Neurology is one of the most exciting areas of medicine because so much new is being discovered every day about the brain, how it works, and what happens when it does not work (and what to do about it).
The Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center is proud to be at the forefront of this revolution. We have distinguished
brain research laboratories and clinical research programs in each of the major areas of neurology.
Noradrenergic neurons of the locus coeruleus in humans are heavily innervated by orexin-containing nerve terminals (photo courtesy of
Dr. Thomas Scammell). Loss of this innervation is just one of many effects of the disease, narcolepsy.