Winter 2019
Concussion and Sports
With Brain Injury Awareness Month quickly approaching, it's a good time to reflect on the progress we've been making in concussion research, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Our Concussion and Brain Performance Center has been at the forefront of new concussion guidelines for children, and our collaboration with athletes is leading to new approaches for understanding and diagnosing concussion.

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Pediatric Neurosurgeon Offers Novel, Less Invasive Treatment for Seizures
Symptoms from tuberous sclerosis began when Molly was just one month old. Her bouts of seizures lasted for several years, until Dr. Gerald Grant was able to offer Molly a less invasive procedure to remove the brain tumor responsible for the seizures.
Virtual Reality Gets Real in the Operating Room
Fortune Magazine features Dr. Gary Steinberg 's use of virtual reality, to prepare for and operate on a patient with an arteriovenous malformation. 
People with Paralysis Equipped with Brain Implant Operate Computer Just By Thinking
In a new clinical trial, Stanford Neurosurgeons  Dr. Jaimie Henderson  and  Paul Nuyujukian, PhD , demonstrate that people with paralysis who have been equipped with a brain implant can now write emails, watch videos, or shop online, just by thinking.
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Research Team Building Virtual Hippocampus
A research team led by Ivan Soltesz, PhD , James R. Doty Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences, has successfully built a virtual model of sizable sections of the hippocampus, to better understand learning and memory.
Researchers Discover Brain Cells Responsible for Making Pain Unpleasant
A team of Stanford scientists, led by Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery  Gregory Scherrer, PhD , have identified a bundle of brain cells in mice responsible for the emotional experience of pain. 
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Terenia's Story: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Decades after surviving a serious car crash, Terenia's symptoms became so debilitating she was in constant pain and could no longer work as an artist. Dr. Anand Veeravagu   performed minimally-invasive robotic spine surgery and gave Terenia her life back.
New Neurosurgeon Joins Spine Team
We're excited to welcome  Dr. Corinna Zygourakis  to Stanford! Dr. Zygourakis is focused on the treatment of complex spinal disorders, including spinal deformity, revision surgery, and spinal tumors. She is also trained in minimally invasive robot-assisted spine surgery and performed the first surgery internationally with the Globus Excelsius spinal robot.
Stanford Sports Concussion Summit
April 27, 2019
Presented by Stanford Athletics and the Concussion and Brain Performance center.
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