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Researchers Identify Immune Genes Tied to Common, Deadly Brain Cancer

Researchers have identified a group of immune system genes that may play a role in how long people can live after developing a common type of brain cancer called glioblastoma multiforme, a tumor of the glial cells in the brain. The research is...
20-May-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Drug Used for Pain, Anxiety May Be Linked to Birth Defects

A drug commonly used to treat pain, epilepsy, anxiety and other brain health disorders may be associated with an increased risk of major birth defects, according to a study published in the May 18, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical...
16-May-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

MS Drug Mitoxantrone May Be Linked to Increased Risk of Colorectal Cancer

The multiple sclerosis (MS) drug mitoxantrone may be associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer, according to a study published in the May 11, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology....
5-May-2016 4:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Silent Epidemic? Head Injury May Be Linked to Lasting Sleep Problems

People who have had a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured, according to a study published in the April 27, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of...
21-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of Medical Complaints Before Concussion May Help Predict Recovery Time

Athletes who have medical complaints, like aches and pains, that have no known physical cause may take longer to recover after a concussion, according to a study published in the April 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...
20-Apr-2016 7:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Announcing the 2016 American Academy of Neurology Research Program Recipients

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN), the world’s largest association of neurologists, is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2016 AAN Research Program. This year’s program has awarded nearly $3 million...
20-Apr-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Number of Medical Complaints Before Concussion May Help Predict Recovery Time

Athletes who have medical complaints, like aches and pains, that have no known physical cause may take longer to recover after a concussion, according to a study published in the April 20, 2016, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of...
14-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

AAN Updates Guidelines on Use of Botulinum Toxin for Spasticity, Headache, Other Brain Disorders

The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) has updated its 2008 guidelines on the use of botulinum toxin for spasticity, cervical dystonia, blepharospasm and migraine headache, based on recent research. The guideline is published in the April 18, 2016,...
14-Apr-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Our Experts on Newswise

AAN neurologist expert available to speak about epilepsy as Coach Jerry Kill announces his retirement

28-Oct-2015 10:05 AM EDT

As football season begins, AAN offers Super Bowl Champion Ben Utecht for interviews about concussion: "When in Doubt, Sit it Out"

5-Aug-2015 9:55 AM EDT

Stroke Neurologist Expert Immediately Available to Discuss Condition and Treatment After Illinois Senator Mark Kirk Experiences Stroke

Expert neurologist immediately available to discuss stroke after news that Illinois Senator Mark Kirk has experienced a stroke.
23-Jan-2012 2:00 PM EST

Neurotrauma Experts Available

The American Academy of Neurology has neurotrauma experts available for interviews to discuss critical care and recovery.
10-Jan-2011 1:55 PM EST

Experts Available on Head Trauma and ALS

The American Academy of Neurology has neurology experts in Amytrophic Lateral Sclerosis and head injury available to speak about the latest findings regarding the two conditions in the Journal of Neuropathology & Experimental Neurology.
17-Aug-2010 2:55 PM EDT

Neurologist Available to Speak About Stroke

A stroke spokesman for the American Academy of Neurology is available to speak about stroke related to Vice President Joe Biden's oldest son suffering a mild stroke.
12-May-2010 9:00 AM EDT

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