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Organoids
0Organoids: grow your own brain

Jenny Straiton explores the miniature world of organoids and discusses how these small models are making big changes in the world of neurological research.

Autoimmune

Could hyaluronic acid contribute to chronic white matter injury?

Can living in a sunnier climate in your youth reduce the risk of MS?

Could transcranial direct current stimulation offer relief from fatigue in multiple sclerosis sufferers?

Cerebrovascular disease

Regenerative stroke therapies: an interview with Steven Cramer

Stroke recovery: could the microbiome be a new therapeutic option?

The obesity paradox: could excess body fat improve stroke survival rates?

CNS/PNS/SNS

New technology generates synthetic speech using brain activity

Cerebral organoids: scientists grow ‘mini-brains’ that can contract muscle

Does ‘broken heart’ syndrome originate in the brain?

Cognitive/neurodegenerative disorders

Alzheimer’s symptoms alleviated by antibiotic treatment in male mice, study reveals

The vermiform appendix as a contributor to Parkinson’s disease: an interview with Viviane Labrie

WHO releases first-ever guideline for reducing the risk of dementia

Demyelinating disease

Multiple sclerosis: determining the dynamic nature of oligodendrocyte regeneration

Biomarker discovery and development in multiple sclerosis: where are we now?

US FDA warns of stroke risk with multiple sclerosis drug: industry news round-up

Development and pediatrics

Brain organoids: defining maturity, addressing the challenges and exploring future directions

Autism development may be linked to disruption of placental neurosteroids

Cerebral organoids: scientists grow ‘mini-brains’ that can contract muscle

Epilepsy and seizure

Cannabidiol may reduce seizures in children with Dravet syndrome

Epilepsy charity calls for regulation of flashing imagery online

Wireless ‘pacemaker for the brain’ could treat tremors and seizures in neurological diseases

Genetics

Ask the Experts: Gene therapies in neurological diseases (Part II: challenges and future outlooks)

Ask the Experts: Gene therapies in neurological diseases (Part I: development, design and delivery)

SfN18: The potential of gene therapy in neurological disorders

Headache

Why are migraines more common in women? New sex-specific insights revealed

US FDA warns of stroke risk with multiple sclerosis drug: industry news round-up

Alzheimer’s drug development halted following toxic reaction: industry news round-up

Immune disorders and inflammation

Inflammatory disease and anxiety: could endocannabinoids be a mechanism of comorbidity?

FENS 2018: Immune system offers new way of treating Alzheimer’s disease

FENS 2018: Could anxiety and inflammation be treated with cannabis?

Infection

Could a bacterial polysaccharide suppress fatal brain inflammation?

Link between Alzheimer’s disease and periodontal bacteria gains traction

ANA 2018: key highlights and news stories

Injury/trauma

Tau biomarker linked to chronic traumatic encephalopathy in former athletes

New technology generates synthetic speech using brain activity

Abnormal tau protein detected by experimental PET scan in brains of former NFL players

Movement disorders

Could a noninvasive biomarker for Parkinson’s disease lie in EEG data?

The vermiform appendix as a contributor to Parkinson’s disease: an interview with Viviane Labrie

Novel therapeutic targets for Parkinson’s disease: an interview with Patrik Brundin

Neuro-ophthalmology

Gene therapy breakthrough allows mice to regain sight

Could an eye scan detect signs of Alzheimer's disease?

Vision in Alzheimer's disease: a focus on the anterior afferent pathway

Neurometabolic

Epigenetics, opioids and immune regulation: interviews from SfN17

Jeffrey Iliff: glymphatics, Alzheimer’s and future directions

SfN17: Neurodegeneration and the microbiome – new research highlights

Neuromuscular

New genetic suspects identified for ALS and FTD

Novel discovery in motor neuron disease may pave the way for future treatments

EAN 2017: Guillain-Barré syndrome risk associated with month of birth

Neuropsychiatry

Brain ‘fingerprinting’: a whole-system perspective into psychiatric conditions

Cerebral organoids: scientists grow ‘mini-brains’ that can contract muscle

Could targeting 'extinction neurons' help treat anxiety and PTSD?

Oncology/tumor

Depatux-M fails to meet primary endpoint in late-stage trial for newly diagnosed glioblastoma

CAR T-cell therapy: what are the neurological side effects?

SurVaxM for newly diagnosed glioblastoma: an interview with Manmeet Ahluwalia

Pain

Why are migraines more common in women? New sex-specific insights revealed

Could neuropathic pain be treated by modulation of immune cells?

New smartphone application could detect first signs of opioid overdose

Sleep

Tau accumulation in the brain may be linked to sleep apnea

Sleep deprivation: can you catch-up on the weekend?

Night owls vs morning larks: are there differences in brain function?