Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Combination of biomarkers can identify common cognitive disease

In recent years, subcortical small-vessel disease has become an increasingly common cognitive diagnosis. Researchers at University of Gothenburg have now shown that it is possible to identify patients with the disease by ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Study identifies how Epstein-Barr virus triggers multiple sclerosis

Scientists have long suspected—but failed to prove—a link between certain viral infections and the development of multiple sclerosis, a crippling autoimmune disease that affects nearly 1 million Americans. Now, a study ...

Neuroscience

New autism marker discovered in kids

Why do so many children with autism often suffer from epilepsy? Northwestern Medicine scientists have discovered an important brain protein that quiets overactive brain cells and is at abnormally low levels in children with ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Containing the coronavirus effects on the nervous system

A number of studies have shown that human coronaviruses, including SARS-CoV-2 which causes COVID-19, appear to attack neurons and the nervous system in vulnerable populations. This neuroinvasion through the nasal cavity leads ...

Surgery

Tough yet flexible treatment for babies in the womb

In children with spina bifida, the neural tube that forms the spinal cord and brain doesn't close as it should during early prenatal development. That leaves the nerves of the spinal cord exposed to potential damage from ...

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