Tag Archive | neurology
D-Rose’s knee, preening birds, neurosurgery and more in this week’s LabBook.
Scouring the English Channel for microbes, bird mummies and more in this week’s LabBook.
Primate brains, moonlighting rodents and more in this week’s LabBook.
Welcome to LabBook, our weekly roundup of University of Chicago Medicine & Biological Sciences research news from around campus and the world wide web. Each Friday, LabBook will recap the week on the blog, link to news stories about our faculty and studies, and briefly summarize a handful of recent publications by our researchers. THIS […]
Last Friday we hosted our first Chicago Ideas Week event, one of the first opportunities for the public to take a look at the new Center for Care and Discovery. Held in the beautiful seventh floor Sky Lobby of our new hospital, the event provided a glimpse into the future of neurological medicine and advanced […]
The medical playbook against tumors is typically a three-pronged approach: cut as much of the tumor out as possible, then attack it with radiation and chemotherapy drugs. But some tumors don’t make it easy. Brain tumors, for example, are difficult to extract without causing serious and permanent damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Whole brain radiation […]
In the movies, death in the hospital is usually portrayed as a clear-cut event. A steadily beeping heart monitor changes to a high-pitched drone, the doctor sadly removes his mask, and the family begins to mourn. But in reality, judging when life has truly ended is often a complex and nuanced task. With ventilators, heart […]
Exercise is increasingly an important component of treating Parkinson’s disease. To supplement the effects of medication or surgery, Parkinson’s patients may undergo physical therapy or programs such as Tai Chi to improve motor symptoms including balance, gait, and tremor. Generally, the idea behind these exercises is to strengthen the body’s muscles to compensate for the […]
Diseases, unfortunately, don’t come with an easy-to-read label. Physicians spend much of their time decoding their patient’s list of symptoms and a variety of examination and test results into a proper diagnosis, in order to determine the best possible treatment. The degree of difficulty is even higher for neurological diseases, where the intricacy of the […]