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Archive for December, 2014

Neurodegeneration in MS: A clue to diability?

12 Dec, 14 | by Steve Vucic, Web Editor

Corticla tarophy has been proposed as an imprtant pathophysiological mechanisms in disability development in progressive forms of multiple sclerosis.  A number of studies utilsing sophistcated MRI tehcniques have yielded such evidence.  In this issue of JNNP and elegant study demonstrated the importance of neurodegeneration at a pathological level, “reflected by a global reduction of neuronal density, the presence of acutely injured axons, and the accumulation of oxidised phospholipids and DNA in neurons, oligodendrocytes and axons“.  As such preventing degenration is the key, although the real question must be how can we revearse the process.  Will antioxidants, antiexcitotoxic agents work??

 

 

Read more at http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/85/12/1386.abstract

Forbes Norris Award for editor of JNNP-Professor Matthew Kiernan

12 Dec, 14 | by Steve Vucic, Web Editor

It gives me great pleasure to announce that Matthew Kiernan was awarded the highly prestigious Forbes Norris Award by the International ALS Alliance.
The Forbes Norris Award, first presented in 1994, honours the memory of Dr. Forbes “Ted” Norris (1928 – 1993), a neurologist who dedicated his career to helping people with ALS/MND. The purpose of this prestigious Award is to encourage a combination of two major qualities: management of and advances in understanding ALS/MND, to the benefit of people living with the disease. Some previous recipients have included Professor Nigel Leigh, Stanley Appel, Andrew Eisen, Pamela Shaw and more recently Leonard van den Berg to name a few, all very important names in the filed of ALS.
Once again well done Matthew for a wonderful achievement.

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