Neurology News

Models to predict dengue, zika and yellow fever outbreaks are developed by researchers

23 Feb 2021

Scientists will monitor areas in which these diseases are endemic, such as São Paulo, the Amazon, the Pantanal and Panama, to investigate the factors that trigger outbreaks (monkey being examined in Manaus área.

Loss of sense of smell and taste may last up to 5 months after COVID-19

17 Feb 2021

People with COVID-19 may lose their sense of smell and taste for up to five months after infection, according to a preliminary study released today, February 22, 2021, that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 73rd Annual Meeting.

White Matter Changes in Brain Found in Frontotemporal Dementia

17 Feb 2021

Areas of brain damage called white matter hyperintensities are commonly linked to vascular health problems. They have also been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. A new study has shown that white matter hyperintensities are also found in frontotemporal dementia, which often affects people under the age of 65, mainly resulting in changes in personality, behavior and problems with language rather than memory. 

New study suggests genetic testing could be appropriate for all MND patients regardless of family history

15 Feb 2021

Research from the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN) suggests that routine genetic testing may be appropriate for all MND patients and could impact disease subclassification and clinical care.

Spinal Fluid of People with Alzheimer’s Risk Gene Signals Inflammation

11 Feb 2021

People who have a gene variant associated with an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease also tend to have changes in the fluid around their brain and spinal cord that are detectable years before symptoms arise, according to new research from Duke Health. 

Brain activity can reveal the severity of autistic traits

10 Feb 2021

A team of researchers from Russia and Israel applied a new algorithm to classify the severity of autistic personality traits by studying subjects’ brain activity. 

Our gut-brain connection

29 Jan 2021

“Organs-on-a-chip” system sheds light on how bacteria in the human digestive tract may influence neurological diseases.

In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis (Webinar)

21 Jan 2021

Free-of-charge Digital Course on In-depth MRI techniques and analysis in multiple sclerosis by Scientific Seminars: 29, 30, 31 March 2021

Hematopoietic stem cell transplants may provide long-term benefit for people with MS

20 Jan 2021

A new study shows that intense immunosuppression followed by a hematopoietic stem cell transplant may prevent disability associated with multiple sclerosis (MS) from getting worse in 71% of people with relapsing-remitting MS for up to 10 years after the treatment. 

A plea for equitable global access to COVID‐19 diagnostics, vaccination and therapy: the NeuroCOVID‐19 task Force of the EAN

18 Jan 2021

COVID‐19 continues to challenge health and care systems around the globe. The pandemic has disrupted acute neurology services and routine patient care and has impacted the clinical course in patients with chronic neurologic disease. COVID‐19 appears to have exposed inequalities of societies and healthcare systems and had disproportionate impact on already vulnerable communities.