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At the cutting edge of neurosurgery – A conversation with Dr Kienzler

1920 1280 Mea Holm, PhD

We met with Dr Jenny Kienzler – who recently won the first prize from the Swiss Neurosurgical Society – to talk about some hot topics in neurosurgery. Dr Kienzler is…

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FDA warns of high stroke rates using artificial heart system

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. has published a letter warning surgeons and cardiologists of high stroke and mortality rates associated with the Temporary Total Artificial Heart…

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Discovery of MS subtype offers fresh understanding

2869 1900 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A new subtype of multiple sclerosis (MS) has been identified, ushering in new potential for more specific diagnoses and even personalised medicine approaches. According to research from the Cleveland Clinic…

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Sex hormones and their impact on migraines

2663 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

New understanding of the causation of migraines has led experts one step closer to identifying why females are 2–3 times more susceptible to migraines than males. A review from the…

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Spider venom could bite back at severe epilepsy

2700 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A peptide found in spider venom could be crucial in combatting one of the most severe forms epilepsy, Dravet syndrome, researchers from Australia’s most extensive venom laboratory have reported.  …

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Religion and the brain

2696 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Study of the neuroscientific impact of religion, neurotheology, is gathering new momentum in understanding just how belief in a higher power could correlate with profound neuropsychological effects. In recent studies,…

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Breath test could detect early stage Parkinson’s

1920 1080 Peter Stevenson, PhD

A simple breath test for detection of early-stage Parkinson’s disease (PD) could one day be an effective, portable diagnostic tool – even outside the clinic – according to new research.…

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Opticians could keep a closer eye on dementia

2704 1800 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Routine retinal tests performed by opticians could help to identify those at risk of developing dementia, a new study reports. The scans – normally used to evaluate the integrity of…

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Promoting clean air for brain health

1600 1067 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Every year on the 22nd of July, the World Federation of Neurology (WFN) stages World Brain Day, an awareness-raising initiative involving more than 120 organisations from around the globe. This…

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World’s first MRI-compatible robot developed for bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery

1600 1018 Peter Stevenson, PhD

Mechanical engineers and surgeons at Hong Kong University (HKU) have designed the first neurosurgical robot capable of performing stereotactic neurosurgery inside an MRI scanner. The innovative breakthrough will be employed…

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