October babies are more likely to develop the syndrome, according to a study presented at the Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (Amsterdam, The Netherlands).
Browsing: Immune disorders and inflammation
Researchers have found the first evidence that autoimmunity plays a role in Parkinson’s disease, showing that T cells recognize α-synuclein peptides.
Michael Pender discusses promising interim findings from a Phase 1 study investigating a novel treatment for multiple sclerosis.
Autoantibodies occur in many different nervous system disorders, and are increasingly being found in disorders not traditionally associated with the immune system. Determining if the autoantibodies play a functional or pathogenic role is critical in selecting the most appropriate treatment options.
Milan Fiala and Matteo Pellegrini review current research that indicates a role for omega-3 fatty acids in slowing the progression of mild cognitive impairment.
In this edition of NCTalks, we speak to Robyn Klein as part of our Spotlight on neuroimmunology – Robyn discusses her research, how inflammatory processes contribute to neurologic disease, and whether immunology and inflammation could be the basis of an eventual preventative treatment for neurodegenerative disease.
Dr Coffman is currently studying the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases adult disease risk, using zebrafish as a model organism to ask how such stress affects immune system development and regulation.
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Epidemiological studies have shown that chronic stress experienced very early in life—even prenatally—increases the risk of developing inflammatory disease in adulthood, including mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
Karmakar & Reilly review what is known about the role of NF1 mutation in immune cell function & the role of immune cells in promoting tumorigenesis in NF1.
In this interview, Dr Akassoglou discusses her pioneering research, as well as the key challenges in this exciting area of neuroscience and her hopes for the field.