Best and Worst of Neuroscience and Neurology – September 2015

As usual, lots of interesting findings in neuroscience and neurology were revealed in September. The choice of articles for this review represents mostly my personal opinion on their importance and interest to general public. The studies in the “worst” section should not be seen as bad: rather, they challenge the existing views and allow to look at the facts from a different angle. On the 9th September, the scientific community marks the birthday of Daniel Carleton Gajdusek, the recipient of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine. Although Gajdusek’s legacy remains controversial, his works on the disease kuru that existed among cannibalistic tribes of New Guinea laid a foundation stone for the discovery of prions and the modern understanding of many neurodegenerative conditions. The story of this discovery perfectly…


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