The Neurology Department of Peking Union Medical College Hospital was founded in 1921. After more than 90 years, the department has developed a complete specialized set-up and strong technical infrastructure. It has now become one of the country’s most prestigious specialized neurological clinics. Here, a group of leading doctors and scholars tirelessly explore the development and innovation of the discipline. Medical research that may save countless lives and challenge the limits of human imagination is undertaken. This time, our Associate Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Weihai Xu , from Department of Neurology, Peking Union Medical College Hospital, would share his viewpoints on topics such as literature reading, translational medicine, 3D printing, and future directions in the field of stroke.