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NSUR 70Q. Experimental Stroke. 2 Units.

Preference to sophomores. How stroke is studied in the laboratory; advances in stroke research over the last two decades; and future directions. Topics include: cellular and molecular mechanisms of neuronal death and survival in the brain after stroke, including necrosis, apoptosis, inflammation, and cell signaling pathways; experimental tools for stroke treatment, such as gene therapy, cell therapy, hypothermia, preconditioning, postconditioning, and other pharmacological treatments; the gap and barrier between laboratory research and clinical translation.

NSUR 199. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Unit.

Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

NSUR 200SI. Narratives in Neurosurgery. 1 Unit.

Introduces medical, non-medical graduate and undergraduate students to careers in neurosurgery. Focuses on a progressive walk through the educational milestones of a neurosurgical career, starting with perspectives of 4th year medical students and working up to day-to-day functions and lifestyles of senior neurosurgical faculty. Additional topics covered include: global health neurosurgery, private practice neurosurgery, and academic neurosurgery.

NSUR 261. Principles and Practice of Stem Cell Engineering. 3 Units.

Quantitative models used to characterize incorporation of new cells into existing tissues emphasizing pluripotent cells such as embryonic and neural stem cells. Molecular methods to control stem cell decisions to self-renew, differentiate, die, or become quiescent. Practical, industrial, and ethical aspects of stem cell technology application. Final projects: team-reviewed grants and business proposals.
Same as: BIOE 261

NSUR 280. Early Clinical Experience in Neurosurgery. 1-2 Unit.

Provides an observational experience as formulated by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

NSUR 287. Brain Machine Interfaces - Theory and Technology Course Information. 1-3 Unit.

(Same as MCP 287) There is a growing number of methods to interact with the living nervous system. This seminar will review methods, principal results, and ideas for designing devices that either act on or read out data from the nervous system. A principal objective of designing these devices is to use them for sensory prosthetics (retinal implants and motor control units), and also for reducing the symptoms of different diseases (Parkinsons, Depression, Epilepsy). We will consider a wide variety of applications, but our emphasis will be on electronic devices that either stimulate or read-out from the human brain.
Same as: PSYCH 287

NSUR 299. Directed Reading in Neurosurgery. 1-18 Unit.

Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

NSUR 370. Medical Scholars Research. 4-18 Units.

Provides an opportunity for student and faculty interaction, as well as academic credit and financial support, to medical students who undertake original research. Enrollment is limited to students with approved projects.

NSUR 399. Graduate Research. 1-18 Unit.

Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.