News tagged with brain surgery
Surgeons at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have restored some hand function in a quadriplegic patient with a spinal cord injury at the C7 vertebra, the lowest bone in the neck. Instead ...
Surgery May 15, 2012 | 4.6 / 5 (7) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Most people think of the flu when the word "vaccine" comes up in conversation, but several vaccines also exist to help prevent cancers.
Cancer Jan 19, 2013 | 4.2 / 5 (5) | 0 |
Researchers have long been interested in discovering the ways that human brains represent thoughts through a complex interplay of elec-trical signals. Recent improvements in brain recording and statistical methods have given ...
Neuroscience Jun 26, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
UC Irvine doctors are enrolling patients with the deadly brain tumor glioblastoma multiforme in a clinical trial of a vaccine that may prevent the cancer's return or spread after surgery.
Cancer Oct 10, 2012 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
Secrets of human speech uncovered: Study shows brain exerts symphony-like control of vocal tract during act of speaking
A team of researchers at UC San Francisco has uncovered the neurological basis of speech motor control, the complex coordinated activity of tiny brain regions that controls our lips, jaw, tongue and larynx as we speak.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(HealthDay)—Researchers are testing whether applying electrical stimulation directly to the brains of people with Alzheimer's disease might improve thinking, focus and alertness.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Mar 28, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Melatonin, best known for its role in sleep regulation, delayed the onset of symptoms and reduced mortality in a mouse model of Huntington's disease, say researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and ...
Neuroscience Oct 11, 2011 | 4.7 / 5 (3) | 0 |
(Phys.org)—A small camera inserted into the body enables surgeons to perform many types of operations with minimal trauma. EU-funding enabled researchers to extend the use of such interventions to a variety ...
Other Aug 24, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—UK scientists have made a breakthrough in a new method of brain tumour diagnosis, offering hope to tens of thousands of people.
Medical research Sep 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—Following the birth of a child, new mothers may have an altered perception of stresses around them, showing less interest in threats unrelated to the baby. This change to the neuroendocrine ...
Neuroscience Dec 11, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—A new tool that could allow for faster, more comprehensive testing of brain tissue during surgery successfully identified the cancer type, grade and tumor margins in five brain surgery ...
Surgery Jan 09, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
It has the makings of a science fiction movie: Zap someone's brain with mild jolts of electricity to try to stave off the creeping memory loss of Alzheimer's disease.
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Jan 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
A team of scientists and clinicians at UC San Francisco has discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson's by implanting electrodes within the brains of people with the disease.
Parkinson's & Movement disorders Mar 04, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
Space research has developed a new way of measuring the pressure inside your skull using simple sound waves from headphones. The device is an effective early-warning system for patients recovering from head ...
Medical research Dec 20, 2012 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 0
On the cover of a recent edition of the journal Neurosurgery, the highest circulation medical journal in the field, readers saw an artist's intricate depiction of the high-flow brain bypass technique developed by SLU profes ...
Neuroscience Apr 15, 2011 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Neurosurgery is the surgical discipline focused on treating those central and peripheral nervous systems and spinal column diseases amenable to surgical intervention. In the United States there are only about 3,000 neurosurgeons.
Neurosurgery deals with the study and practice of surgery in diseases of central and peripheral nervous systems.
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