When you hear 17-year-old Cody Waterhouse talk with pride about his new job – removing snow from driveways and sidewalks – or being able to catch on faster to his schoolwork, you might wonder what happened to make these things such life-affirming experiences. The Zimmerman (MN) High School junior has an answer ready for you – brain surgery.
As protestors were injured and treated during the George Floyd protests in the Twin Cities, an interdisciplinary U of M team realized that not much research had been done on the impact of the "less lethal" weapons being used. This letter to the editor of the New England Journal of Medicine from the team summarizes their analysis of the injuries and suggests a new way forward.
Neurosurgeons collaborate with many different healthcare providers. One important relationship is with neuropsychologists. “Our neuropsychologists make sure our patients are psychologically ready to undergo surgery and that a support system is in place to assist them post-operatively,” said neurosurgeon Robert McGovern, MD. “They do a fantastic job of evaluating people.”
New work published in the scientific journal Stem Cells by investigators from the U's Stem Cell Institute describes a scientific breakthrough that could help accelerate development of new treatments for neurological conditions. Researchers from the laboratories of James R. Dutton, PhD; and Ann M. Parr, MD, PhD, for the first time overcame a major “speed limit” in manufacturing human neurons from human induced pluripotent stem cells.