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- 20.82.2020Deep brain stimulation presents numerous benefits for Parkinson’s disease patients, including a reduction in dyskinesia, or uncontrolled involuntary muscle movements, which is a common side-effect of medications that help manage the neurological impact of the disease. For the current study, the investigators assessed deep brain stimulation of the subthalamic nucleus, with a novel multiple independent contact current controlled (MICC) device, in patients with Parkinson’s disease. more
- 09.03.2020Wearable devices have proved beneficial in many areas of healthcare, ranging from the commercially available smartwatches that can track and record data such as sleep patterns, heart rate, or body temperature, to the more precise, clinical-grade wearables used at hospitals and clinics. In a bid to tackle the spread of coronavirus, scientists are currently exploring both types of wearables. more
- 08.27.2020Combination therapy reduces tumor size, dramatically improves survival in mice. more
- 08.07.2020COVID19 and Stroke. Remember this acronym: Facial droop, Arm weakness, Speech, if any of these occur don't waste Time and call 911 (F.A.S.T.). more
- 08.07.2020Get to know our resident Aaron Palmer, MD, as he discusses how difficult it can be for physicians of color to overcome barriers and how diversity can help improve care. more
- 07.14.2020Northwestern University scientist John Rogers has developed a wearable that adheres to the throat and relays data to a physician. more
- 06.27.2020"While we’ve learnt over the past few months that hospitalized COVID-19 patients have a higher risk of suffering ischemic strokes, the current study adds to that picture by also showing neuropsychiatric disorders in hospitalized COVID-19 patients," Jahromi said. more
- 04.08.2020Editor’s Note: One obvious way to think about the world of neurosurgery is that it is the culmination of all the care delivered across the subspecialties. Just a few decades ago, subspecialization (and the whole world of CAST, enfolded fellowships, post-residency fellowships, etc.) was the exception, limited to just a small number of academics. Today it plays a much larger role across the neurosurgical spectrum. In a series of pieces, AANS Neurosurgeon explores each of the subspecialties in neurosurgery’s orbit. more
Dr. Roger Stupp, tells 25News that the two year survival rate within patients at his group is now 33%-43%, a huge increase over what he estimates was only 10% just a decade ago.
He too feels Optune, in conjunction with new chemo and radiation therapy, is the biggest reason for that marked increase. more
For neuroscience researchers, a group of people with implanted brain electrodes and plenty of time is a golden opportunity.
“It is rare that you have the opportunity to study the brain in such a detailed way in awake people,” says Dr. Joshua Rosenow of Northwestern University. more
- 12.17.2019A new lipid nanoparticle drug helped make tumor cells more vulnerable to therapy, significantly prolonging survival in models of glioblastoma. more
- 12.12.2019"Glioblastoma currently has no cure, and when the tumor recurs there are not many treatment options. We urgently need effective new treatments." more
- 11.22.2019Doctors made a startling discovery when performing a brain scan on a suburban woman in Sept. 2018. more
- 11.04.2019Made up of billions of neurons (or nerve cells) that communicate in trillions of connections called synapses, your brain is one of the most complex and fascinating organs in your body. Keeping your brain healthy and active is vital. Discover just how powerful it is with these interesting facts. more
- 10.10.2019After receiving a stage 4 brain cancer diagnosis, a young mother traveled from Mexico to Chicago for treatment. more