Neuro News

Attendees of the Essential Tremor Symposium, Autumn 2012 at UC San Diego Health 

Read recent news in neurology, neurosurgery and neurosciences.

Pharmacy Choice

​Features Alexander Norbash, MD, and Alexander Khalessi, MD

High-tech surgical suites allow doctors to scan patients without either leaving the operating room.
Our experts answer your questions on everything from headaches to tummy aches. This month, our experts discuss what to eat when you’re too sick to eat, bunions and how to get migraine relief.
UC San Diego Health and its medical and surgical specialties have again been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-19.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that they have successfully created spinal cord neural stem cells from human pluripotent stem cells that differentiate into ...
The debate over whether coffee is good or bad for you has been percolating for centuries, a drip-drip-drip of wild rumor and conflicting news. Herewith, six reasons why coffee may be good for you and ...
The Scientist

​Features Joseph Ciacci, MD, and Martin Marsala, MD

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that a first-in-human phase I clinical trial in which neural stem cells were transplanted into participants with chronic spi ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Cites research by Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD

In a new paper, published in the May 23 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that adult rat myelin actually stimu ...
Medical Xpress

​Features Martin Marsala, MD, and Joseph Ciacci, MD

In a new paper, an international team led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe successfully grafting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural prec ...
Patients with rare brain tumors on the auditory nerve now have an option to prevent complete deafness at UC San Diego Health. The device, called an auditory brainstem implant or ABI, fits behind the e ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD

Times of San Diego

​Features Thomas Hemmen, MD, PhD, and Alexander Khalessi, MD

A recent data analysis conducted by the American Heart Association (AHA) showed that the Comprehensive Stroke Centers at UC San Diego Health exceeded national average treatment times and, as a result, ...

​Features Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD, and Ephron Rosenzweig, PhD

Led by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, a diverse team of neuroscientists and surgeons successfully grafted human neural progenitor cells into rhesus monkeys with ...
The Medical News

​Features Jerry Shih, MD, and Sharona Ben-Haim, MD

UC San Diego Health now offers patients with epilepsy another non-pharmacological way to treat seizures. For the more than one million individuals who live with uncontrolled seizures despite taking me ...
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD, and Patty Maysent, CEO


​Features Thomas Hemmen, MD, PhD, and Alexander Khalessi, MD

A rare brain tumor inspires a patient to become part of the treatment team for those diagnosed with acoustic neuromas.
Forgetfulness is a part of life, a natural consequence of aging. Alzheimer's disease is not. Learn more and sign up for a free memory screening.
The Ice Bucket Challenge has come and gone but the search for a cure for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) goes on. Clinical neurologist John Ravits provides an update.
Susan Rooney was diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor days before her daughter’s high school graduation. She joined a clinical trial testing a new drug and today the tumor is stable and under contr ...
A partnership with Temecula Valley Hospital, telemedicine and an innovative surgical approach saved a mother with a blood clot in a major brain vessel treated at UC San Diego Health’s comprehensive st ...
Migraines are now viewed as a progressive disease which may worsen over time. They’re also the fifth leading cause of emergency room visits in the U.S. We ask Hossein Ansari, MD, a headache specialist ...
Surgeries at the new Jacobs Medical Center will have a bold, new look – a high-tech suite of operating rooms with real-time, advanced imaging technologies that are “a patient’s and surgeon’s dream.” ...
Quick action by first responders and care at UC San Diego Health System's comprehensive stroke center saved Stefan Reisch's life after he suffered a stroke while driving.