Neurological & Psychological Disorders

News on research and diagnostic developments in neuroscience.

The group aims to collect and sequence more than 2,500 blood samples by 2020 to improve primary diagnosis and treatment options for patients suffering from Parkinson's disease.

According to the researchers, led by a team at the University of Cambridge, detecting somatic brain mutations in patients during their life may increase diagnostic precision and lead to new therapies.

An analysis of post-mortem brain transcripts led to Alzheimer's-related alternative gene splicing and expression events, including those influenced by known risk alleles.

The prospective, multi-site clinical trial will evaluate the clinical utility of unbiased sequencing for identifying pathogens in suspected CNS infections.

Centogene will collect dried blood spot samples and perform genetic analysis to find and recruit Parkinson's disease patients for Denali's LRRK2 inhibitor trials.