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Scientists Find That Targeted Brain Stimulation Aids Stroke Recovery In Mice
2014-08-21 03:19:57

When investigators applied light-driven stimulation to nerve cells in the brains of mice that had suffered strokes several days earlier, the mice showed significantly greater recovery in motor ability than mice that had experienced strokes but whose brains weren't stimulated.

2014-06-30 14:58:42

Engineers and neuroscientists at Duke University have developed a method to measure the response of an individual neuron to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) of the brain.

Electrical Brain Stimulation May Help Boost Math Skills
2013-05-17 11:38:35

Oxford University researchers developed a painless stimulation technique to boost math ability. The method has been shown to help give people a boost to brain function over the course of a few months, and translates to improved mathematics skills.

Researchers Experimenting With Electronic Brain Stimulation Techniques
2012-06-04 03:39:02

Despite the fact that it has been vilified by some in the past, scientists are experimenting with various types of electrical brain stimulation, hoping that some day it will not only be able to treat a wide array of disorders but also enhance a person's cognitive abilities.

2012-05-01 11:00:05

Migraine pain sits at the upper end of the typical pain scale – an angry-red section often labeled “severe.”

2011-03-25 11:17:25

Stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did not receive this stimulation.

2011-03-24 15:49:00

Study Highlight: -- Non-invasive electrical stimulation to the brain may improve swallowing ability among stroke survivors, which may help avoid life-threatening complications. DALLAS, March 24, 2011 - Stroke patients who received electrical brain stimulation coupled with swallowing exercises showed greater improvement in swallowing ability than patients who did not receive this stimulation, according to a pilot study reported in Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association. (Logo:...

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2009-03-21 07:45:00

A new study from researchers at Stanford University is providing new insights into how deep-brain stimulation works to treat people who suffer from Parkinson’s disease.

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...

2009-01-13 13:09:00

Study Says Deep-Brain Stimulation Has Benefits WASHINGTON, Jan.


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