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IN THIS ISSUE
The Future of Acute Brain Injury
Curing Misdiagnosed Schizophrenia Patients
First in Nation to Develop Zika Virus Test
Robotic Visualization in Subcortical Surgery
Best HospitneurophysiologyRemoval of Previously Inoperable Deep-Seated Cavernomas
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FEATURED ARTICLE
Focal Brain Stimulation to Improve Motor Function Poststroke
Researchers test the efficacy of a portable, wearable magnetic cap to enhance recovery.
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RESEARCH
The Future of Acute Brain Injury and Neurodegenerative Disease
Through advanced imaging data mining, physicians and researchers are creating an approach to more precisely understand neural pathways and the unique signatures of degenerating versus regenerating myelin.
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Curing Misdiagnosed Schizophrenia Patients
By removing NMDA antibodies with immunomodulators, physicians can eradicate all symptoms.
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Groundbreaking Clinical Trial and Center for Myotonic Dystrophy
Study aims to find a drug that is safe and effective in the treatment of a genetic disease.
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PATIENT CARE
Ranked No. 17 in Neurology and Neurosurgery and One of 20 Hospitals on Honor Roll
U.S. News & World Report recently named Houston Methodist Hospital one of only 20 hospitals on its prestigious Honor Roll, the No. 1 hospital in Texas, and No. 17 among 1,349 hospitals in neurology and neurosurgery.
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Subcortical Removal of Previously Inoperable Deep-Seated Cavernomas
Using a port-based transulcal parafascicular approach, neurosurgeons can minimize retraction and follow a safe path through the brain with maximum tissue preservation.
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Pump Helps Advanced Parkinson’s Patients
A unique delivery system provides continuous symptom relief.
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EDUCATION
Neurosurgery Grant: Noninvasive Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) to Promote Healing
Using radio signals, physicians and researchers will pace cells injected into the spinal cord to generate a recovery response.
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CNS Neuroregeneration Symposium: Understanding and Implementation of Neural Plasticity
March 16-17, 2017, investigate regenerative therapies for chronic neural injury and degenerative diseases.
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FACULTY PROFILE
Notable Appointment: Ivo Tremont, MD
Houston Methodist welcomes new neuro-oncologist.
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Houston Methodist Names Department in Honor of Stanley H. Appel, MD
Houston Methodist honors longtime leader and establishes chair in Translation Neurosciences in his name.
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OF INTEREST
Houston Methodist First in Nation to Develop Zika Virus Test
By detecting RNA, physicians make direct identification of infection in adults, children and women who are pregnant.
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