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Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics PDF Print E-mail
Written by Christopher Lind   
Thursday, 23 July 2009 20:06

The Society for CNS Interstitial Delivery of Therapeutics is a non-profit, educational, and scientific organization that was founded in 2007. The Society promotes research, education, and public awareness for improving the delivery of therapeutic drugs to the brain and other areas of the human central nervous system.

As the brain is protected by the blood-brain-barrier from molecules that circulate in the bloodstream, circumventing this barrier to enable more and different therapeutic agents to enter the brain is of critical importance for successfully treating a large variety of neurodegenerative and neuro-neoplastic diseases. In the recent decades it has however become increasingly obvious that neither the power of biotechnology nor the capabilities of medical devices are sufficient to overcome the limitations of delivering drugs to the brain.

The researchers organized in SCIDOT are convinced that new routes of drug delivery to the brain can be identified and developed for clinical application.

Modified from the SCIDOT website

 

Prof. Chris Lind attended the first annual international meeting of SCIDOT in Cleveland, Ohio this September to discuss research into convection-enhanced delivery with other neurosurgeons, scientists and engineers. 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 12 May 2010 23:59 )
 
Interesting Reading for Researchers PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 June 2008 00:33

Modern Nuerosurgery: Clinical Translaton of Neuroscience Advances

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By Dennis A. TurnerPublished 2004
CRC Press
Nervous system/ Surgery
323 pages
ISBN:084931482

Most books on the topic of 21st century neurological sciences concentrate on either reviews of current techniques or treatment schemes with a timeline to clinical application greater than 10 years. Making a bold departure by emphasizing hypotheses on the horizon, Modern Neurosurgery: Clinical Translation of Neuroscience Advances discusses treatments in the process of being developed which may have a profound impact on our neuroscience knowledge. Focusing on how increased understanding of brain function affects clinical neuroscience, this volume explores the interface between neuroscience developments and clinical neuroscience advances by examining the hypotheses that drive this evolution. The authors review the relevant underpinnings of new neurosurgical techniques, treatments, and conceptual approaches, which are likely to shape clinical neuroscience over the next decade. A critical aspect of this rational approach is to underscore what needs to be done in each field, with the goal of leading to further study, improvements, and the treatments of tomorrow.

Reproduced from Google Book Search. You can find more information about, and preview the book there.

In addition to the concept of translational neurosurgery, the potential for neurodiscovery from surgical procedures is great. The opportunity to study how the brain works with electrodes accurately placed within specific brain structures in the course of neurosurgical treatment is very signficant. Neurofinity is focusing its upcoming research on these opportunities.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2008 22:51 )
 
Centre for Neuromuscular and Neurological Disorders PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 06 June 2008 00:18
Neuromuscular and neurological conditions are a major health problem in the Australian community affecting an estimated one in eight of the population. These disorders include muscular dystrophy, stroke, motor neurone disease, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal injuries, dystonias, inflammatory myopathies, brain tumours, Alzheimer's disease and many more.

The Australian Neuromuscular Research Institute (founded in 1982) became a Centre within the University of Western Australia (UWA) in 1999.

The Centre has seven main groups but numerous disciplines such as Molecular genetics, DNA Technology, Neurobiology, Gene Therapy, Neurology (clinical, functional, interventional etc), Neuropathology, Research Physiotherapy and Molecular Medicine to name a few.

Reproduced from the CNND website.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 19 June 2008 22:47 )
 
The Connectivity and Function of the Human Zona Incerta PDF Print E-mail
Written by Mr. C Lind   
Wednesday, 28 May 2008 11:30

In 2009, the Neurofinity Surgical NeuroDiscovery Group is commencing a scientific study of the caudal zona incerta in clients undergoing posterior subthalamic region deep brain stimulation. Our normal practice is to spend a week performing clinical tests with the brain electrodes externally accessible prior to committing a client to a long-term implanted pulse generator, to ensure adequate response to available stimulation parameters.

Last Updated ( Sunday, 22 June 2008 21:05 )
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