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Tuesday, April 25, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Research and Publications

AAN Unveils New Guideline for SUDEP at Annual Meeting

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and the American Epilepsy Society (AES) have released a new joint guideline for sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) at the AAN Annual Meeting in Boston.…

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Monday, April 24, 2017 | Movement Disorders, Personnel/Company News, Research and Publications

Elekta: New Data on Stereotactic Neurosurgery Devices Presented at AANS

Elekta's Leksell Gamma Knife® radiosurgery system has been highlighted in more than 15 scientific presentations at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) Annual Meeting&…

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Monday, April 17, 2017 | Healthcare Trends, Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

Stroke Hospitalization Rates and Risk Factors Increasing in Young Adults

Rates of acute ischemic stroke are increasing in young adults, new findings suggest (JAMA Neurology, April 10). Investigators analyzed stroke hospitalization rates as well as associated risk factors a…

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Clinical Trials, FDA Approval/Clearance, Neuromuscular & Immune Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications, Genentech, Roche

Ocrevus Receives FDA Greenlight for Relapsing, Primary Progressive Forms of Multiple Sclerosis

The FDA has approved Ocrevus (ocrelizumab, Roche/Genentech) for the treatment of both relapsing and primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis. Ocrelizumab is a humanized antibody that …

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | Dementia & Cognitive Disorders, Research and Publications

New Evidence Suggests Potential for Blood-Based Alzheimer’s Biomarker

Plasma neurofilament light (NFL) may represent a blood-based, non-invasive biomarker in Alzheimer’s disease (AD), according to new findings published in the JAMA Neurology (March 27, 2017). In a…

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Friday, March 24, 2017 | Epilepsy & Seizure Disorders, Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Review Identifies Antidepressants and AEDs Effective for Nerve Pain

A federal health agency has found certain antidepressants and anti-seizure drugs are among medications that effectively treat diabetic nerve pain. In findings published in the journal Neurology, resea…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: STRATIS Registry Re-Affirms Benefits of Mechanical Thrombectomy from Pivotal Acute Ischemic Stroke Trials

Late-breaking results from the STRATIS (Systematic Evaluation of Patients Treated with Neurothrombectomy Devices for Acute Ischemic Stroke) registry re-affirm the benefits of mechanical thrombectomy t…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: Integrative Aspiration System Compares Favorably to Stent Retrievers as Frontline Thrombectomy Therapy for Acute Stroke

New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference in Houston suggests that the ADAPT (A Direct Aspiration, First Pass Technique) compares favorably to the use of stent retrievers a…

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 | Research and Publications, Stroke & Cerebrovascular

ISC 2017: Exercise Significantly Improves Cognitive Impairment After Stroke

New research presented at the ongoing International Stroke Conference 2017 suggests that structured exercise training can significantly improve brain function in stroke survivors. Given the prevalence…

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Tuesday, February 07, 2017 | Neuromuscular & Immune Disorders, Research and Publications

Blood Biomarker for Quick and Accurate Prognosis of MS Identified

A newly discovered blood biomarker may aid physicians in identifying the type of multiple sclerosis (MS) in their patients. In a study recently published in Scientific Reports, investigators evaluated…

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Thursday, January 26, 2017 | Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications, Sleep

Investigational Narcolepsy Agent Found Effective for Severely Affected Patients with Cataplexy in Phase 3 Study

Results from a phase 3 controlled trial show that pitolisant (Wakix, Bioproject Pharma) may be efficacious in severely affected narcoleptic patients with cataplexy. Pitolisant is a highly-selective hi…

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017 | Research and Publications, Visual & Sensory Disturbances

Validation Study for Potential CTE Detection Blood Test Initiated

Researchers with Exosome Sciences, Inc., are initiating a clinical study involving retired NFL players and a data-supported biomarker candidate to detect and monitor Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (…

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Thursday, January 19, 2017 | Pain & Headache, Research and Publications

Lower Vitamin D Levels in Men Linked to Increased Frequency of Headache

Low levels of vitamin D was associated with markedly higher risk of frequent headache in men, according to new findings published in Scientific Reports (Article number: 39697, 2017). Investi…

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Thursday, January 12, 2017 | Dementia & Cognitive Disorders, Research and Publications

High Levels of Aluminum Found in Brain Tissue of Individuals with Familial Alzheimer’s Disease

A British study has found extremely high levels of aluminum in the tissue of brains of individuals with familial Alzheimer’s disease. Using fluorescence microscopy to identify aluminum, investig…

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Thursday, January 05, 2017 | Dementia & Cognitive Disorders, Phase 3/4 Trials, Research and Publications

Neuronix Reveals Data Suggesting Non-invasive TMS Device Improves Cognitive Performance in Alzheimer’s Disease

New findings suggest that an investigational device that combines transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) with cognitive training may improve cognitive performance in individuals with Alzheimer&r…

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