Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – May 2016

The last month, in my opinion, was particularly fruitful for new, interesting publications. In fact, I was struggling when deciding which of them to select for this review. Quite a few articles addressed fundamental questions about basic mechanisms of brain functioning, neurodegenerative diseases and evolution. Several important discoveries were made on new applications and treatments with existing drugs. Some medicines were shown to have unexpected side effects. Although I couldn’t cover everything important in this review, I’ll address the most interesting topics in the follow-up weekly articles. In May, the scientific community marked the birthday of Sidney Altman, 1989 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry. Dr Altman has discovered catalytic properties of RNA. The discovery not only changed how we view this essential molecule of life in evolutionary terms, but also attracted enormous and…


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