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Long-term study reports deep brain stimulation effective for most common hereditary dystonia
In what is believed to be the largest follow-up record of patients with the most common form of hereditary dystonia - a movement disorder that can cause crippling muscle contractions - experts in deep brain stimulation report good success rates and lasting benefits. View News Article (2013-06-20)

UC Researchers Quantify Benefits of Minimally Invasive Removal for Tumors
A minimally invasive endoscopic procedure holds promise for safely removing large brain tumors from an area at the bottom of the skull, near the sinus cavities, clinical researchers at the Brain Tumor Center at the University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute (UCNI) at University Hospital have found. View News Article (2010-04-02)

Brain haemorrhage patients offered better treatment
An international trial has provided surgeons with a formula which predicts when brain haemorrhage patients need surgery for the best outcome.  View News Article (2013-05-30)

Protein FGL2 may have potential as therapy target for brain cancer
Blocking FGL2, a protein known to promote cancer, may offer a new strategy for treating brain cancer, according to a study at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. View News Article (2015-05-14)

Cedars-Sinai researchers target cancer stem cells in malignant brain tumors
Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Maxine Dunitz Neurosurgical Institute and Department of Neurosurgery identified immune system targets on cancer stem cells - cells from which malignant brain tumors are believed to originate and regenerate - and created an experimental vaccine to attack them. View News Article (2014-01-07)

Study discovers new method of classifying low-grade brain tumors
A Case Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCCC) brain surgeon and neurosurgery professor is among the primary authors of a new approach to classifying tumors that could lead to significant improvements in their diagnosis and treatment. View News Article (2015-06-11)

Nerve stimulation therapy alleviates pain for chronic headache
A novel therapy using a miniature nerve stimulator instead of medication for the treatment of profoundly disabling headache disorders improved the experience of pain by 80-95 percent, according to a new study from the University of California, San Francisco and the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. View News Article (2008-10-10)

Telestroke service increases rates of 'clot-buster' treatment for stroke, reports Neurosurgery
A telestroke service increases the rate of effective tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) therapy for patients with acute ischemic stroke treated at community hospitals, according to a report in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological SurgeonsCongress of Neurological Surgeons. View News Article (2013-10-02)

Study finds significant differences in protocols hospitals use to determine brain death
A survey of some of the top hospitals in the country has found that protocols followed to determine brain death differ significantly among those institutions. View News Article (2008-01-18)

Brain tumor patients fare better with private insurance, new study finds
Brain tumor patients who are uninsured or use Medicaid stay hospitalized longer and develop more medical complications than those with private insurance, University of Florida Health researchers have found. View News Article (2015-03-04)

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