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Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD, of UH Cleveland Medical Center, Awarded the 2016 Grass Foundation Award in Neuroscience by American Neurological Association

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Announcement of Aasef Shaikh, MD, PhD, receiving the 2016 Grass Foundation Award in Neuroscience.

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Neuro-oncology, Gliomas, Gene Therapy, immuno-oncology, Brain Tumor

Andrew Sloan, MD, of UH Cleveland Medical Center, Awarded Neuro-Oncology Award at 2016 Annual Meeting of Congress of Neurological Surgery

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Announcement of Neuro-Oncology Award given to Andrew Sloan, MD, by Congress of Neurological Surgery.

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Kimon Bekelis, CNS Innovation Award, Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, , The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, CNS Annual Meeting, Health Policy, Ranking Surgeons, Innovation in neurosurgery

Kimon Bekelis, MD, Receives Two Awards at the 2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting: The 2016-17 CNS Innovation Fellowship and the Sam Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award

Kimon Bekelis, MD, is a cerebrovascular/endovascular fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and instructor of health policy at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice.

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Brainlab, Imran Noorani, Genome-wide CRISPR/cas9 Knock-out , CRISPR-Cas9, CRISPR knockout, Glioblastoma, GBL, Brain Tumor, Genetic vulnerabilities

Brainlab Community Neurosurgery Abstract Award Granted to Imran Noorani, MD, at the 2016 CNS Annual Meeting

Dr. Noorani’s study uses genetics to understand the biology of brain tumors and the functional role of genes to develop future meaningful therapeutic drug targets.

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Focused Ultrasound, Epilepsy, Brain, HIFU, MR-guided focused ultrasound, Epilepsy Foundation

World's First Focused Ultrasound Clinical Trial for Epilepsy Begins

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Researchers at the University of Virginia (UVA) are starting the first clinical trial in the world using focused ultrasound to treat patients with epilepsy.

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Cancer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Tumor Paint BLZ-100, Brain Tumor, Research, Tumor Paint, Medulloblastoma, Surgery, Neurosurgery, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Tumor Paint Brings Light to Toddler’s Brain Tumor

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Hunter Coffman was diagnosed with a brain tumor at Seattle Children’s when he was 2-years-old. While preparing for the surgery to remove the tumor, Hunter’s parents were also presented with the opportunity to enroll Hunter in Seattle Children’s Phase 1 trial of BLZ-100 Tumor Paint, a drug that aims to improve surgical outcomes by acting as a molecular flashlight that allows surgeons to visibly distinguish a tumor from normal brain tissue. BLZ-100 Tumor Paint was invented by a team led by Dr. Jim Olson, pediatric neuro-oncologist at Seattle Children’s.

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Wake Forest Baptist Gets Federal Grant for Alzheimer’s Research Center

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center a grant worth an estimated $8.7 million over five years for the establishment of a new center for research into Alzheimer’s disease.

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Biomedical, IEEE, EMBS, Early Career Award, Neuroimaging, neuroenhancements, Neuromodulation, Brain Network, Brain Mapping, University Of Oklahoma, Gallogly College of Engineering, Lei Ding, Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Balance Disorders

OU Biomedical Researcher Wins National Career Achievement Award

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Lei Ding, a researcher at the University of Oklahoma’s Stephenson School of Biomedical Engineering, was recently honored with IEEE’s Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society 2016 Early Career Achievement Award. Ding received this award for his seminal original contributions to research in functional neuroimaging technologies, multimodal neuroimaging technologies, brain network mapping technologies, neuroenhancement and neuromodulation technologies. He works with these technologies to find potential better methods of early diagnosis and treatments of various neurological and psychiatric disorders, including autism, cerebral palsy and balance disorder.

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Vision, Motion, Psychology, Brain, Perception, Eyes

Some Brains Are Blind to Moving Objects

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As many as half of people are blind to motion in some part of their field of vision, but the deficit doesn’t have anything to do with the eyes. In a new study, University of Wisconsin–Madison psychology Professor Bas Rokers and collaborators in the Netherlands have shown that motion blindness is a failure of the brain to properly interpret sensory information — a type of deficit called agnosia.

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Stent, Stroke, Stroke Center, SWIFT PRIME trial, Blood Clot, Acute Ischemic Stroke, time to treatment, when to treat

Time Window to Help People Who’Ve Had a Stroke Longer Than Previously Shown

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Time is of the essence when getting people stricken with acute ischemic strokes to treatment. And the use of stent retrievers — devices that remove the blood clot like pulling a cork out of a wine bottle Current professional guidelines recommend that stent retrievers be used to remove blood clots from stroke patients within six hours for people to benefit. But new research finds that the procedure has benefits for people up to 7.3 hours following the onset of a stroke.

