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— News and commentary from the world of neurology and neuroscience

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Coffee intake and in plasma samples were inversely associated with incident Parkinson's disease. (Neurology)

A Mendelian randomization study between Parkinson's and irritable bowel syndrome. (NPJ Parkinson's Disease)

The U.K.'s Alzheimer's Society launched a controversial new ad that depicted a . (The Guardian)

Eisai and Biogen submitted a supplemental biologics license application for of their Alzheimer's drug lecanemab (Leqembi).

Autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation did not control disability in (MS) patients with advanced disability and low relapse activity, observational data showed. (Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry)

Peripheral blood immune signatures suggested there may be , each associated with a distinct disease trajectory. (Science Translational Medicine)

Carrying two APOE4 alleles was linked with in Alzheimer's disease microglia. (Nature)

The Alzheimer's Association updated its , reporting that nearly 7 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease.

Abbott said it received FDA clearance for its i-STAT TBI cartridge, a whole-blood rapid test to at the bedside. Previous tests were cleared for use only with serum or plasma.

Diabetes, air pollution, and alcohol intake frequency were the for brain regions vulnerable to aging and disease, an analysis showed. (Nature Communications)

Migraine and other nontraditional risk factors in young men and women. (Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes)

Sudden cardiac death and ventricular arrhythmia in patients who were newly prescribed levetiracetam versus oxcarbazepine for seizures. (Neurology)

  • Judy George covers neurology and neuroscience news for app, writing about brain aging, Alzheimer’s, dementia, MS, rare diseases, epilepsy, autism, headache, stroke, Parkinson’s, ALS, concussion, CTE, sleep, pain, and more.