Mount Sinai Researchers Uncover New Molecular Drivers of Parkinson’s Disease

New Approach Will Lead to a Better Understanding of Most Cases

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ICU Survivors Commonly Experience Job Loss after Critical Illness, Study Confirms

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.

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A Rare Diagnosis Leads to a Successful Surgery and Recovery

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.

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Dial In to the Cutting-edge Neuroscience at ANA2019 during the October 15 Media Roundtable

In a media roundtable at 11 a.m. U.S. Central on Tuesday, October 15, leading neuroscientists will summarize key science being presented at the American Neurological Association’s 2019 Annual Meeting (ANA2019). Reporters may attend in person or dial in.

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Researchers Identify Metabolic Cycles in Baby Teeth Linked to ADHD and Autism in Children

Mount Sinai researchers have identified elemental signatures in baby teeth that are unique to attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and cases when both neurodevelopment conditions are present, which suggests that the metabolic regulation of nutrients and toxins play a role in these diseases, according to a study published in Translational Psychiatry in September.

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