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  • 21 May 2024
    David C Henshall

    Secrets of our genome: Small RNAs conduct the molecular orchestra of life

    The actions of genes are fundamental to life as we know it. But how is your genome’s prodigious output controlled? What checks and balances ensure the right ‘amount’ of gene activity in each of your trillions of cells? What is conducting the molecular orchestra of life? Researchers have been unpicking the pathway from gene to […]

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  • 17 May 2023
    Cyrille Rossant

    A journey into the shaken baby syndrome/abusive head trauma controversy

    Cambridge University Press is publishing a textbook I have co-edited with five colleagues, Shaken Baby Syndrome, Investigating the Abusive Head Trauma Controversy, by Findley et al. With contributions by 32 authors, this book provides a thorough analysis of an interdisciplinary subject lying at the intersection of medicine, science, and law, and covering topics in pediatrics, […]

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  • 9 Dec 2022
    Robert Friedland

    The new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease is only modestly effective: What else can we do now?

    The media have been busy in discussion with the results of a large clinical trial that is a new monoclonal antibody therapy, designed to treat patients with the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. On November 29th, the data was released from the clinical trial, developed by Eisai and Biogen. The outcomes show that the antibody, […]

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  • 2 Aug 2021
    Neville M. Jadeja

    How to Read an EEG

    “Do epileptologists just make things up?” remarked one of my trainees after seeing me read an EEG, obviously completely exasperated looking at a screen full of squiggly lines! EEGs are indeed daunting to look at, but easy to read once you understand the “the method to my madness”. At least, that’s what I would like […]

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  • 8 Mar 2021
    Daniel Gibbs

    A Tattoo On My Brain

    I am a retired neurologist with early-stage Alzheimer’s disease.  For nearly 25 years I practiced and taught general neurology.  Many of my patients had dementia including Alzheimer’s disease, but it never occurred to me until a few years ago that I might get it too.  In A Tattoo On My Brain: A Neurologist’s Personal Battle […]

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  • 19 Jun 2020
    Alberto Espay, Benjamin Stecher

    The Fables at the Heart of Neurodegenerative Disease Research

    There are currently 77 clinical trials evaluating medications aimed at slowing the progression of Parkinson’s disease. On the surface that sounds like good reason to be optimistic that one of those will strike gold and we will finally have the long sought-after disease modifying therapy for Parkinson’s disease. Here is an overview of all trials […]

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  • 10 Jun 2020
    Stephen Honeybul

    Ethics in Neurosurgical Practice

    Within all fields of surgery, ethical issues are encountered on a daily basis however within the field of neurosurgery there are certain considerations that require specific consideration. In the first instance disease processes within the central nervous system can have an impact on cognitive function that may affect the function of consent. Secondly, there is […]

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