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Robotic thread is designed to slip through the brain’s blood vessels

September 2, 2019

MIT engineers have developed a magnetically steerable, thread-like robot that can actively glide through narrow, winding pathways, such…
Virtual Reality Enhances Brain Surgery Training, Preparation and Patient Consultation

May 9, 2019

UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals has been re-envisioning the entire pediatric health care experience with technology that most young…
Young adults with hydrocephalus may not find medical care

February 25, 2019

Every year across the United States, several thousand young people with a serious lifelong illness are released from…
Doctors performing a surgical operation.
Nerve transfer surgery gives hope to children with rare paralyzing illness

February 15, 2019

At Brandon Noblitt’s first appointment with Washington University surgeon Amy Moore, MD, a year ago, he was barely able…
Helping make brain surgery safer

December 21, 2018

A biopsy needle that can help surgeons identify and avoid blood vessels in the brain during surgery has…
Treating spinal pain with ‘engineered living tissue’ moves closer to reality

December 4, 2018

For the first time, bioengineered spinal discs were successfully implanted and provided long-term function in the largest animal…
A New Spinal Cord Injury Treatment is Getting Patients Back on Their Feet

September 12, 2018

Matt Wetschler was bodysurfing at Ocean Beach in San Francisco when he went for a wave and didn’t…
New partnership to research focused ultrasound technology

February 2, 2018

Researchers at the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI) are partnering with INSIGHTEC to develop noninvasive treatments for brain disorders…
Two surgical approaches equal in treating infection-caused hydrocephalus

December 26, 2017

Implanting a shunt or endoscopically reducing intracranial pressure and reducing fluid production are equally effective in treating infants…
Neurons Encoding Familiarity and Novelty

December 20, 2017

It’s a bit frustrating and a bit embarrassing: when a person looks so familiar, but their name hovers…
Patient Plays Saxophone While Surgeons Remove Brain Tumor

August 30, 2017

Music is not only a major part of Dan Fabbio’s life, as a music teacher it is his…
$3.6 million to fund personalized 3-D brain maps to guide neurosurgeries

April 7, 2017

Removing a brain tumor requires walking a fine line: Remove too little, and the disease remains; remove too…
New technique slashes diagnosis time during brain surgery

February 8, 2017

A new approach to the practice of surgical pathology for brain tumor patients could make for a powerful…
Australian scientists developed a “smart needle” for brain surgeries

January 29, 2017

When it comes to advancements in medical field, every little improvement counts. Meaning, scientists should focus on some…
Alzheimer-type brain pathology after transplantation of dura mater

January 27, 2016

Up to now Alzheimer’s disease has not been recognized as transmissible. Now researchers at the University of Zurich…
Robotic neurosurgery: Engineering their future

December 10, 2015

Imagine a neurosurgeon completing a complicated, 10-hour surgery without ever looking directly at the patient’s brain or the tumor…
Illuminating Depression’s Circuitry

December 3, 2015

In a hospital room at UC San Francisco’s Parnassus campus, a patient anticipates having an epileptic seizure. A…
New Technology May Help Surgeons Save Lives

November 17, 2015

Researchers at the University of Arizona have invented a device that for the first time allows neurosurgeons who…
Smallest 3-D Camera Offers Brain Surgery Innovation

August 28, 2015

To operate on the brain, doctors need to see fine details on a small scale. A tiny camera…
New imaging technique could make brain tumor removal safer, more effective

June 17, 2015

Brain surgery is famously difficult for good reason: When removing a tumor, for example, neurosurgeons walk a tightrope…
Handheld scanner could make brain tumor removal more complete, reducing recurrence

September 4, 2014

Cancerous brain tumors are notorious for growing back despite surgical attempts to remove them — and for leading…
New laser-based tool could dramatically improve the accuracy of brain tumor surgery

September 5, 2013

Imaging technique tells tumor tissue from normal tissue, could be used in operating room for real-time guidance of…
First Real-Time MRI-Guided Gene Therapy for Brain Cancer

August 7, 2013

Neurosurgeons at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center…
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