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AAAS elects NJIT professor as Fellow for math modeling research on the brain
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) will announce tomorrow that Robert Miura, PhD, a professor in the departments of mathematical sciences and biomedical engineering at New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), was elected a AAAS Fellow. Miura, who is also acting chair of NJIT's mathematical sciences department, is one of only four individuals this year to receive this honor in mathematics. (2005-10-27)

Genes may not be to blame for link between migraine and heart disease
A new study suggests that genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura. The research is published during Headache/Migraine Awareness Month in the inaugural issue of the journal Neurology Genetics, an open access, or free to the public, online-only, peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Neurology. (2015-07-02)

How Wagner's operas held secrets of his disabling migraines and headaches
In a paper published in the Christmas edition of The BMJ, researchers have looked at how German composer Richard Wagner's disabling migraines and headaches influenced his operas. (2013-12-12)

Hebrew University student developing drug to treat epilepsy, migraines, chronic pain
Nina Isoherranen, a Ph.D. candidate at the Hebrew University School of Pharmacy, was awarded a Kaye Innovation Award this week for developing a new medication to treat epilepsy, migraine headaches, and chronic pain that does not cause birth defects in animal models, unlike other medicines currently used to treat epilepsy. (2002-06-06)

Australia-India collaboration aims to make migraine therapy a reality
A collaboration between QUT (Queensland University of Technology) and Indian life science company, Avesthagen Limited, is paving the way for migraine genetics research to be translated into a new vitamin B-based preventive therapy. (2015-06-14)

Is your migraine preventive treatment balanced between drugs' benefits and harms?
Migraine headaches are a major cause of ill health and a reduced quality of life. A new review of the medications, which may help to prevent episodic migraines, appears in the Journal of General Internal Medicine, published by Springer. The authors, Tatyana Shamliyan from the University of Minnesota School of Public Health, and her colleagues, compare published research on drugs to find those which offer the best migraine prevention coupled with the fewest adverse side-effects. (2013-04-17)

Cholesterol drugs lower risk of stroke for elderly too
Elderly people who take a cholesterol drug after a stroke or mini-stroke lower their risk of having another stroke just as much as younger people in the same situation, according to research published in the Sept. 3, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-09-03)

Diabetes, high blood pressure may cause people with Alzheimer's disease to die sooner
People with Alzheimer's disease who also have diabetes or high blood pressure may die sooner than people without such disorders, according to a study published in the Nov. 4, 2008, issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-11-03)

First detailed picture of migraine attack
Every eight adult Swede suffers from migraine. Using a new method, researchers at G├Âteborg have managed for the first time ever to provide a detailed picture of an untreated attack. This will be of great significance for the development of new forms of treatment. (2005-08-19)

Does migraine affect income or income affect migraine?
Studies show that migraine is more common among people with lower incomes. This relationship is examined in a study published in the August 28, 2013, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology, looking at whether developing migraines limits people's educational and career achievements, leading to a lower income status, or whether problems related to low income such as stressful life events and poor access to health care increase the likelihood of developing migraines. (2013-08-28)

Herbal, nutritional supplements linked to ocular side effects
An estimated 42 percent of Americans use herbal medicines or nutritional supplements. Many people taking these products and their physicians are unaware of the adverse reactions they can cause. An Oregon Health & Science University researcher reviewed reported cases of ocular side effects associated with these products. His findings are published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology this month. (2004-10-14)

Gene may put women with migraine at increased risk of heart disease and stroke
Women who experience migraine with aura appear to be at an increased risk of heart disease and stroke if they have a certain gene, according to a study published in the July 30, 2008, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. (2008-07-30)

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