Introducing Stereotactic, Functional and Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship at WashU
Tuesday, June 13, 2023
The Neurosurgery Department at Washington University offers a CAST-approved, 12-month functional fellowship, providing training in the diagnosis and management of movement disorders, epilepsy, spasticity and chronic pain. We are currently accepting applications for a July 1, 2024 start date.
Map redrawn for the human motor cortex
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
The human brain’s motor cortex is often regarded as a linear map with discrete sections, each controlling different parts of the body. The discovery that portions of the motor cortex have other functions points to a different type of map.
Epilepsy Monitoring Unit expands at St. Louis Children's Hospital
Saturday, October 1, 2022
NCAN TR&D3 co-leaders Dr. Jon Willie, MD, PhD and Peter Brunner, PhD, together with their collaborators at SLCH, Drs. Tom Foutz, MD, PhD, John Zempel, MD, PhD, Jarod Roland, MD, and Sean McEvoy, MD are developing Adaptive Neurotechnologies to improve diagnosis, treatment and therapy in patients affected by intractable epilepsy. The Epilepsy-Monitoring Unit (EMU) at the Pediatric Epilepsy Center at St.
IpsiHand stroke-recovery device named product of year by science society
Monday, December 13, 2021
Multidisciplinary Washington University research led to device’s development.
The IpsiHand, an innovative stroke-recovery device that helps stroke patients recover significant arm and hand function by retraining their brains, has received the 2021 Pantheon Product of the Year Award from California Life Sciences.
Tuesday, June 29, 2021
NCAN will be virtually hosting a seminar on Tuesday, June 29 with speaker Monica Perez, PT, PhD
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Gerald E. Loeb, M.D. "Animals and Machines that Learn" Seminar
Stroke-recovery device using brain-computer interface receives FDA market authorization
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
Innovative multidisciplinary research at Washington University led to development of 'breakthrough' device
A first-of-its kind device that helps people disabled by stroke regain significant control over their arm and hand function by using their minds has received market authorization from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The IpsiHand Upper Extremity Rehabilitation System, developed by Neurolutions Inc. – a Washington University in St.
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
David Reinkensmeyer, Ph.D.
University of California, Irvine.
Robot-aided recovery after stroke: Role of synergies and sensation
Tuesday, April 27
11AM EDT / 10AM CDT/ 8AM PDT
Postdoctoral Opportunity at Ganguy Lab
Friday, March 12, 2021
The Ganguy Lab at UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences is seeking multiple postdoctoral candidates or engineers for research into a “read/write” neural interface for stroke. The positions are based at the University of California, San Francisco (Weill Institute for Neuroscience, Mission Bay Campus).
Aiko Thompson, Ph.D. awarded with $1.62 million NIH/NINDS grant
Friday, January 24, 2020
Dr. Aiko Thompson was recently awarded a $1.62 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to be distributed through 2025. Thompson works with patients with incomplete spinal cord injuries – that is, patients who still have some feeling or movement below the site of their injury.
Knee Jerk Reaction
Sunday, December 1, 2013
A training regimen designed to suppress abnormal reflexes appears to modify the nervous system in people with incomplete SCI, significantly improving their ability to walk.
Reflex control could improve walking after incomplete spinal injuries
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A training regimen to adjust the body’s motor reflexes may help improve mobility for some people with incomplete spinal cord injuries, according to a study supported by the National Institutes of Health. During training, the participants were instructed to suppress a knee jerk-like reflex elicited by a small shock to the leg. Those who were able to calm hyperactive reflexes – a common effect of spinal cord injuries – saw improvements in their walking.