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Dr. Kaplitt Discusses Gene Therapy for Parkinson's Disease on CBS This Morning

Dr. Kaplitt appeared on CBS This Morning to discuss exciting results reported regarding gene therapy for Parkinson's disease. Dr. Kaplitt, who pioneered testing gene therapy for Parkinson's disease, talks about how gratifying it is to see real-world results emerge from his initial testing.

Dr. Schwartz Brings Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery to China

Theodore H. Schwartz, MD, director of the Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery Program at the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center, recently spent four days in Shanghai, helping Chinese neurosurgeons develop their skills in minimally invasive endoscopic surgery.

Brainstorm: A comeback after Chiari surgery

In the spring 2012 issue of Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Jeffrey Greenfield talks about his patient Connor Ventura, and about diagnosing, treating, and seeking new options for Chiari malformation.

Milestone Clinical Trial for DIPG Approved

Dr. Mark Souweidane, Director of Pediatric Neurological Surgery, has received FDA approval for a clinical trial for young patients diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG).

Dr. Theodore Schwartz Publishes Results of Promising Epilepsy Research

Nearly a third of all epilepsy patients do not respond to conventional drug treatments, and only a fraction of those are candidates for surgical solutions. New research published in the journal Neurotherapeutics holds promise for an alternative approach. Dr. Theodore Schwartz of the Weill Cornell Brain and Spine Center collaborated with Dr. Stewart Anderson from the Department of Psychiatry in a newly released study that shows how brain cell transplants stopped seizures in a rat model.

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