World Federation of Neurology News

19 Apr 2017

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 376 now available

Vol. 376, May 2017 now available

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.

4 Apr 2017

World Brain Day 2017: “Stroke is a brain attack – prevent it and treat it”

The day will be jointly prepared and celebrated with the WSO. This topic underlines the importance of stroke and should alert towards prevention and introduce the advances in treatment. We hope, that many national societies will be able to join again this year.

Neurology News

14 Apr 2017

Explained: Neural networks

Ballyhooed artificial-intelligence technique known as “deep learning” revives 70-year-old idea.

12 Apr 2017

Gene silencing shows promise for treating two fatal neurological disorders

NIH-funded preclinical studies suggest designer drug may treat ALS and spinocerebellar ataxia 2.  In two studies of mice, researchers showed that a drug, engineered to combat the gene that causes spinocerebellar ataxia type 2 (SCA2), might also be used to treat amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). 

2 Apr 2017

Dementia patients using robots, virtual reality to engage

High-tech tools, like humanoid robots and virtual reality are transforming the lives of people living in Australian dementia care facilities. The technology — used to engage, entertain and encourage social interaction — is bringing the residents out of their shells. In the process, it is dispelling any notion that age and cognitive impairment are a barrier to embracing technology.