The World Federation of Neurology | Neurology News
The mission of the WFN, as a UK registered charity, is to foster quality neurology and brain health worldwide, a goal we seek to achieve by promoting global neurological education and training, with the emphasis placed firmly on under-resourced parts of the world.
Machine learning approach automates pathologists’ work to identify disease markers. University of California researchers have found a way to teach a computer to detect one of the hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease in human brain tissue.
An international team of researchers has proposed a name for a type of brain disease that causes dementia symptoms: Limbic-predominant Age-related TDP-43 Encephalopathy, or LATE. At present LATE can only be diagnosed by examining brain tissues after death.
NIH BRAIN Initiative-funded project could improve quality of life for paralyzed patients. Scientists used brain signals recorded from epilepsy patients to program a computer to mimic natural speech — an advancement that could one day have a profound effect on the ability of certain patients to communicate.
Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has commissioned the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) to create the world’s largest survey on people’s attitudes around dementia, which will form the basis for the World Alzheimer Report 2019, to be released in September.
A Japan-based research team led by Kanazawa University have found that bright spot areas have generally lower fluorescence in brain tumours than in normal tissues in images captured by irradiation with a 405 nm wavelength laser and 544.5–619.5 nm band-pass filter. This may facilitate discrimination of glioblastoma with or without 5-aminolevulinic acid fluorescence and could be applicable to other tumours.
Where men and women face the same disease, men often seek health care less than women. In countries with generalized HIV epidemics, for example, men are less likely than women to take an HIV test, less likely to access antiretroviral therapy and more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women.