NeuroNow - Spring 2008
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It may be something of a cliché these days, but in Neurology and Neurosurgery, the term “personalized medicine” has true substance.
This neurosurgeon and his group know how to prepare brain tumor patients for the long road to recovery.
Dr. Sumner had trained as an adult neurologist but found herself drawn to a disease that affects children, spinal muscular atrophy, or SMA, one of the most devastating neuromuscular disorders.
Two decades ago, boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the most common and lethal form of the disease, regularly died in their teens and early 20s. Today, they are living beyond that and into adulthood.
The Johns Hopkins peripheral nerve group, led by Ahmet Höke, is working to develop novel drugs that can prevent nerve fibers from degeneration and even accelerate regeneration.
Dr. Daniel Hanely is named the inaugural recipient of the Jeffrey and Harriet Legum Professorship in Acute Neurological Medicine.