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HMMI, Award, Neurobiology, Neuroscience, Cell Transport, Microtubules, Neruodegenerative Disease

UC San Diego’s Samara Reck-Peterson Awarded Howard Hughes Medical Institute-Simons Grant

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The Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the Simons Foundation and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has named Samara Reck-Peterson, PhD, an HHMI-Simons Faculty Scholar. Reck-Peterson, a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine and Division of Biological Sciences at University of California San Diego, will receive a total of $1.5 million over five years in support of her studies on cargo transport within cells.

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EGFR, NSCL, Lung Cancer, Brain Metastases, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Targeted Therapy, Chiang

Optimal Management for NSCLC Patients with Brain Metastases

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A Yale Cancer Center team completed a multi-institutional analysis of treatment options for patients with newly diagnosed EGFR-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with brain metastases to determine the best option for treatment.

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Earlier Treatment with Surgery to Remove Blood Clot Linked with Less Disability Following Stroke

In an analysis that included nearly 1,300 patients with large-vessel ischemic stroke, earlier treatment with endovascular thrombectomy (intra-arterial use of a micro-catheter or other device to remove a blood clot) plus medical therapy (use of a clot dissolving agent) compared with medical therapy alone was associated with less disability at 3 months, according to a study appearing in the September 27 issue of JAMA.

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Mount Sinai Health System, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, Tau Protein, Tau Proteins, Tau Tangles, tau, National Football League, Neuroimaging, Neuroimaging Studies, Positron Emission Tomography, ligand binding, Ligand, Concussion, concussion in sport, Depression, Memory

Experimental Imaging Agent Reveals Concussion-Linked Brain Disease in Living Brain

Protein tracer shows distinctive pattern of brain protein deposition specific to this disease and typically confirmed after death

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Craniofacial

Measurement Helps Craniofacial Surgeons Better Evaluate Children with Skull Deformity

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A baby’s skull is made of several plates of bone that fuse together over time to form a single structure. Previous research has shown that approximately one in 2,000 babies have plates that fuse too early — a condition called craniosynostosis — causing cranial deformities that can lead to learning impairments and other neurodevelopmental problems. Craniofacial surgeons across the country differ on when surgical intervention is needed for some abnormalities. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri School of Medicine are recommending a new method to help determine when surgery is needed.

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Astro, Astro Annual Meeting, American Society For Radiation Oncology, Radiation Therapy, Radiation Oncology, Cancer Research, Cervical Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects , intensity-modulated radiation therapy , imrt

Cervical and Endometrial Cancer Patients Report Fewer Side Effects and Better Quality of Life with IMRT

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Patients with cervical and endometrial cancer have fewer gastrointestinal and genitourinary side effects and experience better quality of life when treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) than with conventional radiation therapy (RT), according to research presented today at the 58th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).

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Biology, Parkinson Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Cell Biology, ALS, Alzheimer's Disease, Neurodegenative Disease

Parkinson's Disease Protection May Begin in the Gut

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The gut may play a key role in preventing the onset of Parkinson's disease. UI biologists found that in roundworms, an immune response from intestinal cells sparks a series of chemical signals that ultimately preserves neurons whose death is associated with Parkinson's. The results appear in the journal Cell Reports.

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Epilelpsy, Drug Discovery, Anticonvulsant, Electroshock, Seizures, Neuroscience, Neurological Disorder, C.Elegans

The ‘Worm’ Holds the Key to Treating Epilepsy; New Possibilities for Rapid Drug Discovery

Current methods to control epilepsy are not only inefficient but haven’t improved in more than 150 years when the first anticonvulsant drug was developed. Researchers have opened up the possibilities for rapid drug screens to treat seizures in the near future by developing the smallest whole-animal electroconvulsive seizure model using a microscopic nematode worm.

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CNS Innovation Fellowship, NICO Corporation, OsteoMed, Synaptive, NeuroLaunch, Emory Univesity, Jordan Amadio, Kimon Bekelis, Cameron McDougall, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice, University of Texas Southwestern, Neurosurgery, Fellowship Awards

2016-17 CNS Innovation Fellowship awarded to Jordan Amadio, Kimon Bekelis, and Cameron McDougall at the 2016 Congress of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting

The Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the global leader in neurosurgical education, announced the 2016-17 CNS Innovation Fellowship recipients during the opening General Scientific Session at the 2016 CNS Annual Meeting in San Diego

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Guidelines, Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenoma

Neurosurgery Publishes New CNS Guidelines for Nonfunctioning Pituitary Adenomas

Nonfunctioning pituitary adenomas (NFPAs) are common benign tumors that may be present for years before causing any symptoms. A new set of research-based guidelines for evaluation and treatment of NFPAs appears in the October issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. The journal is published by Wolters Kluwer.







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