Neurology News

Machine learning identifies personalized brain networks in children

19 Feb 2020

Machine learning is helping Penn Medicine researchers identify the size and shape of brain networks in individual children, which may be useful for understanding psychiatric disorders.

Gene therapy can protect against ALS and SMA-related cell death

12 Feb 2020

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and the University of Milan in Italy have identified a gene in human neurons that protects against the degeneration of motor neurons in the deadly diseases ALS and SMA.

Sleep Problems in Children, Teens with Autism Are Focus of New AAN Guideline

12 Feb 2020

It is not uncommon for children and teens with autism spectrum disorder to struggle with sleep. To help families, neurologists and other healthcare providers make decisions on the best treatments, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a new guideline for sleep problems in children and teens with autism.

Study finds Palliative Care Leads to Better Quality of Life than Standard Care for PDRD Patients

12 Feb 2020

A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, Neurology, found that palliative care — focusing on physical, psychosocial and spiritual treatment — for people with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders (PDRD) led to a significantly better quality of life (QoL) than standard care alone.

FDA Grants Breakthrough Device Designation for neuroQUERTY software for Parkinson’s Disease Management Platform

11 Feb 2020

The FDA has granted breakthrough device designation to nQ Medical’s neuroQUERTY software, which is designed to monitor brain health and Parkinson’s disease progression. Breakthrough device status is given to medical devices that have the potential to be an effective treatment or diagnostic tool for life-threatening or irreversibly debilitating diseases. 

Antioxidant Flavonol Linked to Lower Risk of Alzheimer’s Dementia

29 Jan 2020

People who eat or drink more foods with the antioxidant flavonol, which is found in nearly all fruits and vegetables as well as tea, may be less likely to develop Alzheimer’s dementia years later, according to a study published in the January online issue of Neurology

Scientists discover link between autism and cognitive impairment

29 Jan 2020

Mouse study identifies a brain mechanism underlying social deficits and mental disability in a finding that could lead to new treatments

Brain tumours manipulate neighbouring synapses

29 Jan 2020

The growth of a brain tumour can be affected by the activity of its neighbouring neurons. The finding that such tumours send signals that boost connections between these neurons reveals a pathway that drives cancer growth.

Clear Evidence: What You Eat Affects Your Mental Health

24 Jan 2020

Research explains the connection between diet, mood, and cognition. A review article published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology details the emerging evidence on how our diets affect our moods and mental well-being.

Size matters! The neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia´s treatment response

24 Jan 2020

A new study shows unprecedented data regarding the neuroanatomical influence on the treatment response of patients with trigeminal neuralgia, suggesting that the trigeminal nerve and hippocampus volumes predict surgical treatment success