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June 20, 2020

When a Good Protein Goes Bad: Cdk5’s Role in Neurodegenerative Disease

by Venkata Yenugonda

Neurodegenerative disease is a broad term for a range of conditions which mostly affect neurons in the human brain. Currently, 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease; 1 million from Parkinson's disease; and 30,000 from Huntington's disease.

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April 8, 2019

Biopsy-Free Analysis of Brain Cancer

by Achal S. Achrol

A recently published paper by Pacific Neuroscience Institute researchers suggests a promising new approach for a biopsy-free method to identify primary brain tumor genetics for personalized treatment options.

March 19, 2019

Nanoparticles as a Next-Generation Drug Delivery In Cancer Treatment

by Guest Author

Nanotechnology is a compelling new drug delivery method in oncology where nanoparticles are engineered to target therapeutics to kill cancer. Find out more in Dr. Venkata Yenugonda's review article in the March 2019 issue International Journal of Nanomedicine.

pregnant woman speaking with her doctor
September 24, 2018

Pregnancy Could Be Linked to Onset of Cushing’s Symptoms, Retrospective Study Suggests

by Guest Author

More than 25 percent of women with Cushing’s disease experienced their first symptoms within one year of giving birth, a small study by researchers at Pacific Neuroscience Institute found.

craniopharyngioma surgery
Safety and Success in Endoscopic Pituitary Surgery
Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery diagram
May 29, 2018

Keeping Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Meningitis at Bay

by Daniel F. Kelly

Keeping Cerebrospinal Fluid Leaks and Meningitis at Bay. Defining the optimal exit strategy in pituitary and skull base tumor surgery, PNI authors have published a landmark article in the May 2018 issue of Journal of Neurosurgery. Leading the way in the field of minimally invasive surgery, PNI’s expert team reported on intraoperative repair of skull base defects and prevention of post-operative CSF leaks and meningitis in over 500 patients with pituitary tumors and skull base tumors.

Transfalcine Approach illustration
December 8, 2017

An Illustration of Brain Surgery

by Garni Barkhoudarian

Read Pacific Neuroscience Institute's latest article about gravity-assisted brain surgery published in the December 2017 issue of Operative Neurosurgery. Cover artwork for the journal created by medical illustrator Josh Emerson.

Last updated: December 15th, 2017