Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Proteomics
Scientific Community
 
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article
  News
Return

Alim-Louis Benabid Honored by U.S. Research Institute

Published: Friday, October 11, 2013
Last Updated: Friday, October 11, 2013
Bookmark and Share
Benabid has received the Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease Research.

CEA-Leti has announced that Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid, chairman of CLINATEC, has been honored by a second major U.S. Parkinson’s disease (PD) organization for his work in treating PD.

Benabid received the Jay Van Andel Award for Outstanding Achievement in Parkinson’s Disease Research at Van Andel Institute’s Grand Challenges in Parkinson’s Disease Symposium in September.

The award recognizes his invention of deep brain stimulation (DBS), a highly specialized method used to treat specific kinds of neurological diseases, including Parkinson’s disease.

“Dr. Benabid has made an incredible contribution to the treatment of Parkinson's disease by developing deep brain stimulation,” said Patrik Brundin, director of the Van Andel Institute’s Center for Neurodegenerative Science.

Brundin continued, “Today over 140,000 advanced Parkinson’s patients have undergone DBS treatment, which essentially changes the ‘electric connections’ in the brain, and they are able to move remarkably much better thanks to Dr. Benabid's invention.”

Benabid, who has received many honors during his career, was awarded the 2013 Robert H. Pritzker Prize for Leadership in Parkinson’s Research from the Michael J. Fox Foundation earlier this year.

“The Van Andel Institute’s research program has a powerful impact on biomedical research in cancer and Parkinson’s disease, with an emphasis on translating scientific research results into clinical applications,” Benabid said. “I am honored to receive this award, and I’m proud to highlight the CLINATEC team’s ongoing work on infrared brain stimulation to improve treatment of PD, and perhaps severe depression, Alzheimer’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome and other neurological conditions.”

Benabid helped found CLINATEC, the multidisciplinary biomedical research center created by Leti, Grenoble University Hospital, INSERM and Joseph Fourier University in 2009.

The center allows medical practitioners, researchers, biologists, and technologists to collaborate on the frontier of health care and micro- and nanoelectronics.

Using a unique biomedical and surgery platform, CLINATEC’s main objective is to accelerate and make safer the translation of technological innovation for treating patients.

Benabid has centered his scientific activity on the approach of neurosurgical pathologies, particularly brain tumors and movement disorders.

From 1989 to 2007, he was head of the Neurosurgery Department at the University Hospital of Grenoble. He currently is a professor emeritus of biophysics at Joseph Fourier University.


Further Information

Join For Free

Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 3,200+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,700+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters


Sign In



Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into TechnologyNetworks.com you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.


Scientific News
ASMS 2016: Targeting Mass Spectrometry Tools for the Masses
The expanding application range of MS in life sciences, food, energy, and health sciences research was highlighted at this year's ASMS meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
New Cancer Drug Target Found in Dual-Function Protein
Findings from a study from TSRI have shown that targeting a protein called GlyRS might help to halt cancer growth.
HIV Structure Stabilized
Findings represent ‘big accomplishment’ in biomedical engineering and design.
New Cancer Drug Target in Dual-Function Protein
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have identified a protein that launches cancer growth and appears to contribute to higher mortality in breast cancer patients.
“Amazing Protein Diversity” Discovered in Maize
The genome of the corn plant – or maize, as it’s called almost everywhere except the US – “is a lot more exciting” than scientists have previously believed. So says the lead scientist in a new effort to analyze and annotate the depth of the plant’s genetic resources.
Proteins in Blood of Heart Disease Patients May Predict Adverse Events
Nine-protein test shown superior to conventional assessments of risk.
Self-Assembling Protein Shell for Drug Delivery
Made-to-order nano-cages open possibilities of shipping cargo into living cells or fashioning small chemical reactors.
Molecular Map Provides Clues To Zinc-Related Diseases
Mapping the molecular structure where medicine goes to work is a crucial step toward drug discovery against deadly diseases.
Nanoprobe Enables Measurement of Protein Dynamics in Living Cells
Mass. General and Harvard researchers use device to measure how anesthetic affects levels of Alzheimer's-associated proteins.
Diagnosing Systemic Infections Quickly, Reliably
Team develop rapid and specific diagnostic assay that could help physicians decide within an hour whether a patient has a systemic infection and should be hospitalized for aggressive intervention therapy.
Scroll Up
Scroll Down
SELECTBIO

SELECTBIO Market Reports
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
 
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
3,200+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,700+ scientific videos
Close
Premium CrownJOIN TECHNOLOGY NETWORKS PREMIUM FOR FREE!