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Enhanced molecular understanding of primary brain tumors has driven recent advances in treatment, which have extended beyond chemotherapy and radiotherapy to include immunomodulatory agents and electromagnetic fields applied directly to the scalp. Andrew B. Lassman, MD, Chief, Division of Neuro-Oncology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY, provided an overview of the latest developments in the treatment of brain tumors at the 2016 American Academy of Neurology annual meeting.
In response to the growing reports of neurologic disorders related to the Zika virus, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, and launched an effort to accelerate research on the links between the Zika virus and neurologic disorders, namely, microcephaly and the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

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