Neuroscience

Hydrocephalus Association National Conference Offers Hope and Connections for 1 Million Americans Living with Incurable Brain Disease

ORANGE COUNTY, CA, JUNE 20, 2018 – More than 600 patients and families impacted by hydrocephalus, a chronic neurological condition for which there is no cure, will join leading medical professionals and researchers in Orange County, CA June 28-30 for HACONNECT, the Hydrocephalus Association’s 15th National Conference on Hydrocephalus. The biennial conference provides helpful tools […]

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Smart Girls Making College Dreams A Reality

Fiona Wilcox, chair of the TTC Advisory Council, speaks at The College Board forum on attending college with a chronic medical condition.

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Neuroscience Nurse

Mary Decker Mentorship Award: Call for Nominations

Nominate a dedicated Neuroscience Nurse with demonstrated excellence in neurosurgery, specifically with hydrocephalus, for the Mary Decker Mentorship Award!

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Hydrocephalus Action Network

It’s Time for a National Hydrocephalus Registry

The Advancing Research for Hydrocephalus Act (H.R.2313) would establish a national hydrocephalus registry. It’s time to ask Congress to act.

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Hydrocephalus Research Webinar

Upcoming Webinar: The Next Generation of Hydrocephalus Researchers Part II

Next webinar: Optimizing the timing of interventions in neonatal hydrocephalus and new research on how brain cells react and recover under pressure.

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Upcoming Webinar: The Next Generation of Hydrocephalus Researchers

Join us for our next webinar on the latest hydrocephalus research with two former HA-sponsored Mentored Young Investigators.

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Neuroscience Nurse

Mary Decker Mentorship Award: Call for Nominations

Nominate a dedicated Neuroscience Nurse with demonstrated excellence in neurosurgery, specifically with hydrocephalus, for the Mary Decker Mentorship Award!

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NIH Approves High Priority Research Within BRAIN Initiative

Hydrocephalus Association Research Programs Manager, Ashly Westrick, provides an update on the NIH BRAIN Working Group, who presented their preliminary report identifying research priorities to the Advisory Committee to the Director.

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Looking Back…Moving Forward: Focusing on the PATIENT

As the Hydrocephalus Association continues our interview series commemorating our 30th anniversary, we sit down with one of our earliest supporters, Dr. Marvin Sussman, former Director of Research and Technology at Cordis Neuroscience Business (now Integra LifeSciences) and member of the HA Board of Directors for 13 years.

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Obama Proposes BRAIN Initiative

President Obama proposed $100 million in funding for the Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies, or BRAIN, Initiative with the goal of gaining a better understanding of the functioning of the brain to in turn find better treatment options for a range of brain disorders.

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New Cause of Hydrocephalus Discovered

The IowaNow reports that researchers at the University of Iowa Graduate Program in Neuroscience have discovered a new cause for hydrocephalus. Working with mice, the researchers identified a defect in the development of immature brain cells.

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