Lost Smell and Taste Hint COVID-19 Can Target the Nervous System
Matthew Anderson, MD, PhDDr. Matt Anderson, chief of neuropathology at Beth Israel in Boston, forwarded me arecent article fromThe Scientist.The article describes the experience ofAlessandro Laurenzi, a biologist working in Bologna, Italy, regarding the proposition that COVID-19 infected patients can have transient loss of the sense of smell. Olfactory sensory loss may play a role in early diagnosis, but it may also help in understanding pathogensis.Dr. Anderson is quoted in the article, stating that central nervous system involvement by the virus may play a part in the respiratory symptomatology. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 25, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: infectious disease Source Type: blogs
George Perry, former AANP president, granted meritorious award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology
George Perry, PhDIt was recently announced thatDr. George Perryhas been given the Rous-Whipple Award by the American Society for Investigative Pathology. According to theASIP website, the Rous-Whipple Award " is presented to a senior scientist with a distinguished career in research who has advanced the understanding of disease and has continued productivity at the time of the award. "Congratulations, Dr. Perry. And thanks toDr. Charles White for sharing this news. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 23, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
David Solomon and Gregory Fuller garner prestigious awards at USCAP annual meeting
David Solomon, MD, PhDDr. David A. Solomon, assistant professor at UCSF, has been awarded the Ramzi S. Cotran Young Investigator Award at the recent annual meeting of the United States& Canadian Academy of Pathology (USCAP) for his work on diciphering the molecular pathogenesis of various brain neoplasms.Also at this year ' s USCAP meeting,Gregory N. Fuller, MD, PhD was awarded the Harvey Goldman Teaching Award. Among his many contributions to pathology education is authoring the CNS chapter of the latest edition of the textbookHistology for Pathologists (2019). (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 10, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
Best Post of October 2019: Cytoplasmic Bodies in a Muscle Biopsy
The next in our " Best of the Month " series comes from October 7, 2019:The inimitable Dr. Christian Davidson, formerly of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Rutgers and now at the University of Utah, sent in pictures of cytoplasmic bodies in a muscle biopsy from a patient with severe myositis. Thank you, Dr. Davidson!TrichromeElectron Microscopy (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - March 5, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series muscle Source Type: blogs
Werner Paulus launches freeneuropathology.org
Prof. Dr. Werner PaulusDr. Werner Paulus of theUniversity of Munster, Germany, recently wrote in to share news of an exciting venture he and his colleagues have just launched:" After editing Acta Neuropathologica for 14 years and after founding and editing Acta Neuropathologica Communications for 5 years, I have stepped down by the end of 2018 as editor of these two journals. A few weeks ago, together with colleagues from around the world, I have launchedfreeneuropathology.org . This is not just another neuropath journal, it ´s a new type of publishing model without publisher. The “trick” is that scientists undertake ...
Source: neuropathology blog - February 6, 2020 Category: Radiology Tags: websites Source Type: blogs
Blog Job Listings Migrating to AANP Website
For the past year or so, the job listings on Neuropathology Blog have been reproduced on the Jobs Board of the American Association of Neuropathologists. Rather than continually synchronizing the two lists, I ' ve decided to discontinue the jobs listings on this blog so that candidates have to visit only one site with the most updated listings. Employers can contact the AANP to have a job listing added, subtracted, or modified. Should any institution contact me, I will forward the listing request to the AANP. The fellowship listing has also migrated to the AANP website.I wish to publicly thank the inimitabl...
Source: neuropathology blog - December 13, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: jobs Source Type: blogs
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Source: neuropathology blog - December 6, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: ophthalmic pathology Source Type: blogs
First evidence of immune response targeting brain cells in autism
Dr. Matt AndersonIn a paper published in Annals of Neurology, Harvard neuropathologist Matthew Anderson, MD, PhD, and colleagues, report the presence of cellular features consistent with an immune response targeting specialized brain cells in more than two-thirds of autistic brains analyzed postmortem.These cellular characteristics —not previously observed in autism—lend critical new insight into autism’s origins and could pave the way to improved diagnosis and treatment for people with this disorder.Read morehere. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - November 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
Featured Neuropathologist: Eddie Lee, MD, PhD
Edward B. Lee, MD, PhDFrom time to time on Neuropathology Blog, we profile a prominent neuropathologist. In the past, we ' ve featured the likes of Craig Horbinski, Roger McLendon,Jan Leestma,Karra Jones,Areli Cuevas-Ocampo,Michael Punsoni,andPJ Cimino, among others. Today we feature Eddie Lee, MD, PhD. Dr. Lee is an assistant professor in the pathology department at the University of Pennsylvania. Here ' s a Q&A with the illustrious Dr. Lee:1. Why did you decide to become a neuropathologist?The three major topics that dominate Alzheimer ’s disease research are amyloid, tau, and neuroinflammation....
