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The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 9/21/17

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A first-of-its kind trial will explore the benefits of vagus nerve stimulation for stroke rehabilitation; plus, can a brain implant restore vision to the blind?

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 9/14/17

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A hyped status epilepticus drug falls flat in phase 3; misconceptions about vaccines and autism influence health care decisions in siblings.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 9/7/17

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Fingolimod proves effective in pediatric patients with MS while radiologists face a future where technology may replace them.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 8/31/17

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The FDA denies a NDA for an up-and-coming Parkinson's drug over manufacturing issues while researchers discover significant sex-specific differences in the brains of people with depression.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 8/24/17

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Will a mini-dystrophin gene be the key to treating muscular dystrophy? Plus, a recent recall of an epilepsy drug and updated practice guidelines.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 8/17/17

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MS drug makers are coming under fire for rapidly rising drug prices while another lawsuit is filed against Purdue Pharma for deceptive marketing practices for OxyContin.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 8/10/17

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Eli Lilly reports more positive phase 3 data for its acute migraine drug lasmiditan, while yet another brain-training company comes under fire for making baseless claims.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 8/4/17

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The NIH-NFL partnership for brain research is walking away from millions of unspent money. Plus, are girls better at masking autism symptoms?

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 7/27/17

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FDA recalls Penumbra revascularization device while Amgen reaches the FDA first with its CGRP migraine drug erenumab.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 7/20/17

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Senator John McCain has been handed a grim neurological diagnosis. Plus, a new headache treatment is on the market.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 7/13/17

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State drug agencies face a new and growing threat in gabapentin abuse as the NIH battles through a brain tissue shortage.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 7/6/17

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Researchers say serotonin levels may be a biomarker of SIDS. Plus, new findings may help develop therapeutics that can better penetrate the blood-brain barrier.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 6/29/17

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Researchers plan a controversial trial to use stem cells to try and reverse brain death. Plus, protective mutation A673T lends support to the amyloid hypothesis, and the molecule LRP4 may shed light on synaptic imbalances that can lead to epilepsy.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 6/22/17

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Patients are facing major backlash from insurers refusing to cover the cost of a controversial Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug while the National Academies of Sciences are recommending steps to prevent dementia.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 6/15/17

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A large genomic study has identified 5 genes related to insomnia, plus hear from the DAWN trial investigators on the impact their data might have on the future of stroke treatment.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 6/9/17

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In a first, the FDA has requested the removal of an opioid medication from the market. Plus, is snake venom the latest antiplatelet agent?

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 6/1/2017

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New research suggests that ketamine may do more harm than good when it comes to preventing delirium, plus is an old, cheap, generic drug about to be repurposed for another neurologic disorder?

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 5/18/17

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What US hospitals can learn from the ransomware attack on the UK health care system, plus the latest hurdle for Sarepta's DMD drugs.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 5/11/2017

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A new treatment for ALS gets a green light from the FDA as the NIH prepares to take a deep dive into chronic fatigue syndrome.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 5/4/17

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A third of the population has experienced "mini" stroke, but most don't know how to handle it. Plus, catch up on the latest drug price controversy for rare-disease drugs.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 4/27/17

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Did you miss out on AAN? Catch up on the latest science with Neurology Advisor's live coverage, plus learn about the latest FDA approval.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 4/20/17

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A report ties over 4000 children with birth defects to a popular epilepsy drug, while the FDA issues a stern warning about the use of codeine and tramadol in children.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 4/13/17

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The latest studies suggest that silencing the SCA2 gene may help reduce symptoms of ALS and deep brain stimulation may quell tics associated with Tourette's syndrome.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 4/6/17

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Teva's Huntington's chorea drug names a competitive price as other drug makers pursue phase 3 studies in glioblastoma and depression despite disappointing data.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/31/17

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Pricing criticism strikes Roche's Ocrevus as the nominee for FDA commissioner comes under fire for potential conflicts of interest.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/23/17

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The CDC says we should be paying more attention to fall-related concussion prevention in the elderly while one of the NFL's own heads to Harvard for a neurosurgery residency.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/16/17

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Marathon sells off its controversial DMD drug as the FDA stands to double its fees for the drug approval process under the new Trump budget.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/9/17

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The Obamacare replacement is here, and opposition is growing among medical groups. Plus, alternative medicine is having its moment at some major hospitals, while telemedicine proves to be a bust for health care costs.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 3/2/17

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While Genentech rolls the dice on a second phase 3 trial for its anti-amyloid agent, a new biotech startup is tapping CRISPR technology to restore dystrophin production in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

The Handoff: Your Week in Neurology News - 2/23/17

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