Clinician-scientist wins annual award for excellence in behavioral neurology research
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  March 20, 2017  
  Neurology / Neuroscience  
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 Clinician-scientist wins annual award for excellence in behavioral neurology researchClinician-scientist wins annual award for excellence in behavioral neurology research
 
Peter Turkeltaub, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and rehabilitation medicine, and director of the Cognitive Recovery Lab, has been chosen by an international society of neurologists to receive its annual award for excellence in behavioral neurology research.
 
 
 New biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in childrenNew biomarker may predict trajectory of TBI recovery in children
 
A new biomarker may help predict which children will take longer to recover from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a preliminary study published in the March 15, 2017, online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.
 
   Study provides insight into prognosis of deployment-related mTBI in returning soldiersStudy provides insight into prognosis of deployment-related mTBI in returning soldiers
 
Nearly 50 percent of recently-deployed Soldiers who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury reported post-concussive symptoms - like headaches, sleep disturbance, and forgetfulness - three months after returning from deployment, according to a study published March 17 in Neurology by researchers at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center.
 
   CUMC researchers discover common genetic variant that impacts brain agingCUMC researchers discover common genetic variant that impacts brain aging
 
Columbia University Medical Center researchers have discovered a common genetic variant that greatly impacts normal brain aging, starting at around age 65, and may modify the risk for neurodegenerative diseases.
 
   Antibody treats pediatric brain tumors safely and effectively in miceAntibody treats pediatric brain tumors safely and effectively in mice
 
Five types of pediatric brain cancer were safely and effectively treated in mice by an antibody that causes immune cells to engulf and eat tumors without hurting healthy brain cells, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
 
 Sheffield Teaching Hospitals first in the UK to use cutting-edge robotic neurosurgery
 
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals first in the UK to use cutting-edge robotic neurosurgerySHEFFIELD Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation has become the first NHS hospital in the UK to use a cutting-edge robot using a system similar to a GPS to transform the lives of patients needing complex brain surgery.
 
 
 Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociability
 
Study provides insights into genetic, neuronal circuit mechanisms linked to autism's impaired sociabilityResearchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center have gained new insight into the genetic and neuronal circuit mechanisms that may contribute to impaired sociability in some forms of Autism Spectrum Disorder.
 
 
 UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injury
 
UCLA study finding holds promise to prevent progressive cognitive decline in children with brain injuryA new biological marker may help doctors identify children at risk of poor outcomes after a traumatic brain injury, UCLA scientists report in a preliminary study.
 
 
 Researchers discover cellular defects that underlie familial form of Parkinson's disease
 
Researchers discover cellular defects that underlie familial form of Parkinson's diseaseHoward Hughes Medical Institute researchers have introduced a genetic mutation found in some patients with early onset Parkinson's disease into mice, creating a new animal model of the disease.
 
 
 Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesight
 
Novel nanoengineered retinal prosthesis may help restore eyesightA team of engineers at the University of California San Diego and La Jolla-based startup Nanovision Biosciences Inc. have developed the nanotechnology and wireless electronics for a new type of retinal prosthesis that brings research a step closer to restoring the ability of neurons in the retina to respond to light.
 
 
 Study findings could lead to novel therapies for preventing vision loss from degenerative retinal diseases
 
Study findings could lead to novel therapies for preventing vision loss from degenerative retinal diseasesSilencing a gene called Nrl in mice prevents the loss of cells from degenerative diseases of the retina, according to a new study.
 
 
 Changes in the brain regions that process speech may be potential predictor of early dementia
 
Changes in the brain regions that process speech may be potential predictor of early dementiaEarly dementia is typically associated with memory and thinking problems; but older adults should also be vigilant about hearing and communication problems, suggest recent findings in a joint Baycrest-University of Memphis study.
 
 
 MPFI researchers develop new tool to study CaMKII kinetics in learning and memory
 
MPFI researchers develop new tool to study CaMKII kinetics in learning and memoryAs we learn, the structure of individual neurons in our brains change to strengthen important connections and weaken less important ones, a process known as structural plasticity.
 
 
 Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infants
 
Young researchers explore impact of prolonged Zika viremia in pregnant women, fetuses and infantsA Maryland woman traveled to the Dominican Republic early in her pregnancy, spending three weeks with family. She felt dizzy and tired and, at first, attributed the lethargy to jet lag.
 
 
 World's first licence for mitochondrial donation IVF may enable women to have disease-free babies
 
World's first licence for mitochondrial donation IVF may enable women to have disease-free babiesEminent UK reproductive and genetics experts have become the first in the world licensed to provide a revolutionary IVF procedure using donor DNA – which they spent decades developing – enabling women carrying potentially fatal mitochondrial disease to have healthy, genetically-related babies.