Oncology & Cancer

New strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer

Researchers from the University of São Paulo (USP) in Brazil have developed a strategy for treating the most aggressive type of brain cancer in adults that combines a photoactive molecule and a chemotherapeutic agent—both ...

Neuroscience

Texas hospital livestreams brain surgery on Facebook

A young woman in Texas who remained awake for her brain surgery was able to speak to doctors during the procedure—and viewers form around the world looked on, as part of the operation was livestreamed on Facebook.

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.

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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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