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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

Tissue clearing and imaging: an interview with early career researcher, Marika Ruiyao Cai

Investigational gene therapy licensed for Parkinson’s disease: industry news round-up

International Nurses Day: a day in the life of Lynn Hundley

CNS/PNS/SNS

Pluripotent stem cell-derived neural cells show promise in spinal cord repair

Spinal cord injuries could be repaired by stem cell-based therapy

Can myelin stimulate neuron growth in spinal cord injuries?

Cognitive/neurodegenerative disorders

Neuroprotective therapies to be developed by Magnolia Neurosciences

Apomorphine yields positive results from TOLEDO study for Parkinson’s disease

Tissue clearing and imaging: an interview with early career researcher, Marika Ruiyao Cai

Demyelinating disease

Multiple sclerosis: US FDA assesses cladribine tablets as potential treatment

Myelination replicated in brain organoids

FENS 2018: Novel treatments for multiple sclerosis on the horizon

Development and pediatrics

Autism and insecticides: could maternal exposure increase risk in offspring?

NICE issues draft guidance against Spinraza® for spinal muscular atrophy

AAIC 2018: Pregnancy and reproductive history may impact dementia risk

Epilepsy and seizure

First FDA-approved cannabinoid-derived drug for seizures

Epilepsy and cannabinoids: current consensus, controversies and future outlook

Reports of brain damage call a halt to Bellicum trials: industry news round-up

Genetics

Personalized neurological fingerprint could increase effectiveness of Alzheimer’s treatment

FENS 2018: Stem cells and brain organoids – the ‘hot spots’ of brain research

FENS 2018: Genetic variations in psychiatric disorders may affect response to treatment

Headache

Aimovig® receives EMA license for the prevention of migraine

Aimovig® receives positive CHMP opinion for the prevention of migraine

Aimovig® gains US FDA approval for the preventive treatment of migraine

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

Do viruses play a role in Alzheimer’s disease?

NCTalks at SfN17: Kijun Yoon gives a Zika update

SfN17: CRISPR and iPSCs – new techniques to study the brain

Injury/trauma

Tissue clearing and imaging: an interview with early career researcher, Marika Ruiyao Cai

Pluripotent stem cell-derived neural cells show promise in spinal cord repair

Athletes with ADHD may be at greater risk following concussion

Movement disorders

BrainStorm scraps initial access to NurOwn® for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Parkinson’s drugs may cause impulse control disorders

Is there a link between diabetes and Parkinson’s disease?

Neuro-ophthalmology

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

Glaucoma research gives a glimpse of a novel neuroprotection mechanism

Management of glaucoma as a neurodegenerative disease

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

Autism and insecticides: could maternal exposure increase risk in offspring?

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

Could mental health be improved with regular exercise?

Oncology/tumor

Brain cancer dataset made freely accessible to global researchers

Brain metastases could be tackled using new therapy with silibinin

World Brain Tumor Day: cancer prevention advice and common perceptions

Pain

NCTalks with Irene Tracey: lessons from pain, analgesia and anesthesia

Aimovig® gains US FDA approval for the preventive treatment of migraine

Effects of gabapentin, pregabalin and gastroretentive gabapentin on simulated driving, daytime sedation and cognition

Sleep

#NCIntroduces... Sleep science

Better sleep works like a dream at reducing fear learning

Sleep research realizes the dream of understanding brain plasticity mechanisms