Manganese is an essential nutrient for growing bones and cartilage. A new study led by Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis uncovers a link between inability to use this essential mineral and severe adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (curvature of the spine).
Progressive multiple sclerosis (MS) is a form of disease causes long-term disability but there no many treatment options. In a phase 2 trial involving patients with progressive MS, ibudilast provided new hope for slower progression of brain atrophy. The study also demonstrated that the main side effects of the drug were headaches, depression and gastrointestinal problems, says a new study supported by NINDS and published in NEJM.
Even mild physical activity, on par with yoga and tai chi, immediately enhances the consolidation of memories, according to a new study published in PNAS.
Amazingly, pilot data from a study show that national football league (NFL) teams win more night games versus afternoon games. According to this study reported by American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) fewer mental errors happen at night compared to afternoon. Circadian rhythms hold the key.
Human growth hormone sheds light on rehabilitation phase after a stroke, according to study published in the Stroke. Research in mice demonstrate the potential to improve cognitive abilities such as memory and learning in stroke survivors.