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NeuroNow - NeuroNow Fall 2010
NeuroNow Fall 2010
George Jallo and Edward Ahn say advances in treating pediatric hydrocephalus could lead to avoiding traditional shunts altogether.
Articles in this Issue
Neurosurgeons have a growing number of options to treat children with hydrocephalus, including antibiotic-impregnated or programmable shunts, or even avoiding shunts completely.
From the Directors
We still a long way to go in learning how to fight incurable diseases of the nervous system, but we have already come an amazingly long way.
Ray Dorsey, the new director of the Johns Hopkins Movement Disorders Center, is making telemedicine a reality for Parkinson disease patients.
Brain Tumor Research
Johns Hopkins' basic and clinical researchers are working together to develop novel ways to treat the deadly brain cancer known as glioblastoma.
Neuroscience and Art
A Johns Hopkins medical illustrator and neurosurgeon recently discovered that a fresco in the Sistine Chapel appears to have hidden images of a brainstem and spinal cord.
Friends of Research
A couple whose daughter has benefited from an experimental treatment for her neurofibromatosis type 2 has given a gift that will help fund a clinical trial of this treatment.