Neurosurgery patients who had a piece of their skull removed were fitted with a prosthesis embedded with an acrylic window so doctors could peer inside with ultrasound. (New York Times)
A woman’s quest to understand her decades-long fatigue led to a breakthrough discovery about the role of WASF3 protein in myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS). (Washington Post, PNAS)
Post-stroke seizures were linked with increased mortality risk, poor functional outcomes, disability, and dementia in a meta-analysis. (JAMA Neurology)
People with ALS should be offered genetic testing that includes a C9orf72 assay and sequencing of SOD1, FUS, and TARDBP, new guidelines suggested. (Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology)
An artificial intelligence tool predicted the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and other medical conditions based on retinal images. (Nature)
Surgery to treat scoliosis in children with cerebral palsy was linked with reduced mortality. (Neurology)
Financial wealth declined much faster for people with probable dementia than controls in the decade before dementia onset. (JAMA Neurology)
AIRAmed announced the FDA cleared its AIRAscore brain volumetry software.
The FDA also amended the boxed warning for pimavanserin (Nuplazid) to clarify its use in people with Parkinson’s disease-related hallucinations and delusions, Acadia Pharmaceuticals said.
A telehealth program that improved outcomes for dementia patients and caregivers cut Medicare costs, a secondary analysis showed. (JAMA Internal Medicine)
Circular RNA appeared to be produced by brain cells damaged in Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. (Nature Communications)
Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D-Va.) will not seek reelection in 2024 after her diagnosis changed from Parkinson’s to progressive supranuclear palsy. (ABC News)