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Spinal cord stimulation may benefit Parkinson's patients
A new study from Rhode Island Hospital indicates that spinal cord stimulation may be able to modulate Parkinson's disease symptoms. The lead author will present the findings at the 2010 American Society for Stereotactical and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) Biennial Meeting, June 14-16 in New York City. View News Article (2010-06-15)

Genes influence both susceptibility to, and progression of, multiple sclerosis
Susceptibility to multiple sclerosis (MS), and the way in which the disease progresses, are genetically determined, suggests research in the Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry. View News Article (2001-11-23)

Virtual reality and robotics in neurosurgery -- promise and challenges
Robotic technologies have the potential to help neurosurgeons perform precise, technically demanding operations, together with virtual reality environments to help them navigate through the brain, according to a special supplement to Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.  View News Article (2012-12-21)

SLU Neurosurgeon Pushes Brain Bypass to New Heights
On the cover of a recent edition of Neurosurgery, the highest circulation medical journal in the field, readers saw an artist's intricate depiction of the high-flow brain bypass technique developed by SLU professor of neurosurgery, Saleem Abdulrauf, M.D. View News Article (2011-04-18)

Novel Combined Therapy Extends Life, Diminishes Pain in Brain Cancer Patients
Approximately five to ten percent of patients with primary or metastatic cancer suffer from devastating neurological complications such as headaches, seizures, confusion, difficulty swallowing and visual disturbances. View News Article (2011-07-15)

No 'July phenomenon' for neurosurgery patients, reports Neurosurgery
For patients undergoing neurosurgery at teaching hospitals, there's no "July phenomenon" of increased death and complication rates when new residents start their training, reports a study in the September issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. View News Article (2012-09-21)

Limiting neurosurgery residents' work hours hasn't decreased complication rates
Limits on duty hours for residents in training haven't increased the safety of one common brain operation, concludes a study in the November issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. View News Article (2012-11-20)

Migration capacity of human umbilical cord mesenchymal stem cells towards glioma in vivo
Glioblastoma is the most common ma-lignant primary brain tumor in adults. View News Article (2013-09-10)

Naturally occurring brain signaling chemical may be useful in understanding Parkinson's
Targeting the neuroinflammatory causes of Parkinson's disease with a naturally present brain chemical signal could offer a better understanding of the clinical mechanisms of the disease and open a future therapeutic window, reports a team of researchers from the University of South Florida Department Neurosurgery and Brain Repair and the James A. Haley Veterans' Administration Hospital, Tampa. View News Article (2011-02-14)

University of Basque Country thesis shows that multidisciplinary treatment of glioblastoma multiforme can extend patient's life
Glioblastoma multiforme is the most common form of brain cancer; being an extremely serious type of the disease as currently, on diagnosis, the chances of survival of the patient is less than a year.  View News Article (2010-08-13)

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