Neurosciences News and Events

Date: Feb 2012

Dr. Jacobo Mintzer recently appeared on Channel 2's Medical Myths series to address the question of using a skin cancer drug, Targretin (Bexarotene) to reverse the symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.  A recent article published in the journal Science reported that the drug had been able to remove the abnormal plaque  in the brains of mice infected with Alzheimer's and improve the memory of these mice.

Watch Dr. Mintzer's interview with Carolyn Murray from Channel 2 and share your thoughts on our Community Blog.

The REACH MUSC Tele-Stroke programs recently published their first newsletter.  REACH MUSC Newsletter Fall 2011The inaugural issue contains an overview of the MUSC REACH program as well as updates from the team.

Read the Newsletter   

The MUSC Epilepsy Boot Camp is a two-day intense, comprehensive epilepsy course for health care providers. The topics on day one will begin with essential facts about seizures, and will progress through seizure types, the impact of epilepsy, and special needs of particular patient groups. The first day will continue with a thorough introduction to state of the art diagnostic options. The second day will be a full review of current treatment options, pharmacologic treatment, neurostimulation and special diets for epilepsy. In the afternoon, more advanced topics such as epilepsy surgeries and functional brain-mapping will be reviewed. Breakout sessions will include Seizure first aid (the first responder), epilepsy genetics, nonepileptic events (pseudoseizures) and early intervention for refractory epilepsy.

Learn more and register.

The MUSC Neurophysiology Lab recently received accreditation by American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM).  According to the AANEM this accreditation was achieved by demonstrating clinical excellence in EDX medicine to patients, referral sources and payers as well as a commitment to providing the highest quality health care.


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