Hope for patients with brain and spine conditions
We have deep expertise and focus at HealthPartners clinics and hospitals in this research area. Our neuroscience research team members have subspecialty training in a wide range of areas, including:
- General neurology
- Huntington’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis
- Neurocritical care
- Neuro-infectious disease
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Parkinson’s disease
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
Many patients, families and clinicians struggle with how to manage brain and spine conditions with limited or no traditional medical treatments or interventions. We provide access to neuroscience clinical trials and are currently enrolling participants.
Research teams conducting clinical trials and other clinical research are a part of the Struthers Parkinson’s Center (designated a National Parkinson Foundation Center of Excellence) and the Center for Memory and Aging.
We conduct research to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of brain and spine disorders. Our research spans the spectrum of brain and spine, but we have a focus on memory loss, dementia and growing programs in stroke, Parkinson’s disease and spinal cord injury.
We are improving treatment, care and care delivery for patients with Parkinson’s disease and related disorders. Our neuroscience research focuses on falls, cognition and patient-centered care. We are improving care delivery throughout the natural evolution of Parkinson’s disease and using electronic medical records to optimize care delivery.
Intranasal drug delivery
We found that drugs given through the nose can travel directly to the brain through the brain cells responsible for the sense of smell. This drastically changed the way we can treat all brain and spine disorders, allowing us to non-invasively give nerve growth proteins, peptides and therapeutic cells. Our work was featured in a Minneapolis Star Tribune article.