Displaying items by tag: department of neurosurgery

This potential chemotherapeutic agent to treat glioblastoma — a primary brain tumor with dismal survival rates — is a novel small molecule inhibitor.
There will be more than 33,000 brain tumors diagnosed in Americans this year, according to the National Cancer Institute; but a UAB neurosurgeon says advances in treatment paint a brighter outlook than in years past.
UAB neurosurgery’s commitment to quality care is reflected in outcomes that beat national averages in key measurements.
A seven-year effort led by a UAB neurologist has established the first guidelines for the use of fMRI in epilepsy surgery.

This rapidly fatal brain cancer has seen only two improvements in therapy in 30 years, and research findings are pointing toward a unique new human clinical trial in 2017. 

UAB investigators have won a prestigious White House BRAIN Initiative grant to study the potential benefits of new technology coupled with newly discovered biomarkers in deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease.

UAB-developed technology supports a globe-spanning partnership that links pediatric neurosurgeons at UAB and Children’s of Alabama with those in Vietnam to enhance epilepsy care for Vietnamese children.

UAB Medicine opens a new neurosurgery clinic on the Highway 280 corridor in Greystone

Best of 2015A new surgical robot helps UAB physicians add a new technique for preparing for epilepsy surgery.

The VORLab will study the effects of injuries sustained in football and other contact sports on balance, eye movement and vision to improve diagnostic tools and promote recovery.

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The first patient in the Southeast to get the RNS responsive neurostimulation seizure-control device implanted in the brain reports dramatic results at UAB.

The 17 selected volunteer members of the panel will provide highly informed perspectives on the biomedical research enterprise.
UAB is the first medical center in the Southeast to implant a new type of electrical stimulator to control seizures in patients with epilepsy.
UAB researchers say new findings show that a herpes simplex virus therapy may be beneficial in treating malignant gliomas.
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