Tag: neurology

May 4, 2017 Off

Brain “relay” also key to holding thoughts in the mind

By Dino Mustafić

Long assumed to be a mere “relay,” an often-overlooked egg-like structure in the middle of the brain also turns out to play a pivotal role in tuning-up thinking circuity. A trio of studies in mice funded by the National Institutes of Health are revealing that the thalamus sustains the ability to distinguish categories and hold thoughts in mind.

April 27, 2017 Off

Human forebrain circuits under construction – in a dish

By Dino Mustafić

National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded neuroscientists have created a 3D window into the human brain’s budding executive hub assembling itself during a critical period in prenatal development. What’s more, they used it to discover and experimentally correct — in a petri dish — defective cell migration caused by an autism-related disorder.

March 8, 2017 Off

Alexion waits for FDA’s OK for generalized myasthenia gravis drug

By Dino Mustafić

U.S. Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has accepted for review the Alexion Pharmaceuticals’s supplemental Biologics License Application (sBLA) to extend the indication for Soliris (eculizumab) as a potential treatment for patients with refractory generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) who are anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) antibody-positive.