Monthly Archive: November, 2015

What are the most perplexing diseases that excite neurologists?

Neurologists typically see what they will call run-of-the-mill stuff. These are cases they don’t typically struggle too hard to make a diagnosis or to treat. These common cases don’t really keep us on our toes. No, what gets neurologists… Continue reading

Fronto-temporal brain sagging syndrome

Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a progressive untreatable condition. It causes the frontal and temporal lobes of the brain to shrink and it manifests as a behavioural disorder or with speech difficulties. I was unaware… Continue reading

6 exciting neuroscience discoveries that will shape neurology

  The brain is a mystery and that is why neurologists find it fascinating. The more we know, the more it tantalises us with its hidden gems. Great neurologists have waxed lyrical about… Continue reading

10 remarkable breakthroughs that will change neurology

This is the age of rapidly advancing technology. Blink, and the scene changes unrecognisably. It would be unbelievable if we weren’t actually living it. What technological advances will impact Neurology in the near… Continue reading

Autism and creativity

I find creativity an exciting topic; don’t we all wish we were that bit more insightful! I have already posted on creativity and mental health, and I have reviewed may books that explore innovation in my other blog,… Continue reading

IgLON5: a new antibody disorder for neurologists

IgLON5 antibody syndrome first came to my attention in a paper from Lancet Neurology titled A novel non-rapid-eye movement and rapid-eye-movement parasomnia with sleep breathing disorder associated with antibodies to IgLON5. A passing phenomenon I thought,… Continue reading

Maggots, viruses and lasers: some innovations for brain tumours

Brain tumours are among the most distressing of cancers, partly because of they arise from the most important body organ. Current treatment revolves around debulking surgery and palliative chemotherapy and radiotherapy. There are… Continue reading