Scientists and musicians are joining forces as part of the Sound Health Initiative, a partnership between the National Institutes of Health and the Kennedy Center, to study exactly how music affects the brain.... Read MoreNeurology
Department of Neurology
The Department of Neurology at the University of Utah is committed to ending neurological disease through specialized patient care, innovative research, and the education of tomorrow's physicians. Our department provides comprehensive primary and tertiary neurologic care, as well as both inpatient and outpatient neurologic consultation.
In the Intensive Care Unit doctors and nurses must make decisions that involve integration of massive amounts of data that is constantly changing. To cope with all this data they rely on monitors that beep and buzz alerting medical staff when a patient needs attention. At the University of Utah Hospital, bedside monitoring is being taken to a whole new level thanks to groundbreaking new software.... Read MoreNeurology
90 to 95 percent of ALS cases are “sporadic”, meaning these patients had no clear family history of the condition, and therefore no indication that they were at risk. A new study by investigators at University of Utah health shows that approximately one-fifth of these cases do have signs of a genetic predisposition toward the disease: these patients carry detrimental mutations associated with the familial form of ALS.... Read MoreNeurology
Scientists report a significant step toward combatting two degenerative brain diseases that chip away at an individual’s ability to move, and think. A targeted therapy developed by scientists at University of Utah Health slows the progression of a condition in mice that mimics a rare disease called ataxia. In a parallel collaborative study, led by researchers at Stanford University, a nearly identical treatment improves the health of mice that model Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), commonly called Lou Gehrig’s disease. ... Read MoreNeurology
Highlighted in Nature, Julie R. Korenberg, PhD, MD and colleagues discuss their work on mapping the limbic system in macaques. ... Read MoreNeurology
Check out what our Adult Neurology Residents have been up to! ... Read MoreNeurology