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American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting

Happening NOW! American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Washington DC

HA represents the patient voice at the American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting in Washington DC.

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Research UPDATE: Using the Newest Technology to Understand Hydrocephalus

How do the cells of an infant’s developing brain react to the pressures of hydrocephalus? Our former MYI recipient, Dr. Eskandari’s, goal is to find out.

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Nanoscale Devices Used for Enhanced Detection of TBIs

MRIs can detect TBIs, but not at the molecular and cellular levels. Sarah Stabenfeldt aims to change that.

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Advance in MRI Could Detect Molecules Associated with TBI

The MIT Technology Review reports on research into advances in MRI technology that could safely detect free radicals, molecules released after brain injury, to speed emergency diagnosis and intervention.

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Hydrocephalus Conference Scientific Keynote: Dr. Stephen A. Back

Dr. Stephen A. Back will deliver the scientific keynote address on his work on the development of strategies to promote regeneration and repair of injury to the brain at the Hydrocephalus Association’s 13th National Conference on Hydrocephalus, July 9-11, 2014, Portland, Oregon. Join us!

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GE and NFL Fund Study of Biomarking for Brain Injury

The NFL and General Electric (GE) will fund a University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) study that will look at an early detection method using imaging known as biomarking, a tool capable of measuring physiological or molecular processes and is used as a standard in clinical health.

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Medical Device Development and Evolution: A Comparative Study

In this educational blog, Marvin Sussman, PhD, compares the evolution of the cardiac pacemaker and radiation oncology with that of the shunt to treat hydrocephalus over a 60 year period.

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Research UPDATE: Improving Diagnosis of NPH Through Imaging

Continuing with our Mentored Young Investigator (MYI) blog series, we want to highlight one of the 2009 recipients, Dana Moore, Ph.D. Her study entitled, “Quantitative measurement of ventricular volume and cortical atrophy to improve diagnosis of Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH),” aimed to improve diagnosis of NPH through imaging. NPH is a chronic neurological disorder in adults. […]

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Behind the Recall: Codman Provides Details

The Hydrocephalus Association sits down with a vice president from Codman Neuro and two members of our Medical Advisory Board (MAB) to discuss the recent recall of CODMAN® CERTAS™ Programmable Valves, also known as shunts, and how it relates to patients. Please read and share the latest information on the recall.

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