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Shedding light on CIDP

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While it is the most common chronic autoimmune neuropathy, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare, acquired peripheral neuropathy characterised by proximal upper and lower limb weakness. CIDP remains…

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Establishing sNfL as an MS Biomarker

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At the ECTRIMS annual congress in October 2018, there was a lot of talk on serum neurofilament light (sNfL) becoming the first blood biomarker predicting neuronal damage caused by neurological…

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News from the ocrelizumab front

3300 2200 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

In our ongoing coverage of the AAN Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, we are focusing on select posters reporting on studies of ocrelizumab, an intravenous humanised monoclonal antibody that selectively targets…

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Latest advances in migraine therapy

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Migraines are the most common type of primary headache disorders, and triptans – serotonin 5-HT1B/1D receptor agonists originally developed as cranial vasoconstrictors – are the backbone of current acute attack…

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Preventing migraines through diet

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As part of our coverage on the updates in migraine research at the 2019 AAN Annual Meeting, we attended Dr Belinda Savage-Edwards’ presentation – in collaboration with chef Tess Connors…

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An update on chronic migraine diagnosis

3300 2200 Carlotta Foletti, PhD

Headache disorders are among the leading causes of years lived with disability, in both men and women.1 Chronic migraines, in particular, are typically estimated to have a global prevalence of…

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Will new understanding equal new treatments for toxic ALS mutation?

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Researchers may have solved the mystery surrounding the most common genetic cause of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), marking out new territory in which to explore possible treatments. ALS, also known…

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Young neurons in mature brains

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A new study uncovered the existence of immature neurons in adult brains well into old age, adding more weight to the longstanding debate of whether neurogenesis really stops after adolescence.…

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Could the gut-brain axis have a role in stroke recovery?

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Acute disruption of bacterial populations in the gut after stroke could have a detrimental effect on recovery, according to new research. The role that our microbiome – the microbial environment…

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Genetic link uncovered that could help protect against PTSD

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A new study has identified a link between fear memory and TIA1, a prion-related RNA-binding protein whose capacity to form various types of intracellular aggregates has been implicated in neurodegenerative…

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