Neurology

The latest Neurology news from UNC Health Care and the UNC School of Medicine.

Neurology Clinic converts to hospital-based clinic

Effective May 30, 2015, the UNC Neurology Clinic converted to a hospital-based clinic.

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Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

Popular electric brain stimulation method detrimental to IQ scores

In a double-blinded, randomized study, UNC researchers found that the IQ scores of people who underwent tDCS brain stimulation improved markedly less than did the IQ scores of people in the placebo group.

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Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression

Scientists use brain stimulation to boost creativity, set stage to potentially treat depression

Using a weak electric current to alter a specific brain activity pattern, UNC School of Medicine researchers increased creativity in healthy adults. Now they’re testing the same experimental protocol to alleviate symptoms in people with depression.

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UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

UNC Hospitals team first in North Carolina to perform new procedure to treat severe epilepsy

In February, UNC neurologist Hae Won Shin, MD, and neurosurgeon Eldad Hadar, MD, were the first in the state to implant the NeuroPace RNS System following the medical device’s recent FDA approval. In clinical trials, the NeuroPace system greatly reduced the number of seizures experienced by patients with severe epilepsy.

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Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

Grant launches collaborative effort to combat Alzheimer’s

The nonprofit organization Alzheimer’s North Carolina, Inc., has awarded a $130,000 grant to launch a new collaborative effort by the UNC School of Medicine, Duke University and other academic research institutions to join forces in the race to prevent and cure Alzheimer’s disease.

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UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

UNC concussion researcher participates in White House summit

The invitation for Kevin Guskiewiz came after a series of expert interviews with the White House Office of Science and Technology, where he was asked his thoughts about new directions for concussion research.

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Putting North Carolina on the Map

Putting North Carolina on the Map

When Tammie Parris suffered a brain aneurysm, life as she knew it changed. Her response was to work tirelessly to change the lives of others by raising awareness about aneurysms.

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Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients

Landmark study to guide protocol for stroke patients

UNC’s William Powers, MD, provides the first hard evidence for how to treat stroke patients with poor collateral blood vessel formation.

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The Science of Strokes

The Science of Strokes

The research of William Powers, MD, has illuminated our understanding of stroke and guided better treatment for patients throughout three decades, a feat which earned him a Feinberg Award from the American Stroke Association.

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UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism

UNC child neurologist finds potential route to better treatments for Fragile X, autism

C.J. Malanga discovered that three specific drugs affect three different kinds of neurotransmitter receptors that all seem to play roles in Fragile X Syndrome.

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Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program celebrates first graduates

Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science Program celebrates first graduates

The UNC Neurodiagnostics and Sleep Science (NDSS) Program recognized its first class of graduates at a celebration on Friday, May 17, on the UNC Chapel Hill campus.

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Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects

Study suggests L-DOPA therapy for Angelman syndrome may have both benefits and unanticipated effects

New research from UNC provides a neurological justification for this therapeutic approach, but researchers caution there could be unanticipated effects.

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Five-year Review of William Powers, Chair, Department of Neurology

An ad hoc committee has been appointed to undertake a routine review of the leadership provided by William Powers, Chair of the Department of Neurology.

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Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

Synthetic stimulants called ‘bath salts’ act in the brain like cocaine

The effects on the brain’s reward circuits of the drug mephedrone are comparable to those of cocaine, which supports the argument that the synthetic drugs be made illegal permanently.

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Stroke Program receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award

Stroke Program receives Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Bronze Quality Achievement Award

This award, given by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, recognizes UNC Hospitals’ commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of stroke care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted standards and recommendations.

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Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Three UNC specialties nationally ranked by U.S. News

Overall, eleven specialties at UNC Hospitals were recognized as nationally ranked or high performing by U.S. News & World Report in its annual "America's Best Hospitals" issue.

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