Neurology News

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.

New, Unpublished Data Reveals Impact of COVID-19 in Patients With Neurological Disorders

5 Oct 2021

New data for the first time reveals a connection between COVID-19 and its worsening impact on patients with existing neurological conditions. The research identifying distinct profiles of COVID-19 patients with neurological conditions and manifestations was unveiled at the XXV Biennial World Congress of Neurology (WCN) 2021 by world-renowned researcher Ettore Beghi, professor of neuroepidemiology at the University of Milan, Italy

Treating Severe Depression with On-Demand Brain Stimulation

4 Oct 2021

UCSF Health physicians have successfully treated a patient with severe depression by tapping into the specific brain circuit involved in depressive brain patterns and resetting them using the equivalent of a pacemaker for the brain.

Yeast Models Provide New Insights into Neurodegenerative Diseases

1 Oct 2021

The single-celled fungus allows researchers to study Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, ALS and other brain diseases with unparalleled speed and scale.