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Brain Implant Cures Woman's Tourette's Tics
Publication date: 2 January 2012
A patient who is part of the first first UK trial to evaluate the impact of 'deep brain stimulation' on Tourette's - a collaboration between the UCL Institute of Neurology (Unit of Functional Neurosurgery) and the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery - has experienced a dramatic recovery.
Award for Professor Roger Lemon
Publication date: 2 June 2011
The Institute is delighted to congratulate Professor Roger Lemon on his being honoured by the Betty and David Koetser Foundation for Brain Research.
Successes of Deep Brain Stimulation for patients with Parkinson's disease
Publication date: 13 April 2011
13 April 2011
A team, led by Dr Tom Foltynie, from UCL Institute of Neurology’s Unit of Functional Neurosurgery recently published a study in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, highlighting the positive results of Subthalamic Nucleus Deep Brain Stimulation (STN DBS) surgery on patients with Parkinson’s disease. Specifically the study looked at the outcome of 79 consecutive patients who underwent the surgery at the National Hospital of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, showing that the surgery was both safe and beneficial to Parkinson’s patients.
New hope for cluster headache sufferers
Publication date: 24 December 2010
Patients who suffer from severe cluster headaches are being offered new hope thanks to a revolutionary treatment at the National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery (NHNN).
Lizard venom offers hope for Parkinson’s disease patients
Publication date: 27 August 2010
The saliva of a venomous lizard native to southwestern America and Mexico could provide a cure for patients with Parkinson’s disease.
Win for IoN at Shape of Science Symposium
Publication date: 9 August 2010
Dr Damon Hoad, from the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience and Movement Disorders, took the top honour with his poster on 'Shaping the brain – Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation to study and modulate neuroplasticity'. in a poster presentation competition at the Shape of Science Symposium in Manchester.
Magnets stop the nightmare of tinnitus, researchers say.
Publication date: 3 February 2009
Research carried out by Professor John Rothwell, in the Sobell Department of Motor Neuroscience & Movement Disorders and reported in the Daily Mail reveals the benefits of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) in easing the symptoms of tinnitus.