News : 2013 : April

Ricardo Komotar, M.D., demonstrates the laser device he used on patient Thomas Jambeck, center, as Anthony Addesa, M.D., looks on.

UM Neurosurgeon Uses Innovative Laser Technique to Eradicate Brain Tumor

When Thomas Jambeck was diagnosed with brain tumors caused by metastatic melanoma in 2011, the 64-year-old West Palm Beach resident underwent radiation and two surgeries. One tumor responded, but the second doubled in size. That’s when his physicians sent him to the Miller School for what would be a life-changing procedure.

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Eight-year-old Sloan Atkins stands in front of The Miami Project Spinal Cord Injury exhibit, where she made a spinal cord out of licorice and gummy brains.

Fourth Annual Brain Fair at the Miami Science Museum Attracts More Than 3,000 Kids

Another record crowd came out for this year’s Brain Fair at the Miami Science Museum, organized by University of Miami scientists and colleagues from several other institutions. The free science event drew more than 3,000 children of all ages who learned how the brain works through an array of hands-on activities.

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