Our Feb. news & research include two new migraine drugs, the stroke-Parkinson link, and the potential of an anticancer drug to prevent Alzheimer.
We present a selection of interesting neurology articles for the month of February in the following slides. See the slide legends for links to the article summaries.
The Locus Coeruleus: Essential for Maintaining Cognitive Function and the Aging Brain. Abstract link. **** An Anticancer Drug Suppresses the Primary Nucleation Reaction that Initiates the Production of the Toxic AÎ²42 Aggregates Linked with Alzheimer’s Disease. Abstract link.
Screening for Autism Spectrum Disorder in Young Children. US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Abstract link.****Sleep and Behavioral Problems in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Abstract link.
Hippocampal Deep Brain Stimulation in Nonlesional Refractory Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Abstract link. **** Whole Transcriptome Screening Reveals Myelination Deficits in Dysplastic Human Temporal Neocortex. Abstract link.
Migraine Is Related to an Increased Risk of Parkinson’s Disease: a Population-Based, Propensity Score-Matched, Longitudinal Follow-up Study. Abstract link.****Safety and Efficacy of AMG 334 for Prevention of Episodic Migraine: a Randomised, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Phase 2 Trial. Abstract link.
Avanir Pharmaceuticals Announces FDA Approval of ONZETRAâ¢ Xsailâ¢ (AVP-825) for the Acute Treatment of Migraine in Adults. Press release. ****Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. Receives FDA Approval for ZEMBRACEâ¢SymTouchâ¢ (sumatriptan succinate) Injection for the Acute Treatment of Migraines in Adults. Press release.
Risk of Early Relapse Following the Switch from Injectables to Oral Agents for Multiple Sclerosis. Abstract Link. ****Taste Dysfunction in Multiple Sclerosis. Abstract link.
Nestin-Positive/SOX2âNegative Cells Mediate Adult Neurogenesis of Nigral Dopaminergic Neurons in Mice. Abstract link. ****Pharmacodynamics of a Low Subacute Levodopa Dose Helps Distinguish Between Multiple System Atrophy with Predominant Parkinsonism and Parkinson’s Disease. Abstract link.