Neurology News


WFN–IAN Asian Department Visit Program in India 2024

13 May 2024

WFN and the Indian Academy of Neurology (IAN) are pleased to invite two Asian Oceanian colleagues to visit the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh, India. EXTENDED DEADLINE 23rd May 2024.

The search for blood-biomarkers of persistent post-concussion symptoms [JNS459 Editor's Choice]

21 May 2024

Prolonged symptoms following concussion, commonly called persistent post-concussion symptoms (PPCS), are a major public health burden that occur in up to an estimated 30% of all individuals that experience a concussion (a form of mild traumatic brain injury; mTBI)

Brain Health Around the World [World Neurology 39:2 Editor's Choice]

13 May 2024

Prof. Grisold reviews the impact of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) update, brain health, and World Brain Day.

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 460 now available

9 May 2024

Vol. 460, May 2024 now available

Prof. Alla Guekht elected ILAE President-elect

8 May 2024

World Federation of Neurology congratulates Prof. Alla Guekt on her election as President-elect of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE), 2025-29.

Remote pulmonary function testing allows for early identification of need for non-invasive ventilation in a subset of person

2 May 2024

The traditional ALS multidisciplinary clinical practice of quarterly respiratory assessment may leave some individuals in danger of developing untreated respiratory insufficiency between visits or beginning non-invasive ventilation (NIV) later than would be optimal. Remote, or home-based, pulmonary function testing (rPFT) allows patients with ALS to perform regular respiratory testing at more frequent intervals in the home. The aim of this study was to determine the clinical benefit of weekly rPFT compared to standard, quarterly in-clinic respiratory assessments

Timing initiation of non-invasive ventilation in management of ALS [JNS459 Editor's Choice]

23 Apr 2024

Non-invasive positive pressure ventilation (NIV) has become a widely accepted mode of management for ventilatory failure due to the otherwise fatal combination of upper and lower motor neuron weakness in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 

New mechanism uncovered in early stages of Alzheimer's disease

16 Apr 2024

In a new study published in Developmental Cell, researchers from the lab of Wim Annaert (VIB-KU Leuven) have identified a novel mechanism potentially connected to the early stages of AD.

eNeurologicalSci (eNS) March 2024 issue

6 Mar 2024

The WFN March 2024 issue of the OPEN ACCESS journal eNeurologicalSci Vol. 34 is now available online.