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NSUR 070Q. Experimental Stroke
Stanford Introductory Dialog. 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.
2 units, Spr (H. Zhao)

NSUR 199. Undergraduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

NSUR 261. Principles and Practice of Stem Cell Engineering
(Same as BIOE 261) 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.
3 units, Aut (K. Deisseroth, T. Palmer) Alternate years. Not offered 2009-10.

NSUR 278A. From Science to Business: Beyond Neurosurgery-Innovation in Neurologic Disease
For medical, business, and engineering students. The process of innovation and company building in the medical field, emphasizing the neurosciences. Overview of neurological diseases; business and regulatory aspects of device and biotech product development. Guest speakers on healthcare entrepreneurship. Venture capital and entrepreneurial mentors guide interdisciplinary student teams in evaluating a solution to an unmet clinical need or a project within a biotech company. May be taken for 2 units without the team project.
2 to 4 units, Win (V. Kallmeyer; G. Steinberg) Alternate years. Not offered 2010-11.

NSUR 278B. Independent Study on Healthcare Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Continuation of NSUR 278A for students wishing to work on actual strategy and implementation of their idea developed in 278A or, more generally, for students who wish to develop a strategic plan for a specific healthcare (drug or device) venture.
2 to 4 units, any quarter (V. Kallmeyer; G. Steinberg)

NSUR 279. Concepts in Drug Delivery and Drug-Device Combinations
Open to all graduate students. Issues relating to drug-device combination products, including review of recently approved products such as cardiac stent), and development, regulatory, and reimbursement issues. Emphasis is on market evaluation, product development, and regulatory strategies. Lecture only for 2 units; project for 4 units.
2 to 4 units Win (V. Kallmeyer) Alternate years. Not offered 2009-10.

NSUR 280. Early Clinical Experience in Neurosurgery
(Enrollment limited to MD and MSM candidates.) Provides an observational experience as formulated by the instructor and student. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 2 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

NSUR 299. Directed Reading in Neurosurgery
Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

NSUR 370. Medical Scholars Research
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.
4 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)

NSUR 399. Graduate Research
Students undertake investigations sponsored by individual faculty members. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.
1 to 18 units, any quarter (Search for instructor in Axess)



 

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