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Neurology and Neurosurgery

November 6, 2019

Neurologists from the Rush Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Program are working with a Chicago-area martial arts academy to launch a karate program designed to help people with Parkinson’s disease.

July 29, 2019

Rush University Medical Center is offering a newly FDA-approved treatment for brain aneurysms that is safer for patients and has a shorter recovery period than other treatments.

December 4, 2018

Dramatic changes in barometric pressure may increase the incidence of a type of stroke known as spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage, a study found.

September 11, 2018

A lab study led by a Rush researcher has found that a treatment cleared brain cells of a protein that is an integral cause of Parkinson's disease.

February 20, 2018

Levels of a protein found in the brain called alpha-synuclein are significantly lower than normal in cerebrospinal fluid collected in Parkinson’s disease patients suffering from postural instability and gait difficulty, a study has found. 

October 5, 2017

Four of six people with paralyzing spinal cord injuries who were treated with a new cell therapy have recovered a significant level of movement on at least one side, new study results show.

June 18, 2017

Rush has launched a telemedicine program for movement disorders patients, the latest example of Rush using technology to improve access to care.

June 6, 2017

A new drug that is the first and only disease modifying therapy for both primary progressive and relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS) is giving new hope for hundreds of thousands of Americans living with the disease. 

June 6, 2017

Mechanical thrombectomy, a treatment to remove a stroke-causing blood clot in the brain, is effective in some patients even when performed within six to 24 hours after a stroke, according to the results of an international research study. 

April 22, 2017

Two genes are associated with people having better cognitive function than expected, given the damage in their brains due to conditions of aging.