Neurology: Genetics, American Academy of Neurology

Minneapolis,  MN 
United States
http://neurology.org/ng
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Neurology: Genetics - The newest OA spin-off of Neurology

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Now calling for papers! Neurology: Genetics is an official journal of the American Academy of Neurology and the newest spin-off of the journal Neurology. As an open access, online-only publication, Neurology: Genetics publishes high quality original contributions that elucidate the role of genetic and epigenetic variations in diseases and biological traits of the central and peripheral nervous system. The journal publishes original articles in all areas of neurogenetics including rare and common genetic variation, genotype-phenotype correlations, outlier phenotypes as a result of mutations in known disease genes, and genetic variations with a putative link to diseases. Articles include studies reporting on genetic disease risk, pharmacogenomics, and results of gene-based clinical trials (viral, ASO, etc.). Genetically engineered model systems are not a primary focus of Neurology® Genetics, but studies using model systems for treatment trials, including well-powered studies reporting negative results, are welcome. Each issue also contains invited review articles, editorial commentaries, and reader correspondence. Editor: Stefan M. Pulst, MD, FAAN Neurology: Genetics is indexed in PMC, Google Scholar, DOAJ, and CrossRef. Submit via: http://submit.ng.neurology.org


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  • MINNEAPOLIS – The American Academy of Neurology today launched a new online medical journal, titled Neurology® Genetics, to provide neurologists and scientists interested in applying findings from basic science with peer-reviewed articles, editorials and reviews to enhance patient care, education, and clinical research. “Genetics is a crucial component in understanding the brain and neurologic disease. We’re excited to launch this important new journal in the area of genetics research,” said Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief of the AAN’s flagship journal Neurology®. “We are especially pleased that Stefan Pulst, MD, FAAN, will be the editor of this new journal. He brings expertise in both science and medicine, which will serve the journal and our readers well.” Neurology: Genetics is an open access, or free to the public, online-only journal. It features original articles in all areas of neurogenetics including studies examining the roles that genes play in neurologic disease and genetic responses to drug treatments. In addition, the journal will publish results of gene-based clinical trials, such as those that study new potential treatments or those that focus on treatments for conditions that have a genetic basis. Genetically engineered model systems are not a primary focus of Neurology: Genetics, but studies using model systems for treatment trials, including well-powered studies reporting negative results, are welcome. Each issue will also contain invited review articles, editorial commentaries, clinical/scientific notes, and reader correspondence. Stefan M. Pulst, MD, FAAN, the editor of Neurology: Genetics, is professor and chair of the department of neurology at the University of Utah. Pulst is a member of the Board of Directors for the AAN and AAN Institute, and is a past chair of the Academy’s Science Committee, among other leadership roles. His current research focuses on the mechanisms of neuronal degeneration using molecular and cellular approaches. “I am excited to start this new journal in the Neurology family,” said Pulst. “Neurology: Genetics will meet the increasing need for peer-reviewed publication of neurogenetic findings. It will serve not only as a forum of dissemination for information and discussion, but also as a source for expert peer review that will draw on the specialized expertise of reviewers of the parent journal as well as medical and human geneticists.” To submit content, authors should visit the Neurology: Genetics submission site. Interested submitters are encouraged to read the Information for Authors. For more information on open access, please refer to Open Access Frequently Asked Questions. Neurology: Genetics is published by Wolters Kluwer, a global leader in professional information services. “We are delighted to partner with the American Academy of Neurology to introduce Neurology: Genetics to their members and the medical community, both online and on tablets (iPad® and AndroidTM). We believe the journal will be attractive to both readers and authors in neurology and other healthcare professions,” said Jayne Marks, Vice President Global Publishing, Wolters Kluwer Health Learning, Research & Practice. Learn more about Neurology: Genetics at http://www.neurology.org/ng and follow the journal on Facebook and Google+.

    The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 30,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

    For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit AAN.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

  • MINNEAPOLIS – A new study suggests that genes may not be to blame for the increased risk of heart disease some studies have shown in people with migraine, especially those with migraine with aura. The research is published during Headache/Migraine Awareness Month in the inaugural issue of the journal Neurology® Genetics, an open access, or free to the public, online-only, peer-reviewed journal from the American Academy of Neurology. Aura are sensations that come before the headache, often visual disturbances such as flashing lights. “Surprisingly, when we looked for shared gene variants that might help explain part of the link between migraine and heart disease, we found no shared gene variations between migraine with aura and heart disease,” said study author Aarno Palotie, MD, of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. “This is surprising because the evidence is stronger that people with migraine with aura have an increased risk of heart disease than people with migraine without aura.” Migraine without aura and heart disease did share some genetic variations, but researchers were surprised to find that those shared genes actually protected against heart disease. “In other words, people with migraine without aura seem to have a lower load of genetic factors increasing the risk of heart disease,” said Anne Ducros, MD, PhD, of the University of Montpellier in Montpellier, France, who wrote an editorial accompanying the study. “We now need to understand why people with migraine who are born with a protective or neutral genetic risk for heart disease end up with an increased risk for heart problems.” For the study, the researchers analyzed two large genome-wide association studies of migraine and heart disease. The migraine study involved 19,981 people with migraine and 56,667 people who did not have migraine. The heart disease study involved 21,076 people with heart disease and 63,014 people who did not have heart disease. These studies have identified genetic variations that increase the risk for these two diseases. The researchers used four methods to analyze the results to look for shared genetic variants that overlap between the two diseases. Ducros said the other genetic factors not captured by these studies could play a role in the link between migraine and heart disease. Also, nongenetic factors could play a role. “For example, migraine has been associated with obesity, avoidance of exercise, smoking and depression, all of which increase the risk of heart disease,” she said. The study was supported by the Academy of Finland, Sigrid Juselius Foundation, SynSys, Wellcome Trust, National Institutes of Health, Genomic and Metabolomic Profiling of Finnish Familial Dyslipidemia Families, South-Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, Research Council of Norway, National Institute for Health Research and British Heart Foundation. To learn more about migraine, please visit www.aan.com/patients.

    The American Academy of Neurology is the world's largest association of neurologists and neuroscience professionals, with 30,000 members. The AAN is dedicated to promoting the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care. A neurologist is a doctor with specialized training in diagnosing, treating and managing disorders of the brain and nervous system such as Alzheimer's disease, stroke, migraine, multiple sclerosis, concussion, Parkinson's disease and epilepsy.

    For more information about the American Academy of Neurology, visit AAN.com or find us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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