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May 18, 2022

High IL-6 Levels Linked to Carotid Plaque Severity, Progression High IL-6 Levels Linked to Carotid Plaque Severity, Progression

Increased circulating levels of the cytokine interleukin 6 (IL-6) are associated with carotid plaque severity and progression, contributing to an increased risk of stroke, a new […]
May 18, 2022

Dopamine D1 Agonists May Aid Patients With Late-Stage Parkinson’s Dopamine D1 Agonists May Aid Patients With Late-Stage Parkinson’s

The study covered in this summary was published on MedRxiv.org as a preprint and has not yet been peer reviewed. Key Takeaways D1/5 agonists may offer […]
May 16, 2022

Our Brains Learn From Mistakes and Can Track Performance Our Brains Learn From Mistakes and Can Track Performance

Our ability to learn new things and adjust our approach based on failure and success can be credited to a multi-tasking group of neurons, or messenger […]
May 16, 2022

Two Investigational Meds Promising for Myasthenia Gravis Two Investigational Meds Promising for Myasthenia Gravis

Two investigational medications are safe and effective for the treatment of generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG), new research shows. The phase 3 studies showed both zilucoplan and […]
May 13, 2022

Recurrent Stroke Risk High in AF, Even With Anticoagulants Recurrent Stroke Risk High in AF, Even With Anticoagulants

Patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) who suffer an ischemic stroke while taking direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) or vitamin K antagonists (VKA) have a dangerously high risk […]
May 13, 2022

FDA Approves Oral Form of ALS Drug Edaravone FDA Approves Oral Form of ALS Drug Edaravone

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved an orally administered version of edaravone (Radicava ORS) for adults with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).  Edaravone is […]
May 12, 2022

Ultra-High Dose Drug Slows Functional Decline in Early ALS Ultra-High Dose Drug Slows Functional Decline in Early ALS

An ultrahigh-dose of methylcobalamin slows functional decline by 43% in patients with early-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), new research shows. The 50-mg dose was administered twice-weekly […]
May 12, 2022

Exenatide Linked to Less Hyperglycemia After Stroke Exenatide Linked to Less Hyperglycemia After Stroke

Treatment with the diabetes drug exenatide was associated with a significant decrease in hyperglycemia in acute stroke patients, a new study shows. The research could offer […]
May 11, 2022

Knowing How the Brain Reacts to Smells May Help Fight Disease Knowing How the Brain Reacts to Smells May Help Fight Disease

You know that complicated equations can predict what story pops up in your news feed or which TikTok video you’ll watch next. But you might not […]
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