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Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and University Hospitals neurosurgery researchers receive major NIH grants to study new treatments for Parkinson’s and stroke, and better understanding of glioblastoma

Thursday, November 12, 2015

CLEVELAND -- Researchers from the Department of Neurological Surgery at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine recently received multi-year, multi-million dollar grants from the National Institutes of Health for studies in Parkinson’s disease, stroke, and brain cancer.


Dr. Lerner Discusses 'Super Agers' on ABC News

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

The brains of a select group of elderly people called “SuperAgers” look very different from many of their peers, according to a recently published study. The SuperAgers were picked to be studied because all were over age 80 and had the memory capability of a person 20 to 30 years their junior, according the study recently published in the Journal of Neurology. Dr. Alan Lerner, Director of the Brain Health and Memory Center at UH Case Medical Center, said that a thinner cortex has been associated with cognitive declines so, in theory, a thicker cortex could mean less chance of decline. “[The] thinning of the cortex is emerging as a valuable marker in dementia,” said Lerner, who did not take part in the study. "It would imply that there’s a loss of cells."


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