December 06, 2013: New Combo Approach May Ease Severe 'Ringing in the Ears'
Small, early study used electrical nerve stimulation and tone therapy for hard-to-treat tinnitus

November 27, 2013: Study Sheds Light on Link Between Pesticides, Parkinson's
Gene mutation combined with exposure to chemicals used in farming may trigger degenerative disease

September 25, 2013: New Robotic Leg Gets Closer to the Real Thing, Study Says
State-of-the-art prosthesis relies on user's nerve signals

July 11, 2013: Number of Nerve Fibers Near Prostate Tumor Tied to Aggressiveness
Study raises the possibility of a new way to predict prognosis, tailor treatments

June 05, 2013: New Kind of Therapy Shows Early Promise in MS Patients
Approach may shield patients' immune systems to allow safer treatment, study suggests

June 05, 2013: Mind Control Moves Model Helicopter in Study
Such brain-computer interfaces have potential to help people with paralysis, researcher says

November 29, 2012: Nerve Stimulation May Restore Hand Function After Spinal Injury
But success was temporary in small, early study

September 19, 2012: New Pill Shows Promise Against Relapsing Multiple Sclerosis
The relapse rate was nearly halved after 2 years, researchers find

July 17, 2012: Drug Widely Used to Treat MS May Not Slow Progression
But study didn't look at interferon beta's effect on quality of life, disease flares

July 17, 2012: Sodium Buildup in Brain Linked to Disability in MS Patients
Those with advanced-stage multiple sclerosis have high levels of the mineral, study says

June 18, 2012: Sleep Apnea May Be Linked to Nerve Damage in Diabetics
Sleeping disorder seems to play role in diabetic peripheral neuropathy; more research needed

June 06, 2012: Exercise Appears to Ease Nerve-Damage Pain in Rat Study
Reducing inflammation may make a difference, researchers say

May 23, 2012: Cell Transplant Tested as Treatment for Nerve Pain in Mice
Findings might someday help people living with chronic pain

March 13, 2012: Gene Discovery Gives Clues to a Childhood Cancer
90% of neuroblastomas hit kids under 10, but they're more likely to survive than teen patients

March 13, 2012: Long Space Missions May Harm Astronauts' Eyes
Studying effects of microgravity could improve understanding of 'intracranial hypertension' cases

March 09, 2012: Researchers ID Gene for Neck Disorder
Cervical dystonia is a painful condition in which the neck muscles force the head to move involuntarily

February 24, 2012: Prediabetes Not to Blame for Nerve Damage: Study
Doctors should seek other causes of condition known as polyneuropathy

January 25, 2012: Many Docs Use Costly MRIs to Diagnose Nerve Condition: Study
Cheaper tests to spot diabetes-linked nerve damage are effective, researchers say

December 12, 2011: Acupuncture Might Ease Chemotherapy Pain
Patients in small, preliminary study had pain relief in calves, feet

April 11, 2011: New Pill for MS Shows Promise in Clinical Trial
Experimental medication slowed the rate of brain atrophy and disease progression and relapse, study found

March 28, 2011: Seeing Others Scratch Can Trigger Your Own Itch
'Contagious itching' similar to 'contagious yawning,' researchers say

March 24, 2011: Children With Tourette Syndrome Have Better Motor Control, Study Finds
Enhanced abilities likely result from brain changes linked to constantly repressing tics, researchers say

November 10, 2010: Source of an Itch Studied in Mice
Same nerve cells that cause burn-related pain involved in itchiness, research shows

October 13, 2010: Gulf War Nerve Agent Tied to Late-Onset Heart Damage in Mice
Signs appeared 10 weeks after exposure to low-dose sarin, researchers found

October 04, 2010: 1 in 4 HIV Patients Have Neurological Diseases: Study
Problems such as seizures, dementia are major causes of patients' disability, researchers say

October 02, 2010: Brain Stimulation Can Affect Which Hand You Favor
Further study might help victims of stroke and other brain injuries, researchers say

September 24, 2010: Post-Op Pain May Be Due to Immune Reaction: Study
Nerve inflammation, not surgeon error, may be to blame, researchers say

September 22, 2010: Injections May Relieve Drooling in Nerve-Damaged Kids
Botulinum toxin's effect lasted up to 33 weeks in some, including cerebral palsy patients, study finds

July 13, 2010: Can Self-Hypnosis Help Tourette Patients Control Tics?
Small study finds benefit for young people, but another expert says the research is too preliminary

June 23, 2010: Mouse Study Sheds Light on Diabetes-Heart Disease Link
Blood sugar woes may hamper important nerve cell signaling, scientists say

May 13, 2010: Health Tip: Why Do Some Diabetics Have Nerve Damage?
Common reasons for diabetic neuropathy

May 12, 2010: Study Challenges Key Autism Theory
Brain scans show neuron system central to communication works normally in people with disorder

May 11, 2010: Sickle Cell Disease Tied to Cognitive Difficulties
Lowered blood oxygen levels may be to blame, researchers say

May 06, 2010: Genetic Research Sheds Light on Chronic Pain
Mouse study may lead to new drugs to help people who don't respond to existing treatments

April 29, 2010: Scientists Find Cause of Involuntary Mirror Movements
Gene mutation impacts how the brain communicates with limbs, researcher says

April 14, 2010: Gene Mutation Ups Risk of Sudden Death in People with Epilepsy
Patients who have gene variant are 10 times more likely to die without warning, study finds

April 08, 2010: Simple Memory Test May Detect Early Alzheimer's
A brief self-assessment that patients can take in the waiting room may lead to earlier diagnosis, better treatment

April 01, 2010: Researchers Boost Post-Heart Attack Survival in Mice
Nerve growth factor therapy helped heal damaged heart muscle, study found

March 10, 2010: Gene Mutations Identified for Charcot-Marie-Tooth Syndrome
Researcher's personal genome used to study neurological disorder

March 10, 2010: Longtime Smokers May Find Protection From Parkinson's
Finding could help unravel mysteries of neurological and motor disease

March 03, 2010: Glaucoma Begins in Mid-Brain, Not in Eye, Research Shows
Animal study shows degeneration occurring in reverse order than commonly believed

February 09, 2010: Drug May Ease Cognitive Effects of Huntington's
Small study reports improvement in thinking skills

December 30, 2009: Nerve Stimulation Device Doesn't Ease Most Back Pain
Review finds little evidence of relief with technology called TENS

November 16, 2009: Research Sheds Light on Causes of Parkinson's
Gene mutations linked to both common and rarer hereditary forms of disease

November 02, 2009: Restless Legs May Vary by Race and Gender
Blacks are less likely, women more, to develop the disorder, study finds

September 30, 2009: Drug Combo May Offer Best Relief for Nerve Pain
People not helped by one medication feel better with two, study shows

September 01, 2009: Two Treatments Equally Effective for Chronic Pelvic Pain
Nerve disruption no better than laparoscopic surgery, study finds

September 01, 2009: Corticosteroids Treat Bell's Palsy
Adding antivirals helps even more with condition that can paralyze the face, review finds

August 05, 2009: DEET in Bug Spray Tied to Neural Damage in Mice
More research needed to see if compound has same effect in humans, experts say

July 31, 2009: After Neuroblastoma, Chronic Problems Often Await
Survivors are found to have more health and social issues years later