Neurodegeneration

Young neurons in mature brains

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

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?

3300 2200 Peter Stevenson, PhD

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

3150 2100 Peter Stevenson, PhD

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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FDA issues warnings on illegal Alzheimer’s drugs

2880 1920 Peter Stevenson, PhD

On 11 February 2019, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warnings to 17 companies that illegally sold more than 50 products claiming to prevent, treat or cure…

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‘Leaky’ blood vessels linked to Alzheimer’s

3500 2333 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Leaky blood vessels in the brain appear to be a driver of cognitive dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease, a new study reports. The research, published in Nature Medicine, followed 161 older…

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Herpes and Alzheimer’s: Trigger or symptom?

1920 1280 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new review article, published in Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, has offered fresh evidence in support of a link between the Herpes Simplex Virus 1 (HSV1) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD).…

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Cognitive impairment in MS

2048 1153 Mea Holm, PhD

Up to 70% of MS patients suffer from cognitive decline, which often has a profound impact on an individual’s quality of life. It is little surprise that MS researchers are…

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Serum neurofilament light: A biomarker for disease activity in MS

1920 1080 Mea Holm, PhD

How close are we to establishing a reliable liquid biomarker for detecting disease onset, progression and treatment response in multiple sclerosis? According to Dr Peter Calabresi (Johns Hopkins, USA) at…

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Results from the MS-SMART trial unveiled

3971 2975 Mea Holm, PhD

Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS) is known to be extremely difficult to treat; there are no effective therapies for halting or reversing disability progression in the late disease phase. In…

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De-risking PML: A conversation with Prof. Walter Atwood

2872 2598 Prof. Dr. Krassen Nedeltchev

We interviewed Professor Walter Atwood last week at the 2018 ECTRIMS congress in Berlin, Germany, to learn about advances in treating progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) – an important treatment-associated infection…

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