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Department of Neurological Surgery Archives

Shining a light on the nervous system to thwart disease

Nov. 16, 2017—Researchers believe they can address problems stemming from heart rate, respiration and digestion by untangling which nerves control which bodily functions and then stimulating them with light.

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Neurostimulation an option for some epilepsy patients

Sep. 28, 2017—Patients with epilepsy who suffer seizures that can’t be effectively treated with medications or established surgical interventions could benefit from responsive neurostimulation, a relatively new treatment.

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Wellons to co-chair neurosurgery journal’s board

May. 4, 2017—Jay Wellons, M.D., MSPH, chief of the Division of Pediatric Neurosurgery and professor of Neurological Surgery, was recently named co-chair of the editorial board for the Journal of Neurosurgery: Pediatrics.

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NFL names Sills as league’s first-ever chief medical officer

Mar. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt’s Allen Sills, M.D., has been chosen by the National Football League (NFL) to be its chief medical officer, a newly created position.

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New technique helps ease ear tumor surgery

Feb. 16, 2017—Last fall, the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Center became the second facility in the country and third in the world to use a fully endoscopic surgical technique to remove an acoustic neuroma, a rare benign tumor on the balance and hearing nerves.

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Quick response key after chiropractic-related stroke

Dec. 1, 2016—Ashley Johnson suffered the same type of stroke after a chiropractic neck manipulation that killed model and social media star Katie May earlier this year, but the 29-year-old woman survived thanks to quick recognition and rapid response.

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Chance to help others drives neurosurgeon Thompson

Sep. 1, 2016—The tears Reid Thompson, M.D., shed one day as a medical student left an indelible mark.

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NIH grant boosts Englot’s epilepsy research efforts

Aug. 4, 2016—Dario Englot, M.D., Ph.D., has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to support his research into better understanding brain connectivity disturbances in patients with focal epilepsy.

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Seminar focuses on latest concussion research

Jul. 28, 2016—Neuropsychologist Gary Solomon, Ph.D., recently weighed in on one of the hottest debates in sports medicine, asserting that research doesn’t support the popular theory that concussions put athletes at higher risk for psychiatric illness.

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Drug combos for glioblastoma

May. 3, 2016—Vanderbilt researchers have discovered that activation of a certain signaling pathway protects brain cancers from targeted therapies, suggesting that using therapeutics that block both pathways may be a promising treatment.

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Deep brain stimulation program marks milestones

Mar. 24, 2016—Vanderbilt Clinical Neurosciences is marking two milestones — the 20th anniversary of its deep brain stimulation (DBS) program and its 1,000th DBS procedure.

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Neurological Surgery named among U.S. best

Dec. 3, 2015—The Vanderbilt Department of Neurological Surgery has been listed in the Becker’s Hospital Review selection of 100 Hospitals With Great Neurosurgery and Spine Programs.

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