Jan 18, 2019
Investigation evaluates effects of environmental exposures on neurologic disorders
New systematic approach identifies herbicide linuron as inflammation activator.
Jan 17, 2019
Study shows mavoglurant improves eye gaze behavior in fragile X syndrome patients
Researchers find that mavoglurant, an experimental drug known as an mGluR5 negative modulator, can positively modify a key characteristic behavior in individuals with fragile X syndrome.
Jan 16, 2019
Pioneering surgery restores movement to children paralyzed by acute flaccid myelitis
An innovative and complex surgery involving nerve transfers is restoring hope and transforming lives torn apart by this mysterious and devastating illness.
Jan 15, 2019
3D-printed implant promotes nerve cell growth to treat spinal cord injury
In rat models, the novel scaffolding mimicked natural anatomy and boosted stem cell-based treatment; the approach is scalable to humans and advances effort toward clinical trials.
Jan 14, 2019
Blood-brain barrier breakdown an early driver of dementia
Leaky brain capillaries and cognitive dysfunction linked, regardless of amyloid plaques.
Jan 11, 2019
Excessive body fat around the middle linked to smaller brain size
Carrying extra body fat, especially around the middle, may be linked to brain shrinkage.
Jan 10, 2019
Researchers identify a new leukodystrophy in children and its potential cure
The gene that causes the disease is called DEGS1 and its defect may be counteracted with fingolimod, a drug currently used to treat multiple sclerosis.
Jan 08, 2019
Essential nutrient may help fight Alzheimer disease across generations
Study investigates the effects of choline, an important nutrient that may hold promise in the war against the memory-stealing disorder.
Jan 07, 2019
How does solid stress from brain tumors cause neuronal loss, neurologic dysfunction?
Study also finds that lithium treatment may protect against the effects of brain tissue compression.
Jan 03, 2019
AAN calls for uniformity of brain death determination
The American Academy of Neurology is calling for uniform brain death laws, policies and practices.