World Federation of Neurology News

22 Feb 2018

The advocacy role of the World Federation of Neurology

Advocacy encompasses any activity that gives a voice to patients or creates awareness of relevant issues. We believe that advocacy can be a valuable instrument for neurological patients, their carers, and society. Because of the changing autonomy of patients and their relationship with physicians, advocacy is likely to increase.

12 Feb 2018

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne on the final day of the 10th WCNR

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne reflects on the final day proceedings from 10th World Congress for Neurorehabilitation, Mumbai, India

10 Feb 2018

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne reflects on the 3rd day of the 10th WCNR

Prof. Tissa Wijeratne reflects on the 3rd day of the 10th World Congress of Neurorehabilitation on behalf of WFN

Neurology News

19 Feb 2018

Brain Immune System is Key to Recovery from Motor Neuron Degeneration

The selective demise of motor neurons is the hallmark of Lou Gehrig’s disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania have found that microglia, the first and primary immune response cells in the brain and spinal cord, are essential for dealing with TDP-43-associated neuron death.y

12 Feb 2018

The latest move by a public-private partnership that aims to “transform” medicine

Public-private partnerships are becoming more common as philanthropy, government and business look for ways to work together to solve complex problems. The Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) of the National Institutes of Health, unites the NIH, the FDA, a dozen life science companies, and at least 13 nonprofits "to transform the current model for developing new diagnostics and treatments."

1 Feb 2018

Implementing digital technology for brain health

Frédéric Destrebecq, Vinciane Quoidbach and Marijn Scholte from The European Brain Council (EBC) detail how the future of healthcare and improved brain health can be achieved through implementing digital health technology