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2013-08-30 23:17:41

Brad Carter's recent brain surgery has given him hope that he will be able to achieve a life-long dream of recording a studio album. Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) August 30, 2013 Millions watched as local musician and actor Brad Carter was required to remain awake during a seven-hour brain surgery at UCLA. Brad played his guitar in the operating room enabling surgeons to position and adjust an electrode being placed into his Thalamus to help control his tremors. A musician most of...

2013-07-11 14:27:56

Deep brain stimulation therapy blocks or modulates electrical signals in the brain to improve symptoms in patients suffering from movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, but a new study suggests that several factors may cause electrical current to vary over time. Led by Michele Tagliati, MD, director of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Movement Disorders Program, the study identified variables that affect impedance – resistance in...

Remarkable Success In Patients With Major Depression
2013-04-09 15:34:35

University of Bonn For the first time, physicians from the Bonn University Hospital have stimulated patients' medial forebrain bundles Researchers from the Bonn University Hospital implanted pacemaker electrodes into the medial forebrain bundle in the brains of patients suffering from major depression with amazing results: In six out of seven patients, symptoms improved both considerably and rapidly. The method of Deep Brain Stimulation had already been tested on various structures...

2012-05-08 09:40:00

Small phase I study suggests 'brain pacemaker' could slow progression of AD A study on a handful of people with suspected mild Alzheimer's disease (AD) suggests that a device that sends continuous electrical impulses to specific "memory" regions of the brain appears to increase neuronal activity. Results of the study using deep brain stimulation, a therapy already used in some patients with Parkinson's disease and depression, may offer hope for at least some with AD, an intractable disease...

2012-04-04 20:52:14

Bonn scientists prove that deep brain stimulation also has long-lasting effects People with severe depression are constantly despondent, lacking in drive, withdrawn and no longer feel joy. Most suffer from anxiety and the desire to take their own life. Approximately one out of every five people in Germany suffers from depression in the course of his/her life — sometimes resulting in suicide. People with depression are frequently treated with psychotherapy and medication. "However,...

2012-03-16 23:02:35

A new book by Sally Hunter, published in February 2012, is entitled You Can´t Keep a Good Man Down: From Parkinson's to a New Life with Deep Brain Stimulation. It shows how a successful bank manager and builder was brought low by Parkinson's Disease, and then regained his life with Deep Brain Stimulation (D.B.S.). Sally´s business in Environmental Writing has done extensive research into both the science and narrative behind these issues. Adelaide, South Australia (PRWEB) March...


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  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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