neurology

Brain Teasers: Cracking the mind’s toughest riddles [video]

May 1, 2015

How can we instill robotic arms with a sense of touch? What causes us to choke under pressure? How can a misfolded protein cause so much harm to our brains? And is empathy something shared across species, not just humans? Speaking to a packed crowd at the Logan Center on April 1st, neuroscientists from the University of Chicago discussed these questions and more in a series of TED-style talks. [Read More]

Low-frequency deep brain stimulation improves difficult-to-treat Parkinson’s symptoms

January 27, 2015

University of Chicago Medicine doctors, led by Tao Xie, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology, have shown that Parkinson’s disease patients who are treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment. The study provides a new route for treating these difficult-to-treat and sometimes life-threatening symptoms. [Read More]
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