Acoustic neuroma: advances in treatment and detection

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Download from iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/acoustic-neuroma-advances/id43184821... Acoustic neuroma is a benign (not cancerous) tumor that forms in the head cavity. Acoustic neuroma generally affects hearing, balance and facial nerves. Although acoustic neuroma is not cancer, tumors can be dangerous if they grow large and press against the brainstem or brain. Paul Gidley, M.D., and Franco DeMonte, M.D., both professors in Head and Neck Surgery at MD Anderson Cancer...

HERESY AND MEDICINE IN THE MIDDLE AGES

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"I fought a lot; I thought I could win, but fate and nature repressed my study and my efforts. But it is already something to be on the battlefield, because to win depends very much on fortune. But I did as much as I could, and I do not think anyone, of the future generation, will deny it. I was not afraid of death, I never gave in to anyone, I chose courageous death instead of a coward’s life". Giordano Bruno, De Monade (1591).

A thought requires roughly a million different brain neurons

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Theoretical biophysicist William Bialek discusses how all of the parts in our brain work together to produce all of the simple and complex thoughts that humans have.

Observing multiple neurons simultaneously

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Theoretical biophysicist William Bialek discusses the BRAIN Initiative and how his team plans to study neuron activity.

How does our brain use coding to interpret the world?

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Theoretical biophysicist William Bialek discusses how our brain interprets information in a continuous way.

Responsive Neurostimulation to Control Partial Epileptic Seizure

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Jonathan C. Edwards, M.D., Director of MUSC's Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, who participated in the clinical trial that led to recent FDA approval of responsive neurostimulation (RNS) for partial epileptic seizure, discusses how RNS offers for the first time two-way communication with the brain. The RNS device first records seizure activity and, once the electronic signature of a patient's seizures is identified, is programmed to recognize and disrupt that signature.Read “Conversing with...