Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Surgery in older adults does not up risk for Alzheimer disease

(HealthDay)—Older adults who have surgery with general anesthesia may experience a modest cortical thinning in the brain, but it does not appear to be tied to Alzheimer disease, according to a study recently published in ...

Medical research

Ultra-thin fibres designed to protect nerves after brain surgery

Brain surgery poses a major threat to nerve cells. Even slight injuries can kill the sensitive cells. The drug nimodipine could help prevent this. It is currently being used to treat cerebral haemorrhages. The drug relaxes ...

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.

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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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