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2009-10-27 16:27:45

Deep brain stimulation may be a safe and effective treatment for Tourette syndrome, according to research published in the October 27, 2009, print issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

2009-04-17 11:35:00

A research team lead by Karl Deisseroth in the bioengineering department at Stanford University has developed a technique to systematically characterize disease circuits in the brain.

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2009-04-17 08:14:23

A research team lead by Karl Deisseroth in the bioengineering department at Stanford University has developed a technique to systematically characterize disease circuits in the brain.

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2009-02-04 07:05:00

Scientists are stimulating the brain to find new ways of treating Parkinson’s disease; a disease who symptoms include tremors, difficulty moving, and poor balance.

2009-01-19 12:13:00

Researchers in Alabama say electronic deep brain stimulation is effective in both older and younger people who have Parkinson's disease. Researchers at the University of Alabama in Birmingham spent six years studying 255 Parkinson's patients, including older patients who had previously been excluded from such research, The Birmingham (Ala.) News reported Monday. Implanting electrodes to stimulate the brain proved significant for a wide range of patients who no longer responded well to...

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2009-01-07 15:44:56

Researchers said on Tuesday that deep brain stimulation dramatically improves Parkinson's disease symptoms such as trembling and slowness of movement, offering hope to many with the incurable ailment.

2009-01-07 08:33:45

Deep brain stimulation to help reduce tremors and other symptoms in people with Parkinson's disease has some serious side effects, a U.S. study finds. These include infection at the surgical site and cognitive decline, the study of 225 advanced Parkinson's patients at seven U.S.

2008-11-17 09:45:11

A brain procedure that has been used to treat Parkinson’s disease patients since the 1980s also shows promise for patients with severe Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

2008-10-14 09:00:45

Northstar Neuroscience, Inc. (NASDAQ: NSTR) today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted conditional approval of a second clinical study of its Renova(TM) Cortical Stimulation System for the treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD).

2008-06-26 12:03:20

By Christopher Snowbeck, Pioneer Press, St. Paul, Minn. Jun. 26--csnowbeck@pioneerpress.com St. Jude Medical announced this morning the first patient implants in a study to see whether a brain pacemaker device can help people with a severe form of depression.


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