Neurology News

Monkeypox and Neurology

11 Aug 2022

The World Health Organization recently declared monkeypox a global public health emergency of international concern. Monkeypox is a viral zoonosis caused by a double-stranded DNA virus in the Orthopoxvirus genus, transmitted to humans from animals -- with symptoms similar to smallpox although clinically less severe.

Cell by cell, scientists are building a high-resolution map of brain changes in Alzheimer’s disease

28 Jul 2022

A massive dataset of 1.2M brain cells shines a light on disease’s cellular roots.

 

 

 

 

New study finds pulsed MRI system could deliver drugs to the brain

21 Jul 2022

Combined MRI/neuromodulation/drug delivery system could revolutionize mental health and neurological therapy

 

 

 

 

Discovery of a Potential Parkinson's Trigger Could Lead to New Treatments

21 Jul 2022

New research in the journal Brain that takes scientists one step closer to understanding α-synuclein (αSyn), a key protein that they found links inflammation and Parkinson’s disease.

 

 

 

Diagnosis of early-stage Parkinson's disease now possible with new method developed at Hebrew University

15 Jul 2022

Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) researchers, led by Professor Aviv Mezer, realize that the cellular changes in Parkinson's could possibly be revealed by adapting a related technique, known as quantitative MRI (qMRI) enabling them to look at microstructures within the part of the deep brain known as the striatum – an organ which is known to deteriorate during the progress of Parkinson's disease.  

 

 

 

The Secrets of Covid ‘Brain Fog’ Are Starting to Lift

1 Jul 2022

Scientists are getting closer to understanding the neurology behind the memory problems and cognitive fuzziness that an infection can trigger.

 

 

 

New imaging method may predict risk of post-treatment brain bleeding after stroke

17 Jun 2022

In a study of stroke patients, investigators confirmed through MRI brain scans that there was an association between the extent of disruption to the brain’s protective blood-brain barrier and the severity of bleeding following invasive stroke therapy. 

 

 

 

Information Transfer in the Brain

26 May 2022

Researchers discover a new mechanism responsible for information transfer between different regions of the brain.  Discovery of the mechanism may contribute to the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

 

 

 

Using light and sound to reveal rapid brain activity in unprecedented detail

19 May 2022

Duke researchers use a combination of hardware innovations and machine learning algorithms to create the fastest photoacoustic imaging tool available.