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Transverse myelitis: When inflammation damages the spinal cord ‘wiring’

Transverse myelitis (spinal cord inflammation) damages the “wires” that carry brain-to-muscle messages, causing lost mobility. Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., is an internationally recognized expert in treating the rare autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system.

Stiff person syndrome: Celine Dion’s diagnosis highlights rare condition

Stiff person syndrome is a rare condition that causes severe muscle stiffness and spasms. Steven Vernino, M.D., Ph.D., explains symptoms and treatment for the neurological and autoimmune disease.

Multiple sclerosis spotlight: Early diagnosis, better treatments, and hope for MS-free future

Celebrity diagnoses have thrust multiple sclerosis (MS) into the spotlight. Learn how this neurological disease starts, spreads – and can be stopped with new treatments.

'It's like they flipped a switch': How HIFU relieved man's tremor after 50 years

UT Southwestern is the first center in Texas to offer High Intensity Focused Ultrasound to treat essential tremors and other neurological conditions. Patient Jimmy Hiner said the new technology helped relieve his tremor, which had been with him for about 50 years.

Taking aim at tau to develop Alzheimer's breakthroughs

At UT Southwestern, physician-scientists at the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute have been hard at work trying to unravel the brain’s biggest mysteries. Dr. Marc Diamond and his lab are making significant progress studying the tau protein and uncovering the fundamental roots of Alzheimer’s in hopes of developing an effective treatment for the disease.