Neurology News

Michael Prize - Call for Entries

20 Jan 2022

Awarded for the first time in 1963 to encourage epilepsy research in Germany, today the MICHAEL PRIZE is one of the most highly regarded international awards for the best scientific contribution to progress in the field of epileptology.

AAN Updates Guideline for Treatment of Painful Diabetic Neuropathy

27 Dec 2021

Diabetic neuropathy refers to nerve damage due to diabetes and it may lead to pain and numbness, most often in the hands and feet. To help neurologists and other doctors determine the best treatment for people with diabetic neuropathy, the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has issued a guideline on oral and topical treatments for painful diabetic neuropathy. 

Academic Education Can Positively Affect Aging of the Brain

22 Dec 2021

The benefits of good education and lifelong learning extend into old age. The initial findings of a long-term study show that certain degenerative processes are reduced in the brains of academics. Their brains are better able to compensate age-related cognitive and neural limitations.

Brain Drain: Scientists Explain Why Neurons Consume So Much Fuel Even When at Rest

3 Dec 2021

Pound for pound, the brain consumes vastly more energy than other organs, and, puzzlingly, it remains a fuel-guzzler even when its neurons are not firing signals called neurotransmitters to each other. Now researchers at Weill Cornell Medicine have found that the process of packaging neurotransmitters may be responsible for this energy drain.

Large international study reveals spectrum of COVID-19 brain complications

29 Nov 2021

The largest multi-institutional international study to date on brain complications of COVID-19 has found that approximately one in 100 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 will likely develop complications of the central nervous system. These can include stroke, hemorrhage, and other potentially fatal complications. 

SARS-CoV-2 infects sustentacular cells in the olfactory epithelium of COVID-19 patients

24 Nov 2021

The coronavirus does not appear to infect nerve cells in the olfactory epithelium and in the olfactory bulb

Study links gene to cognitive resilience in the elderly

3 Nov 2021

The findings may help explain why some people who lead enriching lives are less prone to Alzheimer’s and age-related dementia.

Microglia: An emerging target in Alzheimer's disease research

3 Nov 2021

New techniques probe how immune cells in the brain impact Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders

Pilot study explores neural mechanisms of balance dysfunction after traumatic brain injury

20 Oct 2021

Kessler Foundation researchers examine graph-theoretical properties of brain networks in traumatic brain injury and controls and their association with balance impairment and structural damage.

Brain damage from long stays in space

12 Oct 2021

Spending a long time in space appears to cause brain damage. This is shown by a study of five Russian cosmonauts who had stayed on the International Space Station (ISS). Researchers at the University of Gothenburg are among those now presenting the results.