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Brain surgery made easier

Visiting a neurosurgeon can be a daunting experience for a patient, whether they are seeking treatment for a history of spinal pain, or for a brain aneurysm that was picked up on a precautionary CT scan. Neurosurgeon Dr Rodney Allan said the last ten years have brought enormous advances in neurosurgery, with more precise operating… Read More »

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Laughter may be best medicine — for brain surgery

Neuroscientists at Emory University School of Medicine have discovered a focal pathway in the brain that when electrically stimulated causes immediate laughter, followed by a sense of calm and happiness, even during awake brain surgery. The effects of stimulation were observed in an epilepsy patient undergoing diagnostic monitoring for seizure diagnosis. These effects were then… Read More »

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Artificial Intelligence Can Detect Alzheimer’s Disease in Brain Scans Six Years Before a Diagnosis

By Dana Smith Using a common type of brain scan, researchers programmed a machine-learning algorithm to diagnose early-stage Alzheimer’s disease about six years before a clinical diagnosis is made – potentially giving doctors a chance to intervene with treatment. No cure exists for Alzheimer’s disease, but promising drugs have emerged in recent years that can help… Read More »

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