Neurology News

World Parkinson's Day - IAN panel discussion

9 Apr 2021

A panel discussion on Parkinson's Disease

A critical period that shapes neuronal motor circuits

7 Apr 2021

A mechanism has been found in fruit flies that enables cells called astrocytes to signal to neurons, closing a developmental window during which locomotor behaviour is shaped.

Thirteen new Alzheimer’s genes identified in first-of-its-kind human genome study

2 Apr 2021

In the first study to use whole genome sequencing (WGS) to discover rare genomic variants associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD), researchers have identified 13 such variants (or mutations). The study also establishes new genetic links between AD and the function of synapses, 

Mild Covid-19 May Lead to Lasting Neurologic Symptoms

30 Mar 2021

Early recognition of lasting neurologic symptoms associated with Covid-19 led specialists at Northwestern Medicine, Chicago, to open one of the nation’s first clinics devoted to treating neurological long haulers in May of 2020.

Clinical application of patient-specific 3D printing brain tumor model production system for neurosurgery

26 Mar 2021

This study aims to introduce a production platform for patient-specific 3D-printed brain tumor model in clinical practice and evaluate its effectiveness. 

Dementia is linked to increased pain years before diagnosis

25 Mar 2021

People with dementia may experience increased levels of pain 16 years before their diagnosis, according to new research. The study, funded in part by NIA and published in Pain, is the first to examine the link between pain and dementia over an extended period.

Study uncovers clues to COVID-19 using MRI, CT

12 Mar 2021

A multicenter study, published in the American Journal of Neuroradiology, finds correlation between the severity of COVID-19 in lungs, brain

Neurological Complications of COVID-19 in Children: Rare, but Patterns Emerge

10 Mar 2021

While neurological complications of COVID-19 in children are rare, in contrast to adults, an international expert review of positive neuroimaging findings in children with acute and post-infectious COVID-19 found that the most common abnormalities resembled immune-mediated patterns of disease involving the brain, spine, and nerves.

Joint International Headache Congress 2021

9 Mar 2021

The International Headache Congress 2021 will be a fully digital congress.

Two of the most important headache societies, the International Headache Society (IHS) and the European Headache Federation (EHF) will unite for a joint International Headache Congress 2021, scheduled from 8–12 September in Berlin, Germany.

Treatable Sleep Disorder Common in People With Thinking and Memory Problems

28 Feb 2021

Obstructive sleep apnea is when breathing is repeatedly interrupted during sleep. Research has shown people with this sleep disorder have an increased risk of developing cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s disease. Yet, it is treatable. 
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