Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – June 2016

This month, a large number of very interesting, sometimes even unexpected discoveries were published. It was hard to prioritise for this review just a few articles out of several dozens of very informative high-quality reports that I’ve seen. As usual, the selection below reflects my personal view on their importance. In June, the scientific community marked the birthday of Francis Crick who, together with James Watson, received the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine in 1962 for the discovery of DNA structure. The discovery is widely considered as one of the most important in the history of science, and Francis Crick is praised as one of the founding fathers of modern molecular biology and genetics. THE BEST Dementia cannot be transmitted via blood transfusion Ever since discovering that neurodegenerative conditions…


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