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Jeff Elias, MD, pioneered the use of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, essential tremor.
Focused Ultrasound for Parkinson’s Tremor

A few years ago, our Dr. Jeff Elias conducted the first test of focused ultrasound for the treatment of the most common movement disorder, a condition called essential tremor. A trial participant went into an MRI machine with a hand that shook so violently he couldn't feed himself cereal. When…

Bradford Worrall, MD, is advancing our understanding of stroke.
A Fulbright to Light the Way to Better Stroke Care

Congratulations to our Bradford Worrall, MD, for receiving a prestigious Fulbright American Distinguished Chair Award for 2017. The award will let Dr. Worrall, a neurologist, work at the University of Newcastle in Australia to improve the stroke tools available to doctors and researchers. “The essential question is, 'What kind of…

Dan Cox, PhD, is testing a new approach to managing type 2 diabetes, one that doesn't require counting calories.
Managing Diabetes Without Dieting

If you develop type 2 diabetes, you're likely to be told to lose weight. That's the usual prescription, because losing those extra pounds can improve insulin sensitivity. But for some folks, including our Dan Cox, PhD, that can seem impossible. Dr. Cox knew it wasn't going to happen for him,…

Bill Petri
Antibiotics Make You Susceptible to Illness

Antibiotics are one of the most important items in the doctor's medical bag. They're vital for beating back potentially deadly infections. But they can also make you susceptible to disease, new research from our Bill Petri suggests. Petri and colleagues, including Koji Watanabe, found that antibiotic use interfered with an…

Michael McConnell, PhD
A Condition So Rare It Has No Name

A local group, the Bow Foundation, has donated $50,000 to help our Michael McConnell, PhD, research a genetic disorder so rare it has no common name. That's the news hook, anyway. The condition actually may not be that rare. It's just not well studied. Once researchers start investigating, it may…