MDLinx Neuro Brief

New study upends understanding of the blood–brain barrier. Plus, new imaging differentiates dementias, and waking the comatose with brain stimulation

New study upends understanding of the blood–brain barrier. Plus, using imaging to differentiate dementias, and waking the comatose with brain stimulation Since 2012, researchers have used an in vitro model to study the blood–brain barrier. But this week, we bring news of a study that points to a critical flaw in this model that raises…

Common genetic disorder linked to debilitating neuro condition, new tech sees beyond brain disease, and cannabis for Parkinson’s

This week we bring positive research findings—a prostate enlargement drug that may be effective for Parkinson’s disease, another medication’s efficacy in children with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, and a survey indicating that Parkinson’s patients are yearning to learn more about the therapeutic properties of a widely illegal drug. In this edition, you’ll also find new research…

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