Neuro News

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Read recent news in neurology, neurosurgery and neurosciences.

8/30/2018
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.
8/14/2018
UC San Diego Health and its medical and surgical specialties have again been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report for 2018-19.
8/6/2018
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 ...
6/27/2018
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 ...
6/4/2018
The Scientist

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

6/1/2018
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 ...
5/28/2018
Becker's Spine Review

​Cites research by Mark Tuszynski, MD, PhD

5/23/2018
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 ...
5/14/2018
Medical Xpress

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

5/9/2018
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 ...
4/30/2018
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 ...
4/4/2018
Becker's Spine Review

​Features Alexander Khalessi, MD

4/2/2018
Times of San Diego

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

3/29/2018
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, ...
2/27/2018
GEN

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

2/26/2018
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 ...
2/21/2018
The Medical News

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

2/20/2018
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 ...
1/29/2018
Becker's Spine Review

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

1/24/2018
After a national search, Alexander Khalessi, MD, has been named chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at UC San Diego Health and chief of the Division of Neurosurgery in the Department of Surgery at ...
1/15/2018
KUSI

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

12/21/2017
A rare brain tumor inspires a patient to become part of the treatment team for those diagnosed with acoustic neuromas.
10/9/2017
The Medical News

​Features Mark Ginsberg, MD, and Miguel Alejandro Lopez-Ramirez, PhD

12/20/2016
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.
1/5/2016
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.
11/2/2015
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 ...
11/2/2015
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 ...
8/25/2015
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 ...
3/6/2015
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.” ...
1/8/2015
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.