Neurology News

AAN 2019 International Scholarship Award

17 Oct 2018

The American Academy of Neurology announces the 2019 International Scholarship Award.


Every cell has a story to tell in brain injury

3 Oct 2018

NIH-funded study suggests specific cells and genes may be potential treatment targets. Traumatic head injury can have widespread effects in the brain, but now scientists can look in real time at how head injury affects thousands of individual cells and genes simultaneously in mice. 

People who walk just 35 minutes a day may have less severe strokes

19 Sep 2018

People who participate in light to moderate physical activity, such as walking at least four hours a week or swimming two to three hours a week, may have less severe strokes than people who are physically inactive, according to a study published inNeurology®

New WHO Video for the Third High Level Meeting raising awareness and support efforts to #BeatNCDs

18 Sep 2018

The World Health Organization has posted a new video to raise awareness and support efforts to #BeatNCDs, including issuing a call for high-level action, ahead of the 27 September United Nations General Assembly High-level Meeting on NCDs.

NINDS Health Disparities and Global Health Program Director Search

7 Sep 2018

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Health Disparities/Global Health Program Director.

International neurointerventional societies outline new criteria for facilities that treat stroke

6 Sep 2018

The Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery (SNIS) joined 12 other neurointerventional societies to release new guidelines outlining the criteria for Level 1, 2 and 3 stroke centers that provide acute ischemic stroke interventions (AISIs) to stroke patients. 

Stress wracks worm nerves, leaving lasting memories

5 Sep 2018

In a study funded by the National Institutes of Health, the scientists suggested that stress from starvation even days before sexual maturation prevented normal changes in the wiring patterns of key neuronal circuits, which caused adult male worms to act immature.

Combination of Imaging, Biomarkers Offers Better Assessment of ALS Patients, Study Finds

28 Aug 2018

Combining structural brain imaging with molecular and clinical biomarkers allows for a detailed assessment of a patient’s clinical state, regardless of age and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis progression, a new study suggests.

Novel brain network linked to chronic pain in Parkinson's disease

28 Aug 2018

Research reveals why a subset of neurons in part of the brain called the subthalamic nucleus is a potential target for pain relief in PD, as well as other diseases such as dementia, motor neuron disease and Huntington’s, and certain forms of migraine.

Scientists identify a new kind of human brain cell

27 Aug 2018

'Rosehip' neurons not found in rodents, may be involved in fine-level control between regions of the human brain

The Eyes May Have It, an Early Sign of Parkinson’s Disease

16 Aug 2018

A new study has found that the thinning of the retina, the lining of nerve cells in the back of the eye, is linked to the loss of such brain cells.

Disease Mechanisms: Microglia Play a Greater Role Than Previously Thought in Neurodegenerative Disease

16 Aug 2018

New research suggests that microglia may play an important role in triggering cell death after brain injury and that understanding the process may offer insights into potential targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

fMRI IDs brain regions linked to sleep, depression

26 Jul 2018

Researchers have been able to identify certain areas of the brain associated with poor sleep quality and depression with the help of functional MRI (fMRI) technology, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. 

Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought

16 Jul 2018

Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought. These results create safety implications for gene therapies using CRISPR/Cas9 in the future as the unexpected damage could lead to dangerous changes in some cells.

One-item Scale is reliable tool to assess fatigue in Parkinson’s patients, study finds

16 Jul 2018

The one-item Fatigue Visual Analog Scale (VAFS) is a highly consistent and reliable tool to assess fatigue in patients with Parkinson’s disease, and is associated with their quality of life, according to researchers.