NIH-funded, nationwide study, led by a UW Medicine newborn care physician, suggests erythropoietin, while safe, may not protect against severe brain damage.Read more
Using novel imaging technologies, researchers produce first whole-brain atlas at single-cell resolution, revealing how alcohol addiction and abstinence remodel neural physiology and function in mice.Read more
New research by the University of Kentucky’s College of Medicine reveals that supplementing the body’s short chain fatty acids could improve stroke recovery.Read more
Researchers report that accumulating amyloid protein occurred faster among persons deemed to have “objectively-defined subtle cognitive difficulties” (Obj-SCD) than among persons considered to be “cognitively normal,” offering a potential new early biomarker for Alzheimer’s disease.Read more
The scientific community has long believed that beta-amyloid, a protein that can clump together and form sticky plaques in the brain, is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease. Beta-amyloid then leads to other brain changes including neurodegeneration and eventually to thinking and memory problems. But a new study challenges that theory. The study suggests that subtle thinking and memory differences may come before, or happen alongside, the development of amyloid plaques that can be detected in the brain. The study is published in the December 30, 2019, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.Read more
Measuring changes in the speed of electrical signals along nerves connecting the eyes to the brain may accurately reflect recovery from myelin loss in multiple sclerosis (MS), according to researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, and could be used to evaluate new treatments for the disease.Read more
Approximately 1,200 researchers and clinicians are expected to attend the Americas Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ACTRIMS) annual Forum Feb. 27-29, 2020, in West Palm Beach, Florida.Read more
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National attention has been drawn to the plight of patients who have experienced the unintended side effects of prolonged ICU care such as memory loss and muscle weakness. Now, a research team led by UC San Diego have evaluated the employment impacts to ICU patients, with concerning findings.Read more
Drew, a 65-year-old man from Connecticut, was diagnosed with a spinal dural arteriovenous fistula (SDAVF), which is a rare vascular malformation of the spinal cord that only affects 1 in every 200,000 people.
SDAVFs are underdiagnosed because symptoms can be vague and mirror many other types of medical problems. If left untreated, SDAVFs can result in permanent spinal cord injury.
Despite the uncommon diagnosis, a multidisciplinary care team from Nuvance Health, including primary care, neurology, radiology, and neurosurgery correctly and expeditiously identified and surgically treated Drew’s SDAVF.Read more
An international team of researchers led by Cleveland Clinic has developed new genetic-based epilepsy risk scores which may lay the foundation for a more personalized method of epilepsy diagnosis and treatment.Read more
The American Neurological Association (ANA), the professional organization representing the nation’s top academic neurologists and neuroscientists, will launch its first podcast on October 13 during its 144th Annual Meeting in St. Louis.Read more