Posts in 'Medical Research'

Epilepsy Drug Therapies To Be Improved by New Targeted Approach

In the News, Medical Research

Via: Neuroscience News Source: University of Liverpool New research from the University of Liverpool, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute in Milan, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has identified a protein that could help patients with epilepsy respond more positively to drug therapies. Epilepsy continues to be a serious health problem... Read More

Spare the Surgery: Drugs may Combat Hydrocephalus, Yale Study Finds

In the News, Medical Research

Via: MDLinx.com Information courtesy Yale School of Medicine News Clinically available drugs may help combat a potentially lethal form of hydrocephalus now treated mainly by brain surgery, a new Yale–led study has found. Post–hemorrhagic hydrocephalus (PHH), characterized by a buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) following hemorrhage of blood vessels in the brain, affects one in... Read More

Treadmill Exercise, Electroacupuncture May Benefit Cerebral Palsy Patients, Study Suggests

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Patricia Anacia, PHD Via Cerebral Palsy News Today Treadmill training and electroacupuncture (EA) improved behavioral recovery in rats with cerebral palsy (CP), finds a Korean study, “Comparative analysis of the beneficial effects of treadmill training and electroacupuncture in a rat model of neonatal hypoxia-ischemia,” that appeared in the International Journal of Molecular Medicine. In premature... Read More

How Do I Find Out About Clinical Trials in My Area?

In the News, Medical Research, Updates

In a previous blog, we covered what clinical trials are, the 4 FDA-mandated phases of a trial, the benefits and risks of participating, what current clinical trials relate to cerebral palsy and what might be involved in qualifying for one. The next step is learning how to find clinical trials in your area. Read More

Clinical Trials and Cerebral Palsy: The Basics

In the News, Medical Research, Updates

As with most medical conditions, cerebral palsy does not have just one treatment. Considered “incurable,” the condition of cerebral palsy results in a lifelong quest for improvements, not cures. Read More

Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation Shown to Impact Walking Patterns

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In a step towards improving rehabilitation for patients with walking impairments, researchers from the Kennedy Krieger Institute found that non-invasive stimulation of the cerebellum, an area of the brain known to be essential in adaptive learning, helped healthy individuals learn a new walking pattern more rapidly. The findings suggest that cerebellar transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) may be a valuable therapy tool to aid people relearning how to walk following a stroke or other brain injury. Read More

The Importance of Education in a CP Child’s Life

In the News, Medical Research

Happy New Year! As 2011 begins, we at CP Family Network will focus on a series of blogs on education for children with cerebral palsy. Our children have different levels of CP from being bedridden to being able to attend class. They all need some type of education. There are many challenges and each child’s... Read More

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