International Women’s Day with Future Science Group: Advice from our female leaders in STEM
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by Annie Coulson
1w ago
In celebration of International Women's Day 2023, we have collated our 'Advice to my younger self' interviews with women from across the STEM community into a helpful infographic. Download now to view the advice from our female leaders, as well as their top resources to help broaden your networks and meet more like-minded women in science. All of our International Women's Day content from across our digital-hubs can be found here. Download the infographic The post International Women’s Day with Future Science Group: Advice from our female leaders in STEM appeared first on Neuro Central ..read more
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Dispelling the myth of the gendered brain with Gina Rippon
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by Annie Coulson
1w ago
For International Women’s Day 2023, we interviewed Gina Rippon, Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University (Birmingham, UK) and author of the book ‘The Gendered Brain’. Gina discusses her work dispelling the myths around gendered brains, how gender stereotyping influences children, as well as her advice to her younger self. Please could you tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are today? I'm a Professor Emeritus of Cognitive Neuroimaging at Aston University. I'm pretty much retired from active brain imaging now, but that's what I've been doing throughout m ..read more
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Bridging neurobiology and artificial intelligence with Kanaka Rajan
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by Annie Coulson
2w ago
For International Women’s Day 2023, we interviewed Kanaka Rajan, Computational Neuroscientist and Associate Professor at the Friedman Brain Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York (NY, USA). Kanaka discusses her work bridging neurobiology and artificial intelligence, using comic strips to communicate her work, as well as her advice to her younger self.  Please tell us about yourself and how you got to where you are today. I came to neuroscience circuitously. At first, I followed a typical trajectory of a young student in India, studying math, physics and engi ..read more
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Advice to my younger self with Carrie Hersh
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by Annie Coulson
2w ago
For International Women’s Day 2023, we interviewed Carrie Hersh. Carrie is the Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Health and Wellness Program and Associate Program Director of the Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health (NV, USA). She is also Associate Professor of Neurology at Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University (OH, USA). In this interview, Carrie discusses her career inspirations, finding networks and advice to her younger self. Tell us your career story My career is based off a series ..read more
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Rare Disease Day: insights into rare neurological diseases
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by Annie Coulson
2w ago
To mark Rare Disease Day (28 February 2023), we’ve compiled a list of recent articles from our partnered journals that span across neuroscience and neurology. From developing therapeutics for degenerative diseases, to insights into a rare adult brain tumor, take a look at what’s new in the field of rare neurological diseases below. All articles are Open Access. Future Rare Disease Plain language summary of a study looking at the age at diagnosis and time to start of treatment in individuals with mucopolysaccharidosis type I (MPS I) An international cross-sectional survey to characterize the ..read more
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Could cerebrospinal fluid interactions in the brain help us understand neurodevelopmental conditions?
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by Annie Coulson
3w ago
Researchers have demonstrated novel cerebrospinal fluid dynamics in the brain, which could hold promise for the future of neurodevelopmental research. A recent study at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis (MO, USA) has begun to uncover how cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) interacts with the brain, utilizing a new X-ray imaging technique to visualize fluid circulation. The study provides early research into the role of CSF and could have implications for a wide range of neurodevelopmental conditions, including hydrocephalus. CSF cushions the brain against injury, supplies it with nu ..read more
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Biomarker found to detect Alzheimer’s disease years before symptoms occur
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by Annie Coulson
2M ago
A research team from Europe has found that cases of early onset Alzheimer’s are connected with increased levels of a certain biomarker in blood plasma, which could mean a simple blood test could diagnose types of Alzheimer’s disease before symptoms appear in patients in the future. There are many forms of dementia with differing fundamental causes, including autosomal dominant familial Alzheimer’s disease (ADAD) which is defined by the presence of mutations in one of several specific genes. Although it is less common, only covering less than 1% of all Alzheimer’s cases, symptoms occur earlier ..read more
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Lecanemab approved for use by US FDA
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by Annie Coulson
2M ago
The US FDA has approved the Alzheimer’s drug lecanemab through the Accelerated Approval pathway. After full data was shared from the Phase III trial at the end of November 2022, the US FDA has approved the use of lecanemab, developed by Eisai (Tokyo, Japan) and Biogen (MA, USA), to treat Alzheimer’s disease in its early stages. The drug is only the second disease-modifying drug to be approved to treat Alzheimer’s. Speaking to the Science Media Centre, John Hardy (University College London; UK) commented: “This is great news and will reset Alzheimer’s research.  Now will come the difficul ..read more
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The role of amyloid in dementia and brain aging
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by Annie Coulson
2M ago
A new study sheds light on the differences between increased amyloid beta protein in aging, healthy brains and the brains of those with Alzheimer’s. Researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology (CA, USA) have found that the sheer presence and amount of amyloid beta (Aβ) protein in the brain alone cannot be used as an indicator of Alzheimer’s disease. Instead, they demonstrated that the type of Aβ was more important to dementia development. [ui-btn url="https://www.biotechniques.com/neuroscience/the-role-of-amyloid-in-dementia-and-bra ..read more
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Neuro Central 2022 wrapped: a year in review
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by Annie Coulson
2M ago
You’ve heard of Spotify wrapped…now it’s time for Neuro Central 2022 wrapped.   As we enter 2023, we reflect on Neuro Central’s highlights and top-performing content of 2022. We explored various topics, including Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. The most popular topic with our readers has continued to be neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer’s disease, and there were some big developments in the field last year. The fall of aducanumab... Our top-performing content piece of the year was our article on the rise and fall of aducanumab. After first entering clinical ..read more
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