Have you read about the latest on the brain? Highlights here from Neuroscience 2014.
Stroke Mobile Unit Drives Golden Hour Thrombolysis
The use of a stroke emergency mobile unit speeds thrombolysis and thus improves short-term outcomes, with no risk to patients’ safety.
Diets May Ease Refractory Epilepsy Seizures in Adults
The ketogenic and the modified Atkins diets, high in fat and low in carbohydrates, could reduce these seizures, suggesting that clinicians bring them into the treatment discussion.
Stem Cells Identify Spread of Brain Disorders
The latest scientific developments about the brain and how it works were presented this week at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. Potential new treatments were identified.
New Imaging Spots Inflammation in Brain Disorders
These findings advance knowledge about the link between brain inflammation and the progression of brain disorders and suggest possible targets for future treatments.
Multiple Sclerosis Drug Lemtrada Gets FDA Nod
Approved for patients with relapsing forms of MS, the drug generally should be reserved for those who have had an inadequate response to 2 or more drugs indicated for MS treatment.
MRI May Advance Parkinson Gene Therapy
Up until now, these treatments have not produced promising efficacy results in clinical trials. MRI could show the way.
What MS Therapies Patients Want
As more treatments become available, patients will have more preferences and will play a more prominent role in directing choices.
Migraine and Parkinson Disease: New Study Finds a Link
In this podcast, Ann Scher, PhD, lead author in a recently published study, gives a succinct overview of the details and briefly discusses what the findings may suggest.
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