AANS Neurosurgeon | Volume 26, Number 4, 2017


New Technology Could Deliver Drugs to Brain Injuries

Peptide carries molecules and nanoparticles to acutely damaged areas of the brain 

Most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur as a result of car crashes, falls and violence. The initial TBI cannot be repaired. However, scientists feel they have found a technology that can limit the damaging effects patients could potentially encounter with a TBI. “We have found a sequence of four amino acids, cysteine, alanine, glutamine and lysine (CAQK), that recognizes injured brain tissue,” said Erkki Ruoslahti, MD, PhD, distinguished in SPB’s NCI-Designated Cancer Center and senior author of the study. “This peptide could be used to deliver treatments that limit the extent of damage.” To read more, click here


Winter Clinics for Cranial and Spinal Surgery
Feb. 25, 2018 - Mar. 1, 2018; Snowmass Village, Colo.

69th Southern Neurosurgical Society Annual Meeting
Feb. 28, 2018 - Mar. 3, 2018; San Juan, PR

Second International Brain Mapping Course
April 26-27, 2018; New Orleans

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