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New light shed on causes of movement disorders Parkinson’s disease

A possible cause has been found for the disrupted communication between brain cells exhibited by Parkinson's patients. Bettina Schwab, a researcher at ...

World-first blood test for Parkinson's

La Trobe University researchers have developed a world-first diagnostic blood test which could change the lives of people with Parkinson's disease. ...

AAN Updates Guidelines on Use of Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent research. ... Full story

Once-a-Day Epilepsy Drug May Prevent Seizures as Well as Twice-a-Day Drug

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – A new study suggests that an epilepsy drug that can be taken once a day may control seizures as well as a drug that must be taken twice a day, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. ... Full story

What we know and suspect about the causes of Parkinson’s disease

By Dr Darshini Ayton, Dr Narelle Warren and Dr Scott Ayton - Parkinson’s disease is the second-most-prevalent neurodegenerative condition in Australia, with an estimated 70,000 Australians living with the disease. Because of its complex and debilitating nature, Parkinson’s is a great burden on its sufferers and a great cost to society. ... Full story

Dysfunctional Endosomes are Early Sign of Neurodegeneration

Enlarged cell structures precede hallmarks and symptoms of Alzheimer’s Disease and Down Syndrome ... Full story

Zika Virus May Now Be Tied to Another Brain Disease

VANCOUVER, BC, CANADA – The Zika virus may be associated with an autoimmune disorder that attacks the brain’s myelin similar to multiple sclerosis, according to a small study that is being released today and will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 68th Annual Meeting in Vancouver, Canada, April 15 to 21, 2016. ... Full story

Often Unreported, a Gray Matter Abnormality Predicts Neurodevelopmental Problems in Smaller Premature Babies

More objective, data-driven MRI scoring system revealed gyral maturational delay as a predictor ... Full story

SLU Tests New Drug for Rare Neurological Disease with No Treatment

Phase III clinical trial will enroll patients with Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease ... Full story

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