Source: neuropathology blog - November 12, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
Forensic neuropathologist featured in AMA ’s “Shadow Me” Specialty Series
Michelle Jorden, MDDr.Mich elle Jorden, chief medical examiner for the county of Santa Clara in California, was recently featured in the American Medical Association ' s " Shadow Me " Specialty Series. Dr. Jorden has been employed in Santa Clara County since 2008. She obtained her medical degree from Northwestern, and did her anatomic and neuropathology training at Stanford. She did her fellowship in forensic pathology at the Cook County Medical Examiner ’s Office in Chicago. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - November 7, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
In Memorium: Carol Petito, MD (1942-2018)
Carol Petito, MDThe current issue of the Journal of Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology features a memorial of Dr. Carol Petito written by Dr. Michael Hart. An excerpt from Dr. Hart ' s article is reproduced here:Carol Petito, a significant and distinctive member of the international neuropathology community, passed away on December 15, 2018 of a cancer she had been battling for 8 years.Carol was born January 8, 1942 in Long Island, NY, the oldest of Charles and Marita Kaiser ’s 3 children. She graduated with a BS from Tufts University and received her MD from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surge...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 25, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
Brown announces new director of neuropathology
Ivana Delalle, MD, PhDThe Brown University Department of Pathology in Providence, RI recently announced that a new director of neuropathology has been appointed to the faculty. Ivana Delalle, MD, PhD will replace long-time neuropathology director Edward Stopa, MD, who recently passed away.After earning her MD and PhD from Zagreb University in Croatia, Dr. Delalle joined the developmental neurobiology laboratory directed by Verne Caviness at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). She then completed her residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in neuropathology at MGH, after which she joined the faculty at MGH. She ...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 24, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: neuropathologists Source Type: blogs
Best Post of September, 2019: A new neuroscience educational channel debuts on YouTube
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Tuesday, September 24, 2019:Phedias DiamandisDr. Phedias Diamandis of the University of Toronto shared with me a new YouTube channel -- called NeuroscIQ -- which he and his colleagues have developed. This neuroscience educational initiative, according to Dr. Diamandis, is designed " to discuss relevant everyday neuroscience theory and pathways for early trainees " . Right now, there is some neuropathology on the channel, but there ' s more to come. This channel adds to the excellent neuroscience and neuropathology content that is now o...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 21, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series websites Source Type: blogs
Best Post of August 2019: Dr. Fausto Rodriguez lectures on pineal tumors live on Pathcast
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Monday, August 26, 2019:Topic: Tumors of the Pineal RegionPresented by Fausto Rodriguez, M.D.,Associate Professor of Pathology, JHUSOMThis seminar can be accessed livethrough the following links at 8 AM on Tuesdsay:Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/394929204645050/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVxosS9hPP3ikMQXAE9Pamw/videosWebsite: http://pathologycast.com/For any questions please contact the creators of PathCast, Dr. Rifat Mannan or Dr. Emelio Mardrigal at firstname.lastname@example.orgTo learn more about this and other educational activ...
Source: neuropathology blog - October 18, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series websites Source Type: blogs
Best Post of July 2019: Neuropathology in Tanzania
The next in our " Best of the Month " series is from Tuesday, July 30, 2019:I spent half the day today at Muhimbili Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania discussing interesting neuropathology cases with pathology residents. What a privilege to work with such eager and capable residents. We talked about the 2016 WHO CNS tumor classification update and looked at some challenging cases they have a recently encountered. (Source: neuropathology blog)
Source: neuropathology blog - October 17, 2019 Category: Radiology Tags: Best of the Month series Source Type: blogs