World Federation of Neurology News

4 May 2017

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 377 now available

Vol. 377, June 2017 now available

2 May 2017

Italian Department Visit Program 2017

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN) and the Italian Neurological Society (SIN) are pleased to announce their partnership to invite two African colleagues to visit the Neurology Departments of the University of Bologna and University of Padova.

8 Apr 2017

The March / April issue of World Neurology is now available online

We are very pleased to introduce the March/April 2017 issue of World Neurology. Much of this issue revolves around the educational activities of the WFN, starting with the article by Wolfgang Grisold, MD, and Steven Lewis, MD, who provide an update on the many and varied educational activities of the WFN and its partners. This issue also includes enthusiastic and vivid reports from several African neurologists who were recent participants in the Neurology Department Visit programs in Germany, Norway, and Turkey. We would like to add our sincere thanks here to our partner societies who make these WFN/partner society department visits so successful and fruitful for everyone involved.

Neurology News

17 May 2017

New AAN Guideline on Neuroprotection After Cardiac Arrest

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has published a new guideline on neuroprotective interventions aimed at reducing brain injury among comatose patients following cardiopulmonary resuscitation. The new guidelines, also endorsed by the Neurocritical Care Society, were published online May 10 in Neurology.

13 May 2017

Autism May Be Linked to Cells that Prune Brain Connections

Cells that prune connections between neurons in babies’ brains as they grow are thought to have a role in autism spectrum disorder. Now, a study suggests that the number and behaviour of these cells—called microglia—vary in boys and girls, a finding that could help to explain why many more boys are diagnosed with autism and related disorders.

20 Apr 2017

Effects of alcoholism on the brain's reward system appear to be different in women than in men

A collaborative study between researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) has found evidence implying that alcoholism may have different effects on the reward system in the brains of women than it does in men