Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Neuropathology Blog is Ten Years Old Today


Ten years ago today, I put up the first post to neuropathology blog. At the time, I didn't intend for anyone to actually read any of this stuff. I thought the blog would be a convenient way of taking searchable notes on various neuropathology topics I came across.  Ten years (and 703 posts!) later, the blog has thus far had more than 850,000 page views. I'd like to particularly thank two early supporters: Drs. John Donahue and Mark Cohen. Thanks to both of you for your encouragement early on. And thanks to all the readers and contributors who have participated in making this blog a success over the last decade. Here's to ten more years!

Drs. John Donahue (left) and Mark Cohen

Friday, October 27, 2017

Neuropathologist Hannes Vogel featured in New York Times for examining brain of Las Vegas mass murderer

Prominent neuropathologist Hannes Vogel of Stanford University was featured in the New York Times yesterday as he is examining the brain of Stephen Paddock, who killed 58 concertgoers in Las Vegas this month in a rampage without any clear motive. Here's the link to the NYT article.


Hannes Vogel, MD

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Audentes Therapeutics Announces Dosing of First Patient in ASPIRO, a Phase 1/2 Clinical Trial of AT132 for the Treatment of X-Linked Myotubular Myopathy

Following up on the last post, Dr. Mike Lawlor sent me this in an email:

"Audentes Therapeutics officially announced the dosing of the first patient for the X-linked myotubular myopathy treatment trial that we’ve been working on over the past few years.  We’ve been very involved in the translation from dogs to humans, and will be doing the human pathology work for the trial.  Here’s a link to that press release."

Monday, October 2, 2017

Lawlor featured in video about his work in myotubular myopathy

Michael Lawlor, MD, PhD

Medical College of Wisconsin is highlighting the work of our colleague Dr. Michael Lawlor in the area of gene therapy for myotubular myopathy. Check out this wonderful 4-minute video!