EAN

Does COVID-19 affect the brain?

1920 1080 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

With EAN going virtual this year, the global SARS-CoV2 pandemic was never far from the attendees’ minds. After a brief overview of the putative mechanisms for SARS-CoV2 accessing the brain,…

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Brain, Man, Alzheimers

Optimising early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease – mission impossible?

1920 1080 Anna Stelling, PhD

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a very common malady of the elderly, currently affecting 5.8 million Americans above the age of 65. It accounts for 60–80% of all dementia cases, which…

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Sun, ray of light, forest, trees

Siponimod shows promising long-term efficacy in SPMS patients

1920 1280 Anna Stelling, PhD

While researchers are looking at the potential of stem cells in the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS), novel, promising immune-modulating therapies are being developed. At this year’s virtual EAN Congress,…

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Paediatric multiple sclerosis: Adding to our knowledge

1920 1080 Anne Carter, MA (Cantab)

Data suggest that between 2 and 5% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are under 18 years old,1 yet there is only one approved treatment option in this population.2,3 During…

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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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“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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Natalizumab treatment associated with reduction of gliotic biomarkers in white matter

3067 2300 Michael Furrer, PhD

New data on the effect of natalizumab treatment on neuronal and membrane integrity in lesional white matter were presented at the recent 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of…

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Serum NfL levels shine a light on neuroaxonal damage and disease

4089 2300 Michael Furrer, PhD

The 5th Annual Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) in Oslo, Norway, featured an in-depth exploration of the role of neurofilament light chain (NfL) protein levels as a…

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