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UK Scientific Group To Study Ethics Of Neurotechnologies
2012-03-01 14:43:37

The same technology currently used to help stimulate parts of the brain and help stroke, dementia, and depression patients could be adapted to create weapons that can be fired with a single thought and other non-medical purposes, leading a prominent group of British scientists to open an investigation into the ethical, social, and legal issues surrounding what they refer to as "novel neurotechnologies." One type of this technology, known as deep brain stimulation (DBS), is currently used...

Brain Stimulation Could Boost Memory In Alzheimer's Patients
2012-02-10 05:10:41

Neuroscientists at UCLA have found a way to help improve a human's memory by stimulating a part of the brain. The research, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to a new method for boosting memory in Alzheimer's patients. The team focused on a brain site known as the entorhinal cortex during their study, which is an area considered to be the doorway to an area that helps form and store memories. "The entorhinal cortex is the golden gate to the brain's memory...

2012-01-17 06:20:59

By Lara Parr, Ivanhoe Health Correspondent (Ivanhoe Newswire)- Those suffering from Parkinson's disease have hope for improved quality of life according to results from St. Jude Medical, Inc. which showed that patients treated with deep brain stimulation (DBS) experienced better motor function. DBS involves implanting a device into the brain that acts as a neurostimulator. It delivers electrical stimulation to specific areas in the brain that control movement and blocks abnormal nerve...

2012-01-11 13:59:47

Researchers from the University of Florida and 14 additional medical centers reported results today in the online version of The Lancet Neurology journal indicating that deep brain stimulation – also known as DBS – is effective at improving motor symptoms and quality of life in patients with advanced Parkinson's disease. The study, sponsored by St. Jude Medical Inc., tested the safety and effectiveness of a constant current DBS device developed by St. Jude Medical to manage the...

2012-01-06 06:12:02

(Ivanhoe Newswire) — Bipolar spectrum disorder affects both men and women; and often signs of the disorder began to surface between the ages 15 — 25. Bipolar spectrum disorder, most times referred to as manic-depression, is characterized by bouts of mania or hypomania alternating between episodes of depression. These bouts or "mood swings" between mania and depression can happen rather quickly and are typically very intense; there is also a high risk of suicide. A major challenge...

2012-01-02 23:10:39

A new study shows that deep brain stimulation (DBS) is a safe and effective intervention for treatment-resistant depression in patients with either unipolar major depressive disorder (MDD) or bipolar ll disorder (BP). The study was published Online First by Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. The study was led by Helen S. Mayberg, MD, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Neurology at Emory University School of Medicine, with...


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