World Federation of Neurology News

8 Aug 2018

Journal of the Neurological Sciences issue 392 now available

Vol. 392, August 2018 now available

3 Aug 2018

New Training and Fellowship positions for African Neurologists in Cairo

The World Federation of Neurology (WFN), with support from the Association of British Neurologists, is again pleased to partner with the WFN Teaching Centre – the Department of Neurology of Cairo University, Visiting Fellowship Programme for one newly trained African neurologist

24 Jul 2018

Italian Department Visit Program 2018

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 Naples and the University of Trento.

Neurology News

26 Jul 2018

fMRI IDs brain regions linked to sleep, depression

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. 

16 Jul 2018

Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought

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.

16 Jul 2018

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

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.