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McCain Recovery: How Long will it Take?
"In general, it may take anywhere from 2 - 6 weeks for a person to recover from an intracranial operation," said Daniel Barrow, professor and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. 

Immune Cells Deliver Cancer Drugs to the Brain
Emory neuro-oncologist Erwin Van Meir discusses a mouse study that harnessed neutrophils, a critical player in the innate immune response, as a way to deliver drugs to kill residual cancer cells.

Stem Cell Study Offers Hope for ALS
An experimental study by Emory University Neurosurgeon and Associate Professor Nick Boulis is injecting stem cells directly into ALS patients' spines.

Gustavo Pradilla Honored During 2017 Doctor's Day
Gustavo Pradilla, MD, was honored by the Emory School of Medicine Recognitions Committee for 2017 Doctor’s Day

Andrew Reisner Receives Chair of CHOA Neurotrauma
Andrew Reisner, MD, an Assistant Professor with the Department of Neurosurgery and Pediatric Neurosurgeron with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta (CHOA), received the newly named Chair for Neurotrauma at CHOA.

Krishanthan Vigneswaran Awarded NREF Grant
Neurosurgery resident Krishanthan Vigneswaran, MD, was awarded a $40,000 Research Fellowship Grant from the Neurosurgery Research & Education Foundation.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is First in Georgia to Offer Advanced Brain Radiosurgery
Winship Cancer Institute at Emory Saint Joseph’s is the first in the state to provide minimally invasive radiation treatment of brain tumors and other neurological disorders with Gamma Knife® Icon.