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An International Center for Neurology and Neurosurgery
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The Barrow Connection and Arizona Disabled Sports took to the slopes of Snowbowl for a few days of adapted skiing! The Barrow Connection outreach program provides recreation for people with physical and neurological disabilities.
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Barrow scientists who study nicotinic acetylcholine receptors in the brain have for the first time demonstrated a specific interaction that can alter the function of these receptors. This finding could have important ramifications for a wide array of cholinergic functions. Cholinergic signaling has been associated with mood disorders, learning and memory problems, drug addiction, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease. Learn more about this study here:

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After suffering multiple concussions, daredevil Joe Ringling sought treatment at the Barrow Concussion and Brain Injury Center. He consulted with sports neurologist Dr. Glynnis Zieman and decided to stop seeking thrills and start seeking birdies. He’s taken up golf, where a concussion is as rare as a hole-in-one. Read Joe's story here.

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Barrow and IBM Watson's discovery has made The ALS Association's list of the biggest advances in ALS research in 2016! With help from the supercomputer, Barrow scientists identified five genes associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis that have never before been linked to the disease.

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The Alzheimer's Program at Barrow has nearly 20 studies related to Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. They range from prevention, to imaging research, to drug therapies for different types and stages of dementia. Learn more about these studies and how you or someone you know can participate.

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What started as a small group in 2007 with few Spanish education classes and support groups has grown into a comprehensive and far-reaching program with a presence in 16 countries on three continents. Learn more about this one-of-a-kind program developed by the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow!

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Dewaine Snider, of North Pole, Alaska, was unable to play his mandolin for about 11 years. It was one of many activities that had become challenging since the onset of his Parkinson’s disease. He traveled to Phoenix to undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery, which he says has given him a new lease on life. Read Dewaine's story here!

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In collaboration with IBM Watson Health, Barrow researchers have identified five genes associated with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) that have never before been linked to the disease. Watson, a form of artificial intelligence, became known in 2011 when it defeated human contestants in Jeopardy.

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November is National Alzheimer's Disease Awareness Month, but it's also National Family Caregivers Month. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, 15.5 million people provided an estimated 17.7 billion hours of unpaid care for people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias in 2013. Learn more about how you can help a loved one who has been diagnosed with or is showing signs of this disease.
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