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A Window to the Brain

It is often said that “the eyes are the windows to the soul,” meaning a person’s emotions, and perhaps even their thoughts at times, can be understood by looking into their eyes. For neuro-ophthalmologists, the eyes often act as windows to the brain and nervous system. Find out how UT Health Austin neuro-ophthalmologists treat vision issues linked to neurological conditions.

Latest Research May Lead to Multiple Sclerosis Becoming a Historical Footnote

Studies were published in January 2022 providing the strongest evidence yet for the causes of multiple sclerosis (MS) and the mechanisms by which it attacks the body. We spoke with Ethan Meltzer, MD, a neurologist at UT Health Austin’s Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences to get his opinion about these studies and what they mean for patients and future hope of a cure for MS.

Understanding Speech and Language in the Brain of Patients With Epilepsy

UT Health Austin clinicians and researchers across The University of Texas at Austin are working with patients in the Dell Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children's to better understand how the brain responds to speech and language. This research can help improve outcomes for children who undergo surgery that may affect areas of the brain that play a vital role in processing speech and language.

Eliminating Barriers in Health Care Even When Faced With Unforeseen Challenges

UT Health Austin physicians are making it possible for patients and families to receive the care they need by eliminating barriers in healthcare access. Find out how cross clinic collaboration and care coordination helped a caregiver and her family better care for their mother during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Featured Physician: Dave Clarke, MD

Get to know UT Health Austin epileptologist David Clarke, MD, who serves as the Director of the Dell Children's Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center within UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s. Find out how Dr. Clarke's origin and background influence his approach to caring for children with epilepsy around the world.

UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s Welcomes the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Center

UT Health Austin partners with Dell Children’s Medical Center to establish the Comprehensive Pediatric Epilepsy Program. This level 4 epilepsy center consists of a team of over 20 specialists, each bringing a unique perspective and skillset to ensure the most well-rounded pediatric care.

Neurosciences Sep 24, 2019

Life With MS: One Patient’s Story

Balford was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at age 33 after the sight in his left eye started to suddenly fade along with his sense of taste. It came as a complete shock. But with the help of his care team at UT Health Austin and his community of friends and family, he's been able to stay confident and control his symptoms.

Neurosciences Aug 1, 2019

Care Reaching Beyond the Care Room

UT Health Austin neurologist, Léorah Freeman, MD, PhD, is passionate about community outreach and extending healthcare into the community. In 2017 she created a neuro-inclusive exercise program for multiple sclerosis patients that she has now expanded to the Austin Townlake location.

Neurosciences Nutrition Feb 12, 2018

Dark Chocolate and Your Brain

Once known as the food of the gods, chocolate is more than just a rich flavorful treat, it has long been renowned for its purported medicinal benefits as well. Recent studies have explored the connection between chocolate (more specifically cocoa flavanols, which act as antioxidants) and heart disease, mood, behavior and cognition.