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2013-12-03 12:26:18

Patients can sleep during deep brain stimulation procedure using intraoperative tools IRVINE, CA, and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Dec. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS Inc. (NASDAQ: IMRS; TSX: IM) ("IMRIS") and MRI Interventions, Inc. (OTCQB: MRIC) today announced that Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, is the first U.S. pediatric hospital to offer asleep deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to children suffering from dystonia by utilizing the combination of MRI...

2013-12-02 08:29:54

BOSTON, Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Highland Instruments, Inc., ("Highland") today announced Presentation of "Electrosonic Stimulation As Adjunctive Therapy To Dopaminergic Treatments In Parkinson's Disease", discussing the Highland Instruments' ElectroSonic Stimulation ("ESStim(TM)") Technology during the 5(th) International Symposium on Neuromodulation, held September 16-18, 2013 at Mackenzie Presbyterian University, Sao Paulo, Brazil. This research was conducted at the Spaulding...

2013-11-25 23:29:02

With the release of BST Optimization Suite 4.2, Brain State Technologies continues to push the boundaries of the leading system for Brainwave Optimization®. Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) November 25, 2013 With the release of BST Optimization Suite 4.2, Brain State Technologies® continues to push the boundaries of the leading system for Brainwave Optimization®. This latest release marks the second system upgrade of 2013 and arrives less than a year since the release of the...

2013-11-21 11:33:22

UT Dallas researchers have demonstrated that treating tinnitus, or ringing in the ears, using vagus nerve stimulation-tone therapy is safe and brought significant improvement to some of the participants in a small clinical trial. Drs. Sven Vanneste and Michael Kilgard of the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences used a new method pairing vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) with auditory tones to alleviate the symptoms of chronic tinnitus. Their results were published on Nov. 20 in the...

Playing Computer Games Causes Brains To Feel And Think Alike
2013-11-21 10:42:10

Aalto University It's well known that people who communicate face-to-face will start to imitate each other. People adopt each other's poses and gestures, much like infectious yawning. What is less known is that the very physiology of interacting people shows a type of mimicry – which we call synchrony or linkage, explains Michiel Sovijärvi-Spapé. In the study, test participants play a computer game called Hedgewars, in which they manage their own team of animated hedgehogs and in...

2013-11-20 23:32:03

The approval of NeuroTek Medical’s first United States Patent 8,560,075, “Apparatus and Method for the Treatment of Headache,” covers a portable transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulator (TENS) called TONES™, which delivers non-invasive headache treatment. Dallas, TX (PRWEB) November 20, 2013 NeuroTek Medical, Inc. announced today its issuance from the United States Patent office of patent 8,560,075 that covers “Apparatus and Method for the Treatment of Headache.” The company...

2013-11-20 08:29:07

DETROIT, Nov. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Because of its participation in a pivotal trial, Henry Ford Hospital will be the first in Michigan to offer electric stimulation of the brain using a newly FDA-approved device for hard-to-treat epilepsy cases. Called the NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS) System, the device has been shown to provide significant relief to the thousands of epilepsy patients with intractable seizures for whom drugs and other treatments have not worked....

2013-11-19 04:23:26

First System To Selectively Stimulate Targeted Areas Of The Brain To Manage Symptoms of Debilitating Disease NATICK, Massachusetts, November 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) Vercise(TM) Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System has received CE Mark approval for the treatment of intractable primary and secondary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder characterized by involuntary muscle contractