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Research in Neurosurgery in Canada

Research opportunities for students studying Neurosurgery.

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Neurosurgery Research Areas and Disciplines

Neurosurgery is one of the most research-intensive medical specialties, with major research programs in neural transplantation, stem cell research, neuronal survival, and motor control.

Brain tumor research mainly focuses on successful excision of the entire tumor, and the various techniques that can accomplish this. There is also work into developing drugs to eliminate tumors which cannot be surgically excised. A new technique called radiosurgery uses gamma rays to destroy tumors without surgical intervention. This technique is constantly being refined and adapted.

Advances in technology are another hot research topic. Computer assisted imaging such as CT, MRI, and PET are undergoing constant improvement in terms of resolution and aiding to pinpoint areas for surgical intervention. The use of robotics in neurosurgery is gaining ground, and research into improving their dexterity and accuracy is ongoing.

Pure research into the biochemical and molecular basis of neurological diseases is also continuing. This can include the manifestation of tumors and the causes of degeneration of various neurological structures such as ganglia and myelin. Gene therapy and stem cells are being explored as possible avenues to treat disorders such as Parkinson's disease, brain tumors, stroke, and spinal trauma.

New drugs for all types of neurological diseases are also being studied in clinical trials. This includes drugs to actually treat diseases that cannot be treated surgically, and also drugs to aid in post-surgery recovery.

Study and Work in Neurosurgery in Canada

Study Neurosurgery in Canada
What is Neurosurgery? Discover similiar and related programs and universities in Canada offering Neurosurgery degrees.

Graduate Neurosurgery Admission Requirements
The prerequisites required to become accepted to a graduate and/or postgraduate PhD program in Neurosurgery.

What Neurosurgery Students Learn
Topics, subjects and concepts that are covered and overall approach or focus taken for studying Neurosurgery.

Career and Employment Opportunities in Neurosurgery
Professions, occupations and careers available to graduates in Neurosurgery and links to relevant employment resources.

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