Medical research

Fighting neuronal loss

LMU researchers have developed a promising method for targeted generation of neurons from the brain's own non-neuronal cells after loss.

Health

Can major surgeries cause a long-term 'brain drain'?

(HealthDay)—Before any surgery, you typically hear warnings about risks like bleeding and infection, but new research suggests that problems with thinking or memory can often follow a major procedure.

Neuroscience

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain ...

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Neurosurgery

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.[citation needed]

Neurosurgery deals with the study and practice of surgery in diseases of central and peripheral nervous systems.

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