Surgery

Surgeons restore some hand function to quadriplegic patient

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 of operating ...

Oncology & Cancer

Arginine restores T-cell ability to target cancer

In many cases, tumors suppress a patient's immune system in a way that keeps the cancer safe from immune system attack. This is particularly true for patients with glioblastoma, a primary brain tumor that carries a prognosis ...

Genetics

Mutations in single gene may have shaped human cerebral cortex

The size and shape of the human cerebral cortex, an evolutionary marvel responsible for everything from Shakespeare's poetry to the atomic bomb, are largely influenced by mutations in a single gene, according to a team of ...

Surgery

Brain surgery through an incision the size of a pinprick

The difference between having a brain aneurysm treated the old way and a new way was aptly described as "the nutcracker" vs. "the TripTik" by a patient of Andrew Ringer, MD, professor of neurosurgery at the University of ...

Oncology & Cancer

Fast-acting virus targets melanoma in mice

(Medical Xpress)—Yale researchers eradicated most melanoma tumors by exposing them to a fast-acting virus, they report in the June 15 edition of the Journal of Virology.

Other

UCSF analysis shows newer surgery for neck pain may be better

A new surgery for cervical disc disease in the neck may restore range of motion and reduce repeat surgeries in some younger patients, according to a team of neurosurgeons from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mediterranean diet seems to boost ageing brain power

A Mediterranean diet with added extra virgin olive oil or mixed nuts seems to improve the brain power of older people better than advising them to follow a low-fat diet, indicates research published online in the Journal ...

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Neurosurgery

Neurosurgery (or neurological surgery) is the medical specialty concerned with the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of disorders which affect any portion of the nervous system including the brain, spine, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and extra-cranial cerebrovascular system.

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