Neurology News

New class of small molecules target DNA damage repair and Huntington’s disease

5 Sep 2021

Researchers at Charles River have developed a series of small molecules that target the ATM kinase and have shown promise for the treatment of Huntington’s disease in preclinical studies

World failing to address dementia challenge

2 Sep 2021

Only a quarter of countries worldwide have a national policy, strategy or plan for supporting people with dementia and their families, according to the WHO’s ‘Global status report on the public health response to dementia’, released today.

First 3D-bioprinting of entire active tumor

18 Aug 2021

A scientific achievement for researchers at Tel Aviv University: printing an entire active and viable glioblastoma tumor using a 3D printer. The 3D-bioprinted tumor includes a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and drugs can flow, simulating a real tumor.

Free virtual Huntington’s Disease course for healthcare professionals

11 Aug 2021

The European Huntington’s Disease Network (EHDN) in collaboration with the Movement Disorders Society (European Section) is delighted to announce a virtual HD course series in October 2021.

Scientists reverse a key hallmark of motor neurone disease in the laboratory

6 Aug 2021

Scientists at the Francis Crick Institute and UCL have studied how proteins accumulate in the wrong parts of brain cells in motor neurone disease, and have demonstrated how it might be possible, in some cases, to reverse this. 

NYUAD researchers demonstrate effectiveness of 3D VR, a learning tool to help students understand the brain's complex systems

4 Aug 2021

Researchers have developed the UW Virtual Brain Project™, producing unique, interactive, 3D narrated diagrams to help students learn about the structure and function of perceptual systems in the human brain. 

The burden of neurological disorders across the states of India: the Global Burden of Disease Study 1990–2019

13 Jul 2021

A systematic understanding of the burden of neurological disorders at the subnational level is not readily available for India. This study presents a comprehensive analysis of the disease burden and trends of neurological disorders at the state level in India.

A Neuron’s Sense of Timing Encodes Information in the Human Brain

11 Jul 2021

For years, research in rats has suggested that when neurons fire relative to their peers—during navigation of spaces in particular—may also encode information. This process, in which the timing of some neurons grows increasingly out of step with their neighbors, is called “phase precession.”  Recent studies have found phase precession in bats and marmosets, and now, a new study has shown that it happens in humans too, strengthening the case that phase precession may occur across species.