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Parkinson’s

DBS Treatment May Slow Tremor Progression in Early-Stage Parkinson’s Patients

Analysis of data from a clinical trial conducted at Vanderbilt suggests that deep brain stimulation (DBS) administered to patients with very early-stage Parkinson’s disease...
Tourette syndrome

Deep Brain Stimulation Shows Promise for Select Tourette Patients in New...

University of Florida neuroscientists are leading a multinational effort to track outcomes for patients with Tourette syndrome who undergo deep brain stimulation surgery, an...
human amygdala

Direct Amygdala Stimulation Can Enhance Human Memory

Direct electrical stimulation of the human amygdala, a region of the brain known to regulate memory and emotional behaviors, can enhance next-day recognition of...
Parkinson's

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Parkinson’s Patients Regain Independence

"Knowing a patient before they've had DBS and after is often like knowing a completely different person," says Yale Medicine movement disorders neurologist Amar...
deep brain stimulation

Neuroscientists Call for Use of Ultra-High Field MRI in Deep Brain...

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a stereotaxic neurosurgical procedure for a number of neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders including Parkinson’s disease, essential tremor, Tourette’s syndrome,...
brain cells

A Neurosurgeon and an Engineer Walk into a Lab …

Steve Schiff has the soothing voice and gentle manner of someone who has spent a large part of his career dealing with children, and...
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...
child body measurements, tardive dyskinesia, anesthesia, morality, diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, 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...