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Recent Accomplishments

  • Mechanisms of acetylcholine transmission and myasthenia gravis.
    (Daniel Drachman).
  • Establishment of Neurological Intensive Care Unit. (Daniel Hanley, Cecil Borel)
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  • Development of ketogenic diet for intractable epilepsy.
    (John Freeman)
  • Biochemical and genetic basis of adrenoleukodystrophy. (Hugo and Ann Moser)
  • Treatment and biological basis of Tourette's syndrome. (Harvey Singer)
  • Epidemiology and pathophysiological mechanisms of HIV-associated dementia. (Richard Johnson, Justin McArthur et al)
  • Mechanisms of neuronal damage in ALS. (Jeffrey Rothstein)
  • Elucidation of immunopathogenic mechanisms of Guillain Barré syndrome.
    (John Griffin, Tony Ho, Guy McKhann)
  • Clinical features of HIV-associated sensory neuropathy. (David Cornblath)
  • Mechanisms of cell death in stroke. (Valina Dawson)
  • Neuronal degeneration in Parkinson's disease. (Ted Dawson)
  • Use of electrocorticography in epilepsy patients. (Ronald Lesser, Nathan Crone)
  • Mechanisms of eye movement control and their application in neuro-otology. (David Zee)
  • Rett's syndrome. (Saku Naidu)
  • Skin biopsy: a new window for the study of sensory neuropathies. (John Griffin, Justin McArthur)
  • Clinical features of ataxia telangiectasia. (Thomas Crawford)
  • Neurotoxicity of methamphetamine and Ecstasy. (George Ricaurte)
  • Mechanisms of HIV-associated dementia.
    (Ned Sacktor)
  • Perfusion MRI in localization of cognitive function. (Argye Hillis)
  • Patterns of cognitive decline after coronary artery bypass grafting.
    (Guy McKhann)
  • Virus isolation and diagnostic methods in progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. (Les Weiner, Opendra Narayan, John Penney, Richard Johnson)
  • First work on visna in sheep in the US. (Opendra Narayan)
  • Immunopathogenesis of post-infectious encephalomyelitis. (Richard Johnson, Diane Griffin)
  • Mechanisms of immune suppression by measles virus. (Diane Griffin, Richard Johnson)
  • Role of immune responses in acute encephalitis. (Diane Griffin)
  • Role of viruses in causing congenital malformations in animals. (Richard Johnson)
  • Finding MBP in CSF in human demyelinating diseases. (Steve Cohen, Guy McKhann)
  • Glutamate cytotoxicity. (Mike Johnston)
  • Lead developmental disorders. (Gary Goldstein)
  • Blood-brain barrier models in brain tumors. (John Laterra)
  • Neurobehavioral abnormalities. (Martha Denckla)
  • Basal ganglion circuits. (Mahlon Delong, Garrett Alexander)
  • First described the role of movement in development of joints; pathogenesis of arthrogryposis multiplex congenita and clubfoot. (which is the most common congenital malformation) (Daniel Drachman)
  • Mechanism of action of botulinum toxin and use for focal dystonia. (Daniel Drachman)
  • Prednisone treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. (Daniel Drachman)
  • Initial description of immunotherapeutic strategies for autoimmune neuromuscular diseases. (Daniel Drachman)
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  • Neurotoxicity of ibogaine. (Elizabeth O'Hearn, Mark Molliver)
  • Hemispherectomy for refractory epilepsy. (John Freeman, Sumio Uematsu)
  • Restless legs syndrome: pathophysiology and treatment. (Christopher Earley, Richard Allen)
  • Neonatal seizures and hypoxic encephalopathy. (Rebecca Ichord)
  • Treatment of normal pressure hydrocephalus. (Michael Williams)
  • Neurogenetics of mitochondrial diseases. (Orest Hurko, Don Johns)
  • Monocyte trafficking in encephalitis. (David Irani)
  • Treatment of severe Autism. (Barry Gordon)
  • Electrocorticography. (Nathan Crone)
  • Neural mechanisms of auditory processing. (Dana Boatman)
  • Treatment of Transverse Myelitis. (Doug Kerr)

.... and many others unnamed!

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