Neurology News

The Future is Here: How COVID-19 and Telehealth Will Transform Neurology Care Delivery

23 Jul 2020

Neurologists with expertise in telemedicine and medical economics discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic will lead to changes in health care delivery, medical licensure, payment parity, and the neurology exam.

Study reveals intricate details about Huntington’s disease protein

17 Jul 2020

The research focuses on axonal transport — the way in which vital materials travel along pathways called axons inside nerve cells, or neurons. Scientists found that the huntingtin protein  (HTT) sometimes journeys along these roadways in cellular vehicles (called vesicles) that also carry freight including a protein called Rab4. 

Turning off “junk DNA” may free stem cells to become neurons

13 Jul 2020

In an article published in the journal PNAS, NIH researchers report for the first time that ancient viral genes that were once considered “junk DNA” may play a role in this process. 

The Human Brain Project (HBP) announces the start of its final phase

26 Jun 2020

Over the next three years, the project will narrow its focus to advance three core scientific areas – brain networks, their role in consciousness, and artificial neural nets – while expanding its innovative EBRAINS infrastructure. 

Obesity linked to higher dementia risk

24 Jun 2020

Obesity is associated with a higher risk of dementia up to 15 years later, finds a new UCL study suggesting that weight management could play a significant role in reducing risk.

Air pollution claims maximum lives in India

10 Jun 2020

Dr Chandrashekhar Meshram, President of Tropical Neurology group of World Federation of Neurology. “The Global Burden of Disease study, carried out by an international team using data from 188 countries, found that up to 30 per cent of the stroke cases in the world are due to pollutants in the air,

Optimal time to treat Huntington’s disease identified

27 May 2020

The earliest brain changes due to Huntington’s disease can be detected 24 years before clinical symptoms show, according to a new UCL-led study.

HKBU invents nanostructure that stimulates growth of stem cells for Parkinson’s disease treatment

21 May 2020

Researchers from Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) have invented a nanostructure that can stimulate neural stem cells to differentiate into nerve cells. They found that the transplantation of these nerve cells into rats with Parkinson's disease progressively improved their symptoms, with the new cells replacing damaged nerve cells around the transplantation site. 

New Report Outlines Current Understanding of Neurological Complications Associated With COVID-19

15 May 2020

The Environmental Neurology Specialty Group (ENSG) of the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) has published a report that details current understanding of the neurologic impacts of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The report, published in the Journal of Neurological Sciences, describes various cases across the world of COVID-19 and the associated incidence of several different neurological complications, including headache, cerebrovascular disease, Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and Miller Fisher syndrome.

Alzheimer’s gene contributes to blood-brain barrier breakdown

12 May 2020

Damage to the blood-brain barrier may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s dementia in people carrying a high-risk gene variation.