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Arcuate Newsletter

The Arcuate, from the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center, provides information on new programs, innovations and our continued efforts to bring the best neurosciences care to the patients of Cook Children's, the state of Texas, and beyond.

Latin for "curved bundle," the arcuate fasciculus is essential to communication, as it connects Wernicke's area (receptive speech) to Broca's area (expressive speech) in the brain. Without it, we could never effectively convey our ideas, accomplishments and plans for the future.

Improving seizure-free outcomes
What would you say if someone told you seizure-free outcomes following epilepsy surgery could be improved by almost 100 percent simply by downloading some free software?

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Only at Cook Children's
Dietary supplement treating rare genetic epilepsy syndrome, investigative trial of fenfluramine, robotic assisted surgery, and improving pediatric stroke care.

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Harnessing the power of magnetic fields to map the brain
Magnetoencephalography, or MEG scan, works by recording brain magnetic fields generated from the electrical signals of neurons communicating with each other in the brain.

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New gene therapies for neuromuscular disease
Cook Children's Clinical Care Center designation from the Muscular Dystrophy Association reaffirms our commitment to excellence in clinical care for our patients with neuromuscular disorders, and represents the continuum of a more than 30-year relationship.

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Celebrating excellence in clinical care
Several of our team members have received local and national recognition for their work and we commend them.

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By the Numbers – 2016
Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center's visits, procedures and surgeries.

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Spotlight on Neuroscience Research
Research is an integral part to any successful program and the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center continues to be a leader in many areas. We currently participate in 28 sponsored and investigator-initiated trials.

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From our directors

It is an honor and privilege for us to lead the Jane and John Justin Neurosciences Center at Cook Children's. Thanks to our outstanding staff and team of innovative neurosciences professionals, we have built one of the most technologically advanced neurosciences centers in the United States. Forging the way as leaders in pediatric deep brain stimulation and epilepsy care, the foundation is set for even greater accomplishments in the future. In this new year, we turn our attention to improving care in pediatric stroke, making epilepsy surgery minimally invasive, and continuing our tradition of innovation through research which benefits all children with neurologic disease. Without the generous support of the Jane and John Justin Foundation and the many donors dedicated to Cook Children's, none of this would be possible. This quarterly newsletter will help communicate what our team has accomplished, what we are currently creating, and where we want to go in the future. As the directors, our doors are always open and we invite everyone to contact us with your ideas, recommendations and support as we continue as a leader in pediatric neurosciences.