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Peru, Canada Collaborate on Epilepsy Project

In 2008, a collaborative effort between Peru and Canada was born. The purpose of this collaboration was to establish epilepsy surgery centers in Peru. The catalyst for this endeavor was the North American Commission of the International League Against Epilepsy (ILAE) Partnership of Epilepsy Centers across the Americas (PECA) Program. This program funded initiatives to [...]

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Call for Applications for 2017 WFN Junior Traveling Fellowships

This year, the WFN is again able to offer Junior Traveling Fellowships for young neurologists from countries classified by the World Bank as Low or Lower Middle Income, to attend approved international meetings.

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From the Editors

We are very pleased to introduce the January/February 2017 issue of World Neurology, with a number of varied and quite interesting reports from around the globe.

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Seven New African Professors of Neurology Announced

From Nov. 7 to 15, 2016, the 18th biannual African contest for selecting new university professors was organized in Dakar, Senegal. After a tough competition, the assistant professors are upgraded to the grade of professor by different juries whose members come from all French-speaking universities and, depending on the needs, from other countries such as [...]

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International Conference Tackles Air Pollution, Emerging Medical Issues

Air pollution is an increasing concern for humanity. The subject urgently needs more attention from medical scientists and society alike. It has long been recognized as a major health threat with multiple impacts, increasing mortality, and morbidity. Pulmonary and cardiovascular diseases are well known outcomes. Brain impacts are an emergent challenge, as are related epigenetic [...]

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The Profile of Neurology Has to Grow for Greater Recognition

With the publication of Global Burden of Disease (Lancet Oct. 8, 2016), it is now clear that brain health is at the forefront of diseases leading to morbidity and mortality. Moreover, if we combine neurological, mental, developmental, and substance-use disorders (NMDS), then the group is the leading cause of mortality and morbidity, surpassing cancer and [...]

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A Brief Review of the Historical and Modern Aspects of Saint Petersburg Neurology and its Influences

Saint Petersburg neurology has a great and deeply rooted history. In 1835, Prof. Shipulinsky was the first scientist who taught neurology in Saint Petersburg. Later, separately from psychiatry, neurology was developed by Prof. I. Mierzejewski (1835-1908). He worked with K. Westphal and R. Virchow in Berlin, Gudden, Leidesdorf, and Meinert in Vienna, and Broca, Ranvier, [...]

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Editor’s Update and Selected Articles From the Journal of the Neurological Sciences

Within the first few months of 2017, the Journal of the Neurological Sciences will begin using EVISE, which is Elsevier’s new web-based editorial system. EVISE will replace the older system, the Elsevier Editorial System (EES). For more than a decade, the journal has been using EES to submit and manage manuscripts, but EES has gradually [...]

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Report from the XLVII Congress of the Italian Society of Neurology

This year, the Italian neurological community gathered in Venice for the XLVII Congress of the Italian Society of Neurology (SIN). Over 1,500 delegates took part in four days of intense updating divided into three plenary sessions, 10 refresher courses, and 21 workshops, in addition to teaching conferences and sponsored symposia. Venice has always been a [...]

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Brain Stones

“Cutting the stone” is the title of a well known painting (1494) by Hieronymus Bosch (c.1450-1516), who died 400 years ago. The painting is displayed at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Another name by which the painting is known reads, “The extraction of the stone of madness or the cure of folly.” An inscription on [...]

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Latest Developments of the European Board Examination in Neurology

The European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS) — European Board of Neurology (EBN) autumn meeting took place in Venice on Oct. 22, 2016. The main topic was the further development of the European Board Examination, which, in the last year, was under the lead of Prof. Jan Kuks of the Netherlands, who managed it very [...]

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Mediterranean Routes and the Bulwarks of Plague Control During the “Serenissima Republic in Venice”

Navigation and trade have always been the cornerstones of multiple cultural relationships with civilizations of the Mediterranean and the Far East countries. Indeed, the caravans that transported the rarest and most precious wares by sea to the Venetian warehouses arrived from as far as Constantinople and Alessandria.

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American-European Atlas of Neuromuscular Diseases now Translated into Russian

A group of two U.S. neurologists (Eva Feldman and James Russell) and two European neurologists (Wolfgang Grisold and Wolfgang Löscher) co-wrote the second edition of the Atlas on Neuromuscular Disease, which was published by Springer in 2014.

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