Health

2019 residency match day was largest in history

(HealthDay)—The 2019 Main Residency Match was the largest in history, with a record high of 38,376 applicants for 35,185 positions, according to 2019 Match Day results released by the National Resident Matching Program.

Neuroscience

Epilepsy and the social stigma surrounding it

According to the World Health Organization, approximately 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy, making it one of the most common neurological diseases.

Neuroscience

'Concussion pill' shows promise in pre-clinical pilot study

In 2016, funded by a $16 million grant from Scythian, the multidisciplinary Miller School team embarked on a five-year study to examine the effects of combining CBD (a cannabinoid derivative of hemp) with an NMDA antagonist ...

Neuroscience

Workplace stress can take a toll on your brain surgeon, too

When it comes to workplace stress, even doctors aren't immune to its effects. For doctors training to become neurosurgeons, burnout is common, and certain workplace stressors—like unrewarding mentor relationships, difficult ...

Surgery

Surgeons study 'awake aneurysm surgery' for better outcomes

In a first time study published in the August edition of the Journal of Neurosurgery, Saint Louis University surgeons and researchers report that the use of conscious sedation - also called "awake brain surgery" - allowed ...

Oncology & Cancer

Immune cells play crucial role in brain cancer development

Brain tumors recruit immune cells derived from bone marrow to transform what began as benign masses into deadly malignancies, according to two studies from Weill Cornell Medicine scientists. The findings suggest that inhibiting ...

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