Following a brain-injuring bump or blow to the head, brain cells and blood vessels typically swell. This can lead to a potentially life-threatening increase in pressure inside the skull, and managing swelling is critical for patients with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). But researchers at University of Utah Health have discovered that swelling may also be important for protecting the brain.... Read MoreNeurology
The Headache Physiology Lab’s mission is to understand the mechanisms of migraine and post-traumatic headache. These related disorders are commonly understood as ‘only’ headaches, but they are much more, involving disruptions in all the senses, activation of stress responses, and for many patients – a transition to a chronic pain state.
On a scientific level, we approach migraine and post-traumatic headache as systems neuroscience problems. Our core hypothesis is that these disorders are manifestations of dysfunctional network plasticity.
We use a variety of techniques including:
- Optical intrinsic signal imaging,
- two-photon microscopy,
- and electrophysiology.
- We also perform focused physiological research on migraine patients.
Jennifer Majersik, MD, Division Chief of Vascular Neurology at University of Utah Health, will be serving as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair for Health for six months at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute in Newcastle, Australia beginning January, 2021. ... Read MoreNeurology
Check out what our Adult Neurology Residents have been up to! ... Read MoreNeurology
Faculty publications, awards, and research grants for 2015... Read MoreNeurology
Dr. Dustin Hammers discusses his study on the link between air pollution and decreased cognitive function... Read MoreNeurology
The Utah Parkinson Disease Registry (UPDR.org) was launched last week in an effort to understand an apparent rise in PD by 30 percent over the last ten years in Utah, and to uncover causes of the disease. ... Read MoreNeurology