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Dementia and Heartburn Meds; AD Meets AI; Where Are the Strokes?
A 3D bioengineered human brain tissue model developed features of Alzheimer's disease -- including amyloid-beta plaque formation, neuronal loss, neuroinflammation, and reduced neural network functionality -- when infected with herpes simplex virus-1. (Science Advances)
An artificial intelligence model accurately predicted Alzheimer's risk by assessing MRIs, cognitive scores, age, and sex, besting 11 practicing neurologists. (Brain)
Alcohol consumption did not increase Parkinson's risk, a prospective study of 210,000 adults found. (Movement Disorders)
Repetitive head impacts upped the risk of all-cause mortality in a study of 14,000 National Football League players. (JAMA Network Open)
Narcolepsy was associated with increased risk of bone fracture. (Sleep Medicine)
The herbal product kratom (mitragynine) was linked to breakthrough seizure in epilepsy patients. (Neurology: Clinical Practice)
Marijuana for MS and Huntington's disease clinical trials received approval from the FDA, DEA, and other agencies to be shipped to the U.S., medical cannabis company MMJ International Holdings announced.
Where are the strokes? Data from 800 U.S. hospitals shows a 39% drop in imaging to evaluate stroke during the COVID-19 pandemic. (New England Journal of Medicine)
Last Updated May 12, 2020