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Dimitri M. Kullmann

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Brain has published landmark papers in clinical neurology and translational neuroscience since 1878. The Editorial Board reflects the journal's broad coverage and international readership. Accepted articles are posted online within a few weeks of acceptance. 

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The chemokine CXCL12 mediates the anti-amyloidogenic action of painless human Nerve Growth Factor

Capsoni 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.

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The whole-brain pattern of magnetic susceptibility perturbations in Parkinson’s disease

Using a newly validated iron-sensitive MRI measure, Acosta-Cabronero et al. map whole-brain changes consistent with iron accumulation in Parkinson’s disease.

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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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2016 highlights from Brain 

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Perfect Mind – On Shakespeare and the Brain
It is often said that Shakespeare was a psychoanalyst 300 years before Freud. Drawing on examples from Macbeth to King Lear, Robert McCrum argues that Shakespeare was also something of a proto-neurologist.

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2016: the year of Zika

As of 28 July 2016, 14 countries or territories have reported microcephaly and other central nervous system malformations associated with ZIKV infection. Find out what is scientifically known about the neurological complications of ZIKV.

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The lifelong importance of nutrition in pregnancy for brain development

Susanne R. de Rooij discusses how although nutrition affects the brain throughout life it is potentially most important during the critical prenatal period, during which the lion’s share of our brain development takes place.

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Finding the imposter: understanding a rare delusional disorder using brain connectivity

Ryan Darby uses lesion network mapping to “find the imposter” hiding in the brain, showing how a single brain injury might alter the relationship between two interacting sets of brain regions.

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