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June 12, 2019

Mayo Clinic researchers dig deeper to map brain tumors

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

Surgeons in the operating room must achieve a delicate balance when removing a brain tumor: eradicate as much of the cancer as possible, and avoid injury to parts of the brain responsible for motor control, speech, and more. For years, doctors have been using brain mapping – that is, stimulating the brain with electrodes to […]

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Tags: Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa, Anthony Ritaccio, brain, brain cancer, brain tumor, Kaisorn Chaichana, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center, medical innovation, neurology, William Tatum


May 16, 2019

Brain MRI may be overrated in deciding about valve surgery

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

By Jay Furst Blood clots moving to the brain are a frequent — and dangerous — complication for patients with endocarditis. Endocarditis is an infection of the heart’s inner lining that can damage heart valves and contribute to the formation of blood clots. As many as 80 percent of endocarditis patients who undergo magnetic resonance […]

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Tags: brain, CT, Daniel DeSimone, endocarditis, Larry Baddour, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, MRI, neurology, radiology, Tia Chakraborty


October 4, 2018

Pet Project: Using AI to forecast and prevent epileptic seizures

By Advancing the Science contributor advancingthescience

If you’re in California and see a dog outfitted in a snazzy vest with an electronic tablet, Spot, Fido or Lassie just might be participating in a Mayo Clinic epilepsy trial. Mayo Clinic and Medtronic are developing a next-generation epilepsy therapeutics platform that integrates brain implants with local and distributing computing environments to continuously chronicle brain […]

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Tags: artificial intelligence, Benjamin Brinkmann, brain, epilepsy, Gregory Worrell, Jamie Van Gompel, neurology


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