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movement disordervideo

Brain Signals Deliver First Targeted Treatment for World’s Most Common Movement...

Essential tremor is the world’s most common movement disorder, affecting an estimated 7 million people in the U.S. alone. The hallmark of this disease...
anxiety

Deep Brain Stimulation Could Be an Alternative Treatment for Anxiety

Experiments with rats performed at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) in Santos (on the coast of São Paulo State, Brazil) suggest that...
blood plasma

Better and Cheaper Healthcare with Dry Blood Samples

Stored blood samples are of utmost importance for finding disease markers that can be used for early detection of diseases, when they are still...
neurons

Scientists Train Neurons in Research on Memory

Are laboratory-grown neurons capable of learning? Experiments conducted at George Mason University (GMU) in the United States suggest they are. The neurons are “trained” by...
neurodegenerative diseases, heart attack, depression, Kidney disease

Revised Surgical Targeting Improves Results of Deep Brain Stimulation for Depression

A study published in Molecular Psychiatry finds that using an advanced imaging technique called Diffusion Tractography Imaging helps researchers find the exact target in...
high blood pressure

Brain Stimulation Raises Hopes for Patients with Drug-resistant High Blood Pressure

The case led by North Bristol NHS Trust neurosurgeon Mr Nik Patel working alongside researchers at the University of Bristol and University Hospitals Bristol...
Parkinson’s

A New Brain Mapping Technique Reveals Circuitry of Parkinson’s Disease Tremors

If a piece of electronics isn’t working, troubleshooting the problem often involves probing the flow of electricity through the various components of the circuit...