Exergaming and Older Adult Cognition: A Cluster Randomized Clinical Trial

submitted by: gowanc
Background: Dementia cases may reach 100 million by 2050. Interventions are sought to curb or prevent cognitive decline. Exercise yields cognitive benef?ts, but few older adults exercise. Virtual reality–enhanced exercise or “exergames” may elicit greater participation. Purpose: To test the following hypotheses: (1) stationary cycling with virtual reality tours (“cybercycle”) will enhance executive function and clinical status more than traditional exercise; (2) exercise...
Authors: Cay Anderson-Hanley, PhD, Paul Arciero

Deep Brain Stimulation in Tourette Syndrome: A Description of 3 Patients With Excellent Outcome.

submitted by: WentzMR

Dr. Rodolfo Savica, Neurologist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the January 2012 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings showcasing 3 highly successful outcomes in patients with Tourette syndrome who underwent deep brain stimulation. Available at: http://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(11)00012-7/fulltext

Targeted Drug Melts Fat in Obese Monkeys

submitted by: mdanderson
An anti-obesity drug that homes in on and destroys blood vessels that support fat reduced the weight of obese rhesus monkeys by 11 percent in one month. It also trimmed their waistlines by eradicating 27 percent of their abdominal fat. Obesity raises a person's risk for developing breast, ovarian, prostate, colon and other cancers and also hinders treatment for cancer patients. Scientists at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center who developed the drug discuss results of the...

Clinical & Radiologic Correlations of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome.

submitted by: mcgheekkm
Dr. Jonathan Graff Radford from the Neurology Department at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing as an Online First article and in the print issue of the November 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on radiologic findings of Central Pontine Myelinolysis Syndrome and their correlation to clinical outcomes. Available at: http://mayoclinicproceedings.com/content/early/recent

DECIDE Science Gateway demo for the 1st periodic review

submitted by: barbera

This video shows how the Science Gateway of the DECIDE project (www.eu-decide.eu) works. The video has been shown at the 1st periodic review.

Exercise as a Preventive or Disease-Modifying Treatment of Dementia

submitted by: mcgheekkm

Dr. Eric J. Ahlskog, from the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, discusses his article appearing in the September 2011 issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings on the effect of exercise in dementia and the aging brain. Available at: http://tinyurl.com/3cb65dy