Category: "Neurology"

MS: Stem cell transplants more effective than mitoxantrone drug

MS: Stem cell transplants more effective than mitoxantrone drug

Stem cell transplants may be more effective than the drug mitoxantrone for people with severe cases of multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a new study published in the February 11, 2015, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study involved 21 people whose disability due to MS had […]

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

10 Year Study Shows Effectiveness of Ketogenic Diet

A new Australian study has offered the latest evidence of the long-term benefits that ketogenic diets can provide to patients with epilepsy. Led by the University of Wollongong, the research project aimed to evaluate efficacy, tolerability and compliance rates associated with three different types of ketogenic diets – the classical ketogenic diet, a medium-chain triglyceride […]

Nerve cells interact like friends on Facebook

Nerve cells interact like friends on Facebook

Neurons in the brain are wired like a social network, report researchers from Biozentrum, University of Basel. Each nerve cell has links with many others, but the strongest bonds form between the few cells most similar to each other. The results are published in the journal  Nature.

Whole exome sequencing helps Mayo Clinic neurologist solve a medical mystery

Whole exome sequencing helps Mayo Clinic neurologist solve a medical mystery

Max Kade Foundation, National Institutes of Health/National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke Precision medicine is getting a jump-start from a new national initiative announced in President Obama’s State of the Union message. One Georgia family has already experienced its benefits: genomic testing called whole exome sequencing helped Mayo Clinic neurologist Zbigniew Wszolek, M.D., solve […]

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Finding a Switch for Epilepsy

Computer Model Creates Dragnet for Epilepsy Genes, Filters Genese for “Switch” An international team of scientists together with the University of Bonn Hospital have taken a new path in the research into causes of epilepsy: The researchers determined the networks of the active genes and — like a dragnet — looked for the “main perpetrators” […]

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