The 67th American Academy of Neurology conference drew more than 12,000 attendees to Washington, D.C., April 18 to 25. Among the sessions for practicing neurologists, some research snippets stood out, including imaging biomarkers for tracking the progression of Huntington’s and Parkinson’s diseases and the identification of proteins in the skin that are normally associated with brain pathology.
In a Solomonic move, a prestigious prize for research in neurodegenerative disease goes to a veteran tauist and a self-professed inhabitant of “amyloid land.”
Several different striatal markers may help researchers track early deterioration in Huntington's and Parkinson’s diseases.
Scientists find neurodegenerative proteins squirreled away in the skin cells of patients. Could this present an untapped source of biomarkers?