Dimitri M. Kullmann
The chemokine CXCL12 mediates the anti-amyloidogenic action of painless human Nerve Growth FactorCapsoni et al. show that intranasal administration of a newly developed ‘painless NGF’ leads to potent anti-amyloidogenic effects in a rodent model of Alzheimer’s disease. Full text version
The whole-brain pattern of magnetic susceptibility perturbations in Parkinson’s diseaseUsing a newly validated iron-sensitive MRI measure, Acosta-Cabronero et al. map whole-brain changes consistent with iron accumulation in Parkinson’s disease.
Preoperative automated fibre quantification predicts postoperative seizure outcome in temporal lobe epilepsy
Around half of all patients fail to achieve seizure freedom after temporal lobe resection. Keller et al. identify preoperative diffusion abnormalities that predict postoperative seizures, and thus hold promise as prognostic markers.
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