2015, 16:59 ET

Experimental Drug That May Repair Nerve Damage in MS Moves Forward

A new study suggests that an investigational drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) may repair myelin, the fatty material that protects nerves and is...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:59 ET

Medical Marijuana Liquid Extract May Bring Hope for Children with Severe Epilepsy

 A medicinal liquid form of marijuana may show promise as a treatment for children with severe epilepsy that is not responding to other...

Mar 11, 2015, 11:03 ET

University of Cambridge Neurologist Awarded Dystel Prize for MS Research

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the National Multiple Sclerosis Society are awarding the 2015 John Dystel Prize for MS Research to...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:55 ET

Two ALS Researchers Win Sheila Essey Award

The American Academy of Neurology and the Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association are awarding the 2015 Sheila Essey Award to Robert P....

Mar 11, 2015, 10:48 ET

Two East Coast Researchers to Receive $100,000 Potamkin Prize for Alzheimer's Research

The American Academy of Neurology and the American Brain Foundation are awarding the 2015 Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's and...

Mar 11, 2015, 10:41 ET

American Academy of Neurology Announces 2015 Research Award Winners

Nearly two dozen scientific research awards are being bestowed upon researchers around the world this year by the American Academy of...

Feb 26, 2015, 17:15 ET

Can Coffee Reduce Your Risk of MS?

Drinking coffee may be associated with a lower risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study released today that will be...

Feb 25, 2015, 18:18 ET

Helmet Add-Ons May Not Lower Concussion Risk in Athletes

Football helmet add-ons such as outer soft-shell layers, spray treatments, helmet pads and fiber sheets may not significantly help lower the risk...

Feb 24, 2015, 18:25 ET

Skin Test May Shed New Light on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's Diseases

Scientists have discovered a skin test that may shed new light on Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, according to a study released today will be...

Feb 24, 2015, 09:01 ET

Resistance to Aspirin Tied to More Severe Strokes

 People who exhibit a resistance to aspirin may be more likely to have more severe strokes than people who still respond to the drug, according...

Feb 23, 2015, 00:21 ET

Experimenting Preteens May Have Different Brain Processes

 Preteens who experiment or explore new things may have brain processes that work differently than those of preteens who do not, according to a...

Feb 20, 2015, 10:30 ET

People with Multiple Sclerosis May Have Lower Levels of Key Nutrients

Women with multiple sclerosis (MS) may have lower levels of important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients, such as folate from food and...

Feb 18, 2015, 19:25 ET

Help for People with Muscle Cramps?

A new treatment may bring hope for people who suffer from muscle cramps or spasms from neuromuscular disorders, diseases such as multiple sclerosis...

Oct 14, 2014, 14:00 ET

Guideline Offers Direction in Genetic Testing for Certain Types of Muscular Dystrophy

A new guideline from the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)...

Jun 26, 2014, 18:23 ET

Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht Named Spokesperson for American Academy of Neurology and American Brain Foundation

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Brain Foundation have named Ben Utecht, former NFL tight end and Super Bowl champion with...

Apr 28, 2014, 16:28 ET

AAN Issues Findings on Use of Medical Marijuana in Treatment of Certain Brain Diseases

A review by the American Academy of Neurology of available scientific research on the use of medical marijuana in brain diseases finds certain...

Apr 24, 2014, 17:11 ET

Study Suggests Targeting B Cells May Help with MS

A new study suggests that targeting B cells, which are a type of white blood cell in the immune system, may be associated with reduced disease...

Apr 24, 2014, 10:03 ET

Study Examines Risk of Early Death for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment

One of the first studies to look at a relationship between death and the two types of mild cognitive impairment (MCI), or problems with memory and...