From the November/December issue of Technology Review, fascinating article about neural mapping and our understanding of human intelligence.

“Richard Haier, a psychologist and emeritus professor at the University of California, Irvine, explains how brain imaging is shedding light on intelligence.”

http://www.technologyreview.com/video/?vid=459

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Bad, very bad week for Tysabri — and for people with MS.  Not only was a new case of PML reported in the EU this week, the American who developed PML this fall has passed away:

“An American who developed progressive multifocal leukoencephalitis (PML) this fall after being treated for MS with Tysabri has died.”
full story at the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation site

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Congressmen Want National MS Registry // Current

Congressmen Michael C. Burgess, M.D. (R-Texas) and Russ Carnahan (D-Missouri) introduced bi-partisan legislation to create a national registry to store information about Americans living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS.) The goal is to support future planning of health care needs, detect changes in health practices, assess disease burden, promote advocacy, and support a wide range of research initiatives.

The registry will also serve as a source of epidemiological information for researchers, healthcare providers, patients, and the broader MS community. Surprisingly, the last national study of incidence and prevalence of MS was conducted over 30 years ago in 1975.

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