Neurology News

Essential medicines for patients with multiple sclerosis

12 Nov 2019

In December 2018 MSIF submitted an application to the World Health Organization, to add MS treatments to the Essential Medicines List.


Alzheimer’s experts greet China’s surprise approval of a drug for brain disease with hope and caution

5 Nov 2019

A Chinese biotech startup has startled neuroscientists and drug developers with a new plant-based compound it claims improves cognitive function in Alzheimer’s patients by altering their gut microbiomes.

Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats

28 Oct 2019

A new study of older adults in a Japanese town has found that those whose blood contained higher levels of trans fats were more likely to develop dementia than those with lower levels.

Study underscores changes in brain structure, function in long-duration space missions

28 Oct 2019

New study demonstrates for the first time that changes in cognitive performance correlate with changes in brain structure in NASA astronauts following spaceflight.

Pathogenic tau and cognitive impairment are precipitated by a high-salt diet

23 Oct 2019

High levels of dietary salt can activate a pathway in the brain to cause cognitive impairment, according to a new study. The paper, published in Nature, shows that this effect is not due to a loss in blood flow to the brain as originally thought, but rather to clumps of a protein linked to several forms of dementia in humans. 

Influenza vaccine is recommended for autoimmune neuromuscular diseases

18 Oct 2019

Most neurologists surveyed said they would recommend an influenza vaccine for patients with autoimmune neuromuscular diseases, such as myasthenia gravis (MG) or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), researchers reported here at the annual meeting of the American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Augmented reality app adds interactive enhancements to scientific posters, presentations

17 Oct 2019

A new smartphone app created by USC scientists uses augmented reality to visualize scientific data via 3D models and video.

Deciphering the early stages of Parkinson’s disease is a matter of time

11 Oct 2019

Researchers have identified for the first time the initial steps of alpha-synuclein protein aggregates related to early onsets of hereditary Parkinson cases. The results may help the understanding of the early stages of the disease and how it develops over time.

Rwanda: More medical doctors trained at detecting and treating neurological disorders in the early stages

3 Oct 2019

Medical doctors from district and referral hospitals in Rwanda are receiving training on the early detection and treatment of cancer and neurological disorders as a mechanism to address the current small number of specialists in neurology and oncology in the East African region.

Migraines have significant social and economic burden in Kuwait

2 Oct 2019

Leading medical experts came together recently to discuss the burdens of migraine across the local society at an event, which was organized by Novartis, one of the world’s leading pharmaceutical companies.