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Why do some glioblastoma patients live longer than others?

1920 1280 Anna Stelling, PhD

Why do some glioblastoma patients live longer than others? Alice Laurenge (Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle épinière, Sorbonne Université and Hôspitaux universitaire La Pitié Salpêtrière – Charles Foix,…

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How to choose antiepileptic drug treatment for refractory epilepsy?

1920 1280 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

While most patients with epilepsy respond to one or two drugs, it is estimated that 30% develop drug resistance.1 At EAN 2020, Sylvain Rheims (Department of Functional Neurology and Epileptology,…

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Why B-cell therapies, or why not?

3848 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The rational for B-cell therapy in multiple sclerosis (MS) was presented during ECTRIMS 2019, with David Baker (Blizard Institute, Queen Mary University of London, UK) posing the question of why…

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Are stem cells in MS ready for prime time?

2300 1535 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Hot topics continued at ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm with Joachim Burman (Department of Neurology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden), who stepped up to the podium to discuss autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT)…

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Enough evidence for vitamin D in MS?

3450 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The role of vitamin D in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) took centre stage during the first day of ECTRIMS 2019 in Stockholm, Sweden. In a ‘Hot Topic’ session,…

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Talking to Prof. Claudio Lino Alberto Bassetti

800 534 Rachel Park, MA

Sleep research is one of Prof. Claudio Bassetti’s great passions. He is Head of Department and Senior Consultant at the Department of Neurology, University Hospital of Bern, Switzerland. His research…

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Smartphone-controlled device could revolutionise drug delivery in the brain

3450 2300 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A novel brain implant that can deliver drugs and stimulate brain cells could lead to advanced treatments for Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and other brain disorders, a new study reports. The research comes…

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Chili proving a hot topic in cognitive decline

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A large study across China has uncovered that eating spicy foods increases the risk of dementia, further calling into question the pertinent links between diet and cognitive function. The China Health and…

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“Less is more” in medication-overuse headache

6668 2484 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Monitoring, recognition and effective patient education are cornerstones in the diagnosis and prevention of medication-overuse headache (MOH), delegates heard at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology…

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Treating nature with NURTURE: Interim results of nusinersen for SMA

3473 2300 Mea Holm, PhD

Promising results for a disease-modifying treatment for spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) were presented at the 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Oslo, Norway, last week.…

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