The European Brain Council sends out a newsletter as well as an External Environmental Report that brings articles and projects of interest to the attention of its members. From these, the Neuropenews Editors identify those that are of interest for the Neuropenews readers.
Horizon 2020 News: The two-in-one brain scan
Today’s powerful neuroimaging techniques can map the structure and function of a patient’s brain in great detail. They are crucial for the detection and treatment of many illnesses. Combining two key methods could provide even better brain scans, say EU funded researchers who have build a prototype of an innovative hybrid instrument. More information can be found here.
PM+: Pressing need for EU action on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s (The Parliament Magazine)
Degenerative brain disorders are the greatest threat to sustaining health and social care in Europe. 21st century Europeans enjoy a life expectancy and a quality of health that previous generations could only dream of. Advances in medical science and improvements in public health mean that treatments for many diseases once seen as deadly or disabling have become part of routine care.
Researchers hit out at “alarming” increase in MS drug costs
Researchers have hit out at the “alarming” rise in the costs of disease-modifying treatments for multiple sclerosis, in a new study that shows even the oldest drugs have increased in price six-fold. More can be found here.