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New data chronicling the long-term effects of deep brain stimulation (DBS) on early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients has found the treatment significantly slows its progression. Researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center suggest, if the results are validated in a large Phase 3 trial currently underway, DBS will become the first therapy clinically proven to slow the progression of thi
The brain is a difficult organ to treat – medications have a variety of side effects and surgery is dangerous and invasive. But now, researchers at the University of Utah have shown how ultrasound can be used to affect specific regions of the brain, and even influence behavior in monkeys.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: University of Rochester, Brain, Brain stimulation, Ultrasound,
Stanford researchers are claiming to have optimized an already FDA-approved form of non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation to better treat those suffering from severe, treatment-resistant depression. A small preliminary study achieved an extraordinary 90 percent remission rate, and larger trials are now underway.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Depression, Transcranial Magnetic St
Early results presented at the American Stroke Association's International Stroke Conference in Los Angeles suggest non-invasive magnetic brain stimulation can enhance brain activity in patients after stroke. It is hoped the device could speed up recovery and promote motor function in stroke survivors.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Strokes, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Brai
From treating depression to curtailing the effects of Parkinson's disease to awakening patients in a vegetative state, stimulating the brain with electrical currents holds all kind of potential. One very promising branch of this research centers on arresting cognitive decline by boosting memory and learning, and a string of recent studies have uncovered its exciting potential in this regar
Deep brain stimulation (DBS), where electrodes are used to deliver mild electric currents to targeted regions of the brain, is showing promise as a treatment for a range of conditions, including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and depression. A new study exploring the lattermost of these has returned "absolutely sensational" results, with the reduction of depressive symptoms being not only fast-a


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