Study Finds Strong Association Between Low Vitamin D Levels and Increased Susceptibility to MS

From NeurologyWire

Although the association of low vitamin D levels and onset of MS has long been recognized, new findings offer the most compelling evidence yet that lack of vitamin D may, in fact, be a causal susceptibility factor for MS. In a Mendellian randomization study published last month in PLOS Medicine, investigators identified single nucleotide polymorphi...

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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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First US Patients Treated with Focused Ultrasound for Parkin...

From The Focused Ultrasound Foundation

Researchers at the University of Maryland and the University of Virginia have performed the first focused ultrasound treatments in the United States f...Full story

Amgen and Novartis Partner to Develop Alzheimers and Migrain...

From NeurologyWire

Amgen and Novartis have entered into global partnership to co-develop treatments for Alzheimer's disease and migraine. Under the agreement, the compan...Full story

New Study Identifies Key Contributors to the Vulnerability o...

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Although it remains unclear why dopamine (DA) neurons are particularly vulnerable to cellular dysfunctions resulting in a loss of neurons in patients ...Full story

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Study Finds Strong Association Between Low Vitamin D Levels ...

From NeurologyWire

Although the association of low vitamin D levels and onset of MS has long been recognized, new findings offer the most compelling evidence yet that la...Full story

Monday, August 31, 2015

Florbetaben Found Accurate in Detecting Beta-Amyloid Plaques...

From NeurologyWire

New findings confirmed the accuracy and reliability of florbetaben in detecting beta-amyloid plaques in the brain of patients with suspected Alzheimer...Full story

Monday, August 24, 2015

Researchers Funded by the National MS Society Build on Comme...

From National MS Society

A team of researchers from around the country have published findings indicating the accuracy of MSPrecise (Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc.), a la...Full story

No Good Evidence to Support OTC Antioxidants in MS

From NeurologyWire

There is no clinical evidence to support recommendation of OTC antioxidant compounds for patients with MS, a new analysis shows. (Mult Scler., epub) H...Full story

Evidence of Disease Activity in MS a Possible Marker of Trea...

From NeurologyWire

RRMS patients who use more first line and less second line disease modifying treatment may be more like to show evidence of disease activity (EDA) com...Full story

Monday, August 10, 2015

Court Rules in Favor of Amarin Corp. in "Off-label" Dispute

From Amarin Corp.

Amarin Corporation plc (NASDAQ: AMRN) today announced a United States District Court has ruled that Amarin may promote to healthcare professionals cer...Full story

Friday, July 31, 2015

Codman Neuro Launches Family of Coils for Treatment of Brain...

From Codman Neuro

Codman Neuro, part of DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, has introduced a new platform of embolic coils for the treatment of brain aneurysm...Full story

Thursday, July 23, 2015

American Parkinson Disease Association Awards $1.3m In Resea...

From NeurologyWire

The American Parkinson Disease Association is pleased to award $1.3 million for 2015-2016 research funding to support four Post-Doctoral Fellowships, ...Full story

MS Patients with Sleep Disorders Have Reduced Quality of Lif...

From NeurologyWire

MS patients with sleep disordersespecially those with OSA or insomniahave reduced quality of life (QoL), compared with those without sleep disorders, ...Full story

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cancer Associated With Unfavorable Survival in Stroke Patien...

From NeurologyWire

Cancer, especially active cancer and no other apparent cause for stroke, is associated with unfavorable survival among young stroke patients, accordin...Full story

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Football Conference Adding Medical Observers For Games

From NeurologyWire

The Atlantic Coast Conference will deploy "medical observers" to its college football games this fall, according to conference commissioner John Swoff...Full story