Neurology & Neurological Sciences News

Second cohort of CZ Biohub Investigators includes 33 Stanford faculty

Dr. Katrin Andreasson was selected from nearly 700 applicants as a Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator. The Investigator Program, open to faculty members at Stanford University, UC San Francisco, and UC Berkeley, awards $1 million in unrestricted funds over five years to each Investigator, with the goal of building engaged, collaborative communities of Bay Area scientists to undertake creative and innovative research that will help solve the biggest challenges in biomedicine.

Blood from marathoner mice boosts brain function in their couch-potato counterparts

The ANA Q&A: Dr. Kimford J. Meador | Epilepsy

National Academy of Medicine Elects 100 New Members

New ways to prevent — or even reverse — dementia, paralysis and blindness

Opening stroke’s window

Can major surgery increase risk for Alzheimer’s disease?

Neuroscientist Michelle Monje awarded MacArthur 'genius grant'

How Tri-Valley hospital helps patients survive stroke

Stanford’s Rhiju Das, Michelle Monje and Kristy Red-Horse announced as Howard Hughes investigators

Stanford University researchers who study three-dimensional structures of biological molecules, aggressive brain cancers and how to heal diseased hearts are among 33 scientists from 21 institutions announced as new Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The Stanford faculty members are Kristy Red-Horse, associate professor of biology at the School of Humanities and SciencesRhiju Das, associate professor of biochemistry, and Michelle Monje, associate professor of neurology.

Neurology Postdocs Recognized with Stanford Postdoc JEDI Champion Awards

Chinyere Iweka, Faculty Mentor: Katrin Andreasson
Brielle Ferguson, Faculty Mentor: John Huguenard

Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center renamed for Asad Jamal, Iqbal Farrukh

Dunlevie Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education

Congratulations to Paul Graham Fisher, MD, Professor of Neurology & Neurological Sciences for his reappointment to another 5 year term as Dunlevie Family University Fellow in Undergraduate Education. Fisher teaches the popular undergraduate classes “Cancer Epidemiology” and “The Human Organism” in Human Biology.  He was the Bing Director of Human Biology from 2012 through 2019.

Association of Short and Long Sleep Duration With Amyloid-β Burden and Cognition in Aging

Understanding the risks of seizure-stopping drugs in pregnancy

Stanford researchers find signs of inflammation in brains of people who died of COVID-19

Kelley M. Skeff GME Professionalism Award

Congratulations, Nick Murray, MD for winning the inaugural Kelley M. Skeff GME Professionalism Award! This award, named in honor of Dr. Kelley Skeff (prior Stanford internal medicine residency program director and internationally known leader in education), recognizes high levels of excellence and compassion in professional behavior through collaborative work with colleagues, faculty and staff from across the institution. Congrats, Dr. Murray!

Oscar Salvatierra Award

Congratulations to Jeffrey Dunn, MD, inaugural award winner of the Oscar Salvatierra Award for Exceptional Service to Stanford medical students and the Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn built the Neurology clerkship into a model of national excellence and the highest rated clerkship in the SOM for more than a decade, inspiring more than a thousand medical students during his tenure.

Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship

Congratulations to Reena Thomas, MD, PhD for receiving the Stanford Award for Excellence in Promotion of Diversity and Societal Citizenship. This award was established to recognize individuals that have made significant contributions to the promotion of the principles of diversity and societal citizenship at the Stanford School of Medicine. 

Robert Cowan, MD, on Sex and Race Disparities in Migraine Patients

Living a Whole Life With Half a Brain

Patient and Clinician Perspectives of New and Return Ambulatory Teleneurology Visits

Reassuring News for Women Taking Epilepsy Meds While Pregnant

Link found between cannabis and rebound headaches after migraine

Study reveals immune driver of brain aging

First Diversity Week at Stanford Medicine tackles tough topics in medical education, health care

Falling Walls Award Winner: Breaking the Wall of Brain Cancer

Administration of Dexamethasone for Bacterial Meningitis: An Unreliable Quality Measure

What to Do About Racism in Medicine? These Diversity Leaders in Neurology Chart a Course with Faculty

Researchers pinpoint brain circuitry underlying dissociative experiences

What we can learn from COVID-19 in kids

Neurologists at Stanford’s ValleyCare tackle COVID-19 using telemedicine and a passion for patient care

Stanford postdoc helps create Black in Neuro Week

Why the blood-brain barrier is really a filter, and what this means for the aging brain

These 5 numbers tell you everything you need to know about racial disparities in health care

Lessons Learned from the Rapid Launch of Video Visits

Some COVID-19 patients aren't getting better. Major medical centers are trying to figure out how to help.

National Institute on Aging awards $15 million to Stanford’s Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Negative Thinking Can Harm Your Brain and Increase Your Dementia Risk


Fewer stroke patients are coming to hospitals because of the coronavirus pandemic


Neurologist: The brain is complicated, largely unknown

15 Stanford faculty members elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Keeping Communication a Priority during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Longevity Gene May Protect against a Notorious Alzheimer’s Risk Gene

Exercise restores youthful properties to muscle stem cells of old mice

New brain implant device could record activity in thousands of neurons

Stanford community gathers resources in support of COVID-19 testing

Old human cells rejuvenated with stem cell technology

Residents are still mastering medicine. But can they fix health care problems too?

Neurology care at Stanford inspired patient to return as a nurse

Eponyms are here to stay

Suspicion: Why are virus-targeting immune cells sniffing around Alzheimer’s patients’ brains?

Think fast: 5 things you can do to improve your memory right now

Blood protein signatures change across lifespan

Epileptic High-Frequency Oscillations Disrupt Cognition in Human Brain

Stanford scientists reliably predict people’s age by measuring proteins in blood

Digital health trial uses AI for better epilepsy treatment decisions

Scientists find promising drug combination against lethal childhood brain cancers

Stanford neuro-oncologist Michelle Monje teamed up with Craig Thomas at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Kathy Warren from NCI (now at DFCI) to perform high-throughput drug screening of patient-derived cultures of diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, the leading cause of brain tumor-related death in children. The study, led by MD PhD student and future neurologist Grant L. Lin, uncovered a promising two-drug combination that shows benefit in preclinical studies and will advance to clinical trial soon. The mechanism of drug-drug synergy was determined to be metabolic collapse, highlighting a key avenue for future strategies in this lethal childhood brain cancer. Stanford neurologist Kati Andreasson’s lab contributed importantly to the metabolic mechanistic studies. Full Story

Think You’re at Risk of Dementia? Here’s What You Should Know

Stanford neurology joins new ‘team science’ complex for brain research and molecular discovery

ROSA(tm) and Minimally Invasive Brain Surgery May Cure Epilepsy

Study aims to learn more about silent infarction, cognitive decline linked to silent stroke

Study shows why even well-controlled epilepsy can disrupt thinking

Jin Hyung Lee receives 2019 NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Stanford Stroke Center beats national stroke treatment times

Vascular Dementia Treatment: How Lifestyle Changes Are Key to Prevention

Brain tumors form synapses with healthy neurons, Stanford-led study finds

Project BIG: The Stanford Brain Immune Gut Initiative

Understanding Barriers to Effective Goals of Care Discussions

Alzheimer’s Prevention and Preparedness Task Force Appointments Announced

Drugs for Parkinson’s, Depression Can Raise Dementia Risk By 50%

Stanford Program Takes 3-Pronged Approach to Burnout: Education, Mentorship, and Community-Building

New hope for treating childhood brain cancer

Scientists shrink stroke damage in mice by calming immune cells outside brain

Spirit, Inspiring Change award winners announced

New Stanford Hospital nearing completion

Blocking protein curbs memory loss in old mice

Time: The huge game changer for treatment of stroke, a podcast

Breadth of student research showcased at annual symposium

Variability in Prion Disease–Related Safety Policies

Stanford, Georgia Tech researchers build a glove to treat symptoms of stroke

Blocking protein’s activity restores cognition in old mice

What Is REM Sleep Behavior Disorder?

Stanford Radio: Cancer therapy's impact on cognitive function

Want to Become a Full-Time Neurohospitalist? Where the Training Opportunities Are Available

Immune profile two days after stroke predicts dementia a year later

What It’s Like to Be So Sleep Deprived That You Hallucinate

Helping a child's brain to heal

Capturing the brain’s learning and recall motor in silicon

Sleep and Circadian Alterations in Parkinson's: Understanding the Source for Smarter Treatment

‘Chemo brain’ caused by malfunction in three types of brain cells

Is zinc the link to how we think? Some evidence, and a word of warning

5 Questions: What parents should know about poliolike illness

When It Matters Most: Bicyclist Finds New "Roads" to Conquer After Traumatic Brain Injury

Tony Wyss-Coray Honored by Time Magazine

New Institute Series Highlights Experiences of Faculty Researchers

With significant philanthropic investments, Stanford makes major leap forward in the neurosciences

“Mitotic catastrophe” describes how aged muscle stem cells die, and provides clues to keeping them healthy

Michelle Monje receives 2018 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award

A chance encounter between a Packard Children’s NICU nurse and her former patient

Scientists engineer way to prevent immune response to gene therapy in mice

5 Questions: Robert Fisher on deep-brain stimulation for drug-resistant epilepsy

Nicotine mimics may have therapeutic effect on inflammatory diseases

Parkinson’s patients and researchers exchange stories through initiative created by Stanford PhD student

Teens shouldn’t use medical marijuana, but the plant’s active compounds have select uses, debaters agree

Medical students showcase research accomplishments

Resident/Fellow Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Symposium

New Survey Reveals Gaps in Institutional Prion Safety Policy

Mom’s fundraising helps advance research into deadly brain tumor

Doctors use robotic assistant to detect source of girl’s seizures

Altered immune cells clear childhood brain tumor in mice

Now Seizure Free, Gracin Gets Her Words Back

Stanford announces new Lewy Body Dementia (LBD) Research Center of Excellence

Stanford researchers listen for silent seizures with "brain stethoscope" that turns brain waves into sound

Recovering from stroke

Clearing clumps of protein in aging neural stem cells boosts their activity

Technology Developed at Stanford Allows for Treatment up to 24 Hours After Stroke

Clinical trial finds blood-plasma infusions for Alzheimer’s safe, promising

A look into the causes of epilepsy with a Stanford neuroscientist

Stanford-led clinical trial shows broader benefits of acute-stroke therapy