Neurology News

There's Growing Concern COVID-19 Could Spark a Wave of Parkinson's Disease

23 Sep 2020

As the world struggles with the ongoing crisis of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists warn that the infection may pose yet another serious threat to human health, in the form of a "silent wave" of neurological consequences that could follow in the wake of the virus.

4th conference: Looking ahead — the future of MS management

16 Sep 2020

Healthcare professionals and researchers in the field of MS are invited to attend the fourth global live virtual conference.

MSIF launches 3rd edition of the Atlas of MS

11 Sep 2020

The global study reveals that there are at least 30,000 under-18s living with MS. Experts from 115 countries completed the epidemiology survey, representing 87% of the world’s population.

Portable MRI brings brain imaging to the patient bedside

10 Sep 2020

New portable MRI device can be safely used at bedside in complex clinical care settings to evaluate critically-ill patients. Single-center prospective study evaluated feasibility of bedside MR neuroimaging in the intensive care settings for 50 critically-ill patients with COVID-19, stroke, hemorrhage, traumatic brain injury and tumors.

New EU Alliance Seeks SMA Newborn Screening Across Europe by 2025

4 Sep 2020

SMA Europe has launched an alliance that is demanding that, by 2025, newborn screening programs in Europe include a test for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA).

Yale researchers find a cause and possible treatment for Fragile X

3 Sep 2020

Yale scientists have discovered an underlying mechanism for Fragile X syndrome — a leading cause of autism and the primary genetic driver of intellectual disability — as well as a drug that reversed the underlying abnormality and autism-like behaviours in mice. Their research appears in the Sept. 3 edition of the journal Cell.

Current approaches to prevention have failed to deliver any significant impact on CVD and stroke prevention

24 Aug 2020

The World Stroke Organisation (WSO) and World Heart Federation (WHF) have declared that current screening of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) risk factors has no significant effect on the incidence and mortality of stroke and ischaemic heart disease.

IBM Research and Michael J. Fox Foundation Develop Modeling Methodology to Help Understand Parkinson’s Using Machine Learning

7 Aug 2020

In collaboration with The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research, researchers at IBM is aiming to develop improved disease progression models that can help clinicians understand how the disease progresses in relation to the emergence of symptoms, even when those patients are taking symptom-modifying medications.

2021 Discovery Research Grant Opportunity (GBS|CIDP Foundation International)

7 Aug 2020

As part of the GBS|CIDP Foundation International’s mission to provide education and support research, we offer research grants to qualified applicants. Grants are made possible through the benevolence of many sources, including the Helen S. Manheimer Research Fund, contributions from individuals who have been personally touched by GBS or CIDP and by several commercial sources.

Discovery shows promise for treating Huntington's Disease

5 Aug 2020

Scientists at EPFL's Brain Mind Institute have identified an enzyme that can play a central role in developing a new route of treatment for Huntington's Disease.