Anyone can develop ataxia, but why are people with autoimmune disorders more susceptible?
Depression and the Immune System
Can activity of the immune system explain the link between depression and autoimmune disorders?
The Autonomic Nervous System and Dysautonomia
The nervous system is constantly regulating many important processes in the body, all without us having to consciously think about it. How does it do this, and what happens when things go wrong?
Aphasia as a Symptom of Autoimmune Encephalitis
Many types of brain injury and disease, including autoimmune encephalitis, can cause a language disorder named aphasia that affects at least 2 million Americans
Diagnosing Autoimmune Encephalitis
For a difficult-to-diagnose disease, PET imaging may offer better insight than MRI
How do we form memories, and why does this process break down in autoimmune encephalitis?
How does sleep affect the blood-brain barrier?
The blood-brain barrier plays a critical role in protecting the brain. However, sleep loss can lower its defenses, increasing the vulnerability of the brain.
The “Immune” in Autoimmune Encephalitis: The Role of T and B Cells
How does the immune system work, and what happens when it attacks the brain?
Announcing the PNK and IAES partnership!
We are excited to announce that PennNeuroKnow and the International Autoimmune Encephalitis Society (IAES) are teaming up to help patients with autoimmune encephalitis and their families understand the science behind their disease. IAES is a family- and patient-centered organization that assists patients at all stages, from getting a diagnosis to recovery and the many challenges experienced throughout that journey. ... Continue Reading →