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November 2017

Patient Care

Meningiomas and perineuriomas share TRAF7 mutation
Researchers have identified a common cause for rare intraneural perineuriomas and an unexpected shared pathogenesis with intracranial meningiomas. The finding indicates a pathway for potential treatment.

Awake craniotomy offers better outcomes for patients with tumors in eloquent motor and sensory tissue
Mayo neurosurgeons have successfully expanded their use of awake craniotomy from the removal of tumors in the cortical speech area of the brain to areas of eloquent motor and sensory tissue.


New laboratory focuses on regeneration of damaged brain cells
At the Neuroregeneration Lab at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, researchers collect and bank blood and skin cells, convert them to stem cells, and then distribute the cells and cell lines to investigators to support research in neuerodegenerative diseases.

Robo regulates migration of human subventricular zone neural progenitor cells
Researchers have ascertained how neuroblasts in the fetal brain migrate from the subventricular zone to the olfactory bulb, where they fully differentiate into neurons: A key set of molecular cues guide the migration.

Molecular genetic analyses expand understanding of frontotemporal dementia
Frontotemporal dementia is the second-leading cause of presenile neurodegeneration in the U.S. Rosa Rademakers, Ph.D., and researchers at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, conduct molecular genetic analyses that help unravel the steps of neurodegeneration and suggest ideas for therapies.

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Mayo Clinic Neuroscience and Oncology Innovation Summit 2017
Dec. 14-16, 2017, in Orlando, Fla.
Lectures cover brain tumor biology and growth, vascular neogenesis, nanotechnology for tumor suppression, viral vectors for tumor destruction, and other agents to target and destroy brain tumors. Discussions include basic brain and breast tumors and metastatic brain tumor therapies.

Practical Neuroradiology: Excellence Through Evidence and Guidelines 2018
Feb. 11-15, 2018, in Park City, Utah
Topics include pediatric head, neck and spine imaging; updates in epilepsy imaging; stroke intervention guidelines; non-neoplastic myelopathy; imaging of conductive and sensorineural hearing loss; the role of PET in staging head and neck cancer; and congenital anomalies of the brain.

Mayo Clinic Cerebrovascular Update & Controversies: Neurology & Neurosurgery 2018
March 23-24, 2018, in Las Vegas
This course covers management of acute ischemic stroke, brain hemorrhage, and symptomatic and asymptomatic vascular lesions including arteriovenous malformations, cavernous malformations, cerebral aneurysms and carotid stenosis — plus the latest diagnostic and therapeutic approaches to stroke.

4th Annual Neuro and Intensive Care: Review and Hands-On Workshops 2018
May 10-12, 2018, in Orlando, Fla.
This course is designed for medical providers who care for patients with neurological emergencies, acute stroke and brain hemorrhage, acute brain injury, coma, and disorders that require hospital, emergency department and intensive care unit evaluation.


In the Video Center

Palpating the Brain With MR Elastography to Detect Raised Intracranial Pressure
MR elastography may be a way to noninvasively detect increased intracranial pressure, which would improve both diagnosis and treatment.

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