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Scientists have developed a wireless, battery-free implant capable of monitoring dopamine signals in the brain in real-time, an advance that could aid in understanding the role neurochemicals play in neurological disorders.
Northwestern investigators have developed a deep learning-based method that can predict cognitive function capacity based on brain shape and structure, detailed in a study published in Scientific Reports.
- 1 in 10 people in the U.S. have a rare disease. These 3 Chicagoland residents are on their own journey with a rare condition10.29.2022According to the National Institutes of Health, 1 in every 10 people have a rare disease, meaning 25 million to 30 million people are living with one in the U.S. (A rare disease is defined as one that affects fewer than 200,000 people in the United States at any given time.) There are more than 7,000 rare diseases. The Tribune sat down with three Chicagoland residents to discuss these illnesses. more
- 09.26.2022Bello was diagnosed with leukemia. After a week of chemo, Ali developed a severe headache with vomiting. A cat scan showed bleeding in her brain. more
A new study has identified a drug that inhibits growth of aggressive meningiomas and how to most accurately identify which tumors will respond to the drug.
Breaking Down a Groundbreaking Diagnostic Tool. more
- 05.01.2022Northwestern Medicine's Liza Cohen, MD, Oculoplastic Surgery, and Stephen Magill, MD, PhD, Neurological Surgery, discuss the case of a young woman who developed pulsatile proptosis after trauma in childhood. Imaging identified a connection between the brain and the orbit: Brain tissue was pushing into the orbit with every heartbeat, causing significant headaches and "bouncing" vision for the patient. more
A team led by Northwestern Medicine investigators has discovered differences in the distribution and interaction of T-cells within different parts of brain tumor and brain metastasis microenvironments.
- 04.05.2022Man's best friend is helping scientists find new treatments for brain tumors. Amy Heimberger, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon with extensive training and experience in the field of immunology. She is part of a promising new study in canine glioblastoma that could lead to more effective human glioblastoma clinical trials. more