Neurology News

Sleep deprived? Study finds losing a night of sleep may increase Alzheimer’s biomarker

8 Jan 2020

A preliminary study has found that when young, healthy men were deprived of just one night of sleep, they had higher levels of tau, a biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease, in their blood than when they had a full, uninterrupted night of rest. 

Decrappifying brain images with deep learning

7 Jan 2020

Using deep learning techniques, researchers from the Salk Institute have developed a new microscopy approach that could make microscopic techniques used for brain imaging 16 times faster. 

UK dementia diagnoses rise 40% in five years

19 Dec 2019

Some parts of the UK have seen the number of people diagnosed with dementia more than double in five years, analysis of NHS data shows.

Stem cell technology offers new insight into MND

17 Dec 2019

Scientists at the University of St Andrews and the University of Edinburgh have identified a specific type of cell in the human body which can cause motor neurons to fail using stem cell technology.

Take long naps? Sleep more than nine hours a night? Your stroke risk may be higher

11 Dec 2019

People who take long naps during the day or sleep nine or more hours at night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a study published in the December 11, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

For concussion, MS, other neurologic disorders, telemedicine may be as effective as office visit

4 Dec 2019

An American Academy of Neurology (AAN) evidence review of all available studies on the use of telemedicine for several neurologic conditions indicate that a diagnosis from a neurologist by video for certain neurologic conditions is likely to be as accurate as an in-person visit.

World first as artificial neurons developed to cure chronic diseases

3 Dec 2019

For the first time researchers successfully reproduced the electrical properties of biological neurons onto semiconductor chips.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership launches data knowledge portal for Parkinson’s disease

22 Nov 2019

The Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) program for Parkinson’s disease (PD) has launched a data portal to provide de-identified information collected from 4,298 PD patients and healthy controls to researchers working to develop effective therapies for the disease. The portal enables researchers to study complex data sets and perform genome-wide analyses at a scale previously impossible.

Ethical Challenges of Human Research with Neural Devices

22 Nov 2019

In a recent paper published in JAMA Neurology, a collaborative team of ethics and neuroscience experts highlight key ethical issues surrounding neural device research and provide points to consider for researchers and others working in this space.

Building the human spinal cord atlas

20 Nov 2019

For several years, Dr. Abbas Rizvi and his colleagues at Columbia University have been working on identifying and understanding the function of every neuron in the human spinal cord.