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LED Implants Light Up The Brain
2013-04-12 05:57:47

[ Watch the Video: Tiny Injectable LEDs Help Neuroscientists Study the Brain ] redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers have developed a new class of tiny, injectable devices that are helping neuroscientists unlock the mysteries of the human brain. The ultrathin, flexible optoelectronic devices, which include LEDs the size of individual neurons, are an exciting advancement in the field of optogenetics, a new area of neuroscience that uses light to...

2013-03-31 23:03:38

New Study to Examine Impact of Medtronic Neurostimulation Therapy on Predominant Low Back Pain Stockbridge, Georgia (PRWEB) March 31, 2013 Pain Care, LLC is now enrolling patients to participate in PROMISE, a Prospective, Randomized Study of Multicolumn Implantable Lead Stimulation for Predominant Low Back Pain. PROMISE is the first-ever, large-scale study comparing the effectiveness of Medtronic neurostimulation therapy plus optimal medical management (OMM) to the administration of OMM...

2013-03-11 12:24:38

DUBLIN, March 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Only Report in the Neurotechnology Industry to Forecast New product Categories in Neurorehabilitation and Neurosensing (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "The Market for Neurotechnology 2012-2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n28gwb/the_market_for ] report to their offering. This newly published market research report is...

2012-12-07 04:21:02

NATICK, Mass., Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has received CE Mark approval and has begun the European market launch of the Precision Spectra(TM) Spinal Cord Stimulator (SCS) System. The Precision Spectra System is the world's first and only SCS system with 32 contacts and 32 dedicated power sources and is designed to provide improved pain relief to a wide range of patients who suffer from chronic pain. The first commercial implant of the Precision...

3-D "Light Switch" To Better Understand How The Brain Works
2012-11-19 15:04:38

Optical Society of America New device for delivering light to individual neurons could one day help treat Parkinson's disease, epilepsy; aid understanding of consciousness, how memories form A new tool for neuroscientists delivers a thousand pinpricks of light to a chunk of gray matter smaller than a sugar cube. The new fiber-optic device, created by biologists and engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, is the first tool that can deliver precise...

Rhesus Monkeys Used To Test Cybernetic Implant
2012-09-17 04:21:13

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Scientists are developing an implant that can allow them to manipulate the neural activity of rhesus monkeys, allowing them to help regain lost decision-making processes in the primates and providing a technological device which could someday help those suffering from dementia, stroke, cerebral injury or various brain diseases. A team of researchers hailing from the University of Southern California (USC), the University of...

2012-08-22 06:24:12

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States-Israel Science and Technology Foundation (USISTF), the Israel - U.S. Binational Industrial Research and Development Foundation (BIRD), and the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF) announced today the plenary session speakers and program agenda for the 2012 U.S.-Israel Neurotechnology and Neuroscience Conference. The conference will bring together leading scientists from academia and industry to highlight recent...

The Visually Impaired Reach For Objects In Space Using Device That Converts Images Into Music
2012-07-05 12:07:20

Research results reported in Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience Sensory substitution devices (SSDs) use sound or touch to help the visually impaired perceive the visual scene surrounding them. The ideal SSD would assist not only in sensing the environment but also in performing daily activities based on this input. For example, accurately reaching for a coffee cup, or shaking a friend's hand. In a new study, scientists trained blindfolded sighted participants to perform fast and...

2012-06-06 22:20:59

LOUVAIN LA NEUVE, Belgium, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy by Vagus Nerve Stimulation to be available in Europe Neurotech s.a. (http://www.neurotech-int.eu), a Belgium based developer and manufacturer of neurostimulation devices, announces that it has obtained the European CE Mark for its ADNS-300 system dedicated to the treatment of refractory epilepsy. The surgically implanted ADNS-300 system delivers mild electrical pulses to the vagus...

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...