Neurosciences News and Events

Join us on April 26, 2014 for the 6th Annual Coach Tim Touchberry Putting for Parkinson's Golf Tournament, Dinner & Auction.  This event benefits the Murray Center at the Medical University of South Carolina, and will be held at the Westcott Golf Club in North Charleston, SC. There are many ways for you to participate in this great event....sponsorship, golfing, eating, bidding, donating and more! You don't have to golf to participate. You can just join us for the dinner and auction.

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Exciting news regarding stroke care came out of MUSC this week!

A MUSC and AHA led study was published showing that stroke deaths in the U.S. are on the decline. MUSC's Dr. Dan Lackland who chaired the study committee said, “The decline in stroke deaths is one of the greatest public health achievements of the 20th and 21st centuries. The decline is real, not a statistical fluke or the result of more people dying of lung disease, the third leading cause of death.”  Learn more...

Also, this week it was announced that MUSC was awarded a $1.7  million grant from NIH to serve as a Regional Coordinating Center (RCC) for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke “NIH StrokeNet”.  The network’s purpose is to further develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on stroke prevention, emergency treatment and recovery.  “It is a great opportunity for South Carolinians to participate in these studies which will lead to future stroke therapies" according to Ed Jauch, M.D., Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at MUSC. Learn more...

Mickey, a 3 year-old who had case of Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome, a rare condition that resulted in him bobbing his head in a “yes-yes” motion was treated at MUSC this summer.  WCBD Channel 2 joined Mickey, his Mom and Dr. Sunil Patel for this follow-up visit in the news story below.

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To learn more about Bobble-Head Doll Syndrome and Mickey’s case, read the story in the August, 2013 Progress Notes and watch an interview with Dr. Patel.

A free educational Brain Tumor support group designed to help adults with brain tumors improve their quality of life, and share their experiences. Brain Tumor Support Group

Please join us to learn about resources and treatment options, share information and develop new relationships. Patients and their families are welcome. Lunch will be provided. For more information call 843-792-8552.

Date: 1st Thursday of every month
Time: 12 to 1 p.m.
Location: MUSC Clinical Sciences Building, Room 429, 96 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC

Please RSVP to Brittaine Hinkson at 843-792-855

Find out more about the MUSC Brain and Spine Tumor program.

The work of MUSC's Neuro-Oncology research and clinical teams was featured on the cover of the August Journal of Neuro-Oncology for their work in discovering the first direct evidence that the compound DATS, found in garlic, is effective in blocking pathways of the proliferation of cancer cells and ultimately may help reduce tumor growth in patients with glioblastoma, the most lethal brain tumor.

To learn more about this exciting research, please visit the MUSC Newsroom for a full article.


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