The highways of our brain

Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience (NIN) used a new technique to show how electrical impulses are traveling with high speed in the brain. It appears that myelin, the sheath around neurons, creates a coaxial cable producing multiple waves of electrical potentials traveling in a more complicated manner than was envisioned earlier. These findings…

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NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer Meeting

This meeting will cover the recent developments in the NCRI Living With and Beyond Cancer (LWBC) Research Group’s projects. The programme is packed full of informative presentations covering the following workstreams: Acute Care and Toxicities, Advanced Disease and End of Life Care, Metastasis of Unknown Origin, Cancer of Unknown Primary (MUO/CUP), Late Consequences and Methodology.…

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Registry data — of sufficient quality — suitable for extended benefit assessment of drugs

Particularly in the case of accelerated drug approvals and drugs for rare diseases (orphan drugs), the evidence available at the time of market access is often insufficient for the early benefit assessment of drugs. Often, the studies are too short or no data on patient-relevant outcomes were collected. Comparisons with the German standard of care…

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30-year study identifies need of disease-modifying therapies for maple syrup urine disease

STRASBURG, PA- A new study analyzes 30 years of patient data and details the clinical course of 184 individuals with genetically diverse forms of Maple Syrup Urine Disease (MSUD), which is among the most volatile and dangerous inherited metabolic disorders. Researchers collected data on survival, hospitalization rates, metabolic crises, liver transplantation, and cognitive outcome. This…

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The ‘place’ of emotions

The entire set of our emotions is topographically represented in a small region of the brain, a 3 centimeters area of the cortex, report scientists in a study conducted at the IMT School for Advanced Studies Lucca, Italy. The discovery of this “map” of emotions comes from a work conducted by the Molecular Mind Laboratory…

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Advanced practice registered nurses to have a greater role in national response to opioid epidemic

January 24, 2020 – As we enter a new year and a new decade, many states have enacted legislation affecting the roles of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) in terms of practice authority, reimbursement, and prescriptive authority, according to the 32nd Annual Legislative Update in the January issue of The Nurse Practitioner, published by Wolters…

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Size matters! The neuroanatomy of trigeminal neuralgia´s treatment response

London, UK: A new study published in the journal Cephalalgia, the official journal of the International Headache Society, shows unprecedented data regarding the neuroanatomical influence on the treatment response of patients with trigeminal neuralgia. The study, entitled “Hippocampal and trigeminal nerve volume predict outcome of surgical treatment for trigeminal neuralgia”, was conducted by Dr. Tejas…

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