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The vital work of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) and The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) are explored here by Open Access Government, with a special focus on neurodegenerative disorders.
The DZNE investigates the causes of neurodegenerative diseases and develops novel strategies for prevention, treatment and care.
Boris Šustaršič, President of the European Alliance of Neuromuscular Disorders Associations shares his thoughts on the key issues around muscular dystrophy (MD) in Europe today
Professor Lein discusses developmental neurotoxicity and the critical need for a new approach to identifying and regulating chemicals that interfere with normal brain development.
NIH-funded study closes in on personalised drug testing for neurological disorders
Scientists from the Cumming School of Medicine’s Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI), have discovered that stress from others can change the brain in the same way as real stress does
Research into curious bright spots in the eyes on stroke patients’ brain images could one day alter the way they are assessed and treated A team of scientists at the National Institutes of Health found that a chemical routinely given to stroke patients undergoing brain scans can leak into their...
Professor Susan Francis of the Sir Peter Mansfield Imaging Centre, University of Nottingham explores how state-of-the-art imaging methods can be used to study human sensory disorders (the sense of touch) The somatosensory system transmits nerve impulses pertaining to tactile, proprioceptive, thermal, nociceptive and affective sensations. There have been significant advances...
The European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) provide an update about the positive progress being made for people with Parkinson’s My PD Journey is a multi-stakeholder European coalition led by the European Parkinson’s Disease Association (EPDA) and it is a positive development in terms of the positive progress being made for...
Prof. Dr Axel Rominger from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich on how neurodegenerative diseases can be studied through PET imaging
Prof. David Dexter, deputy director of research at Parkinson’s UK shares his thoughts on the symptoms of Parkinson’s and the chances of finding a cure
Executive Director of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP), Alexander Schubert looks at how science is unravelling the complexity of the human brain
Experts from the European Laboratory for Non-Linear Spectroscopy and the Neuroscience Institute reflect on cerebral blood flow (CBF)
Chief Executive of the Huntington’s disease Association, Cath Stanley explores the symptoms, causes, and the vital role of research within the field
The Alzheimer's Society in the UK provides a fascinating glimpse into the most dementia as a progressive condition and its common forms
Naoko Tanese from New York University explores how monitoring gene expression can be used to treat neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's
A man in a vegetative state in France has regained a degree of consciousness after experimental therapy of placing a nerve stimulator on his chest After being in a vegetative state for 15 years, the unnamed 35-year-old patient responded to nerve stimulator therapy and within a month was able to...
Professor Raffaella Rumiati shares some insights into food recognition and eating behaviours that are emerging from food neuroscience research at SISSA In recent years there has been growing interest in finding out how our brain processes food cues and directs our food choices. Food is essential because it provides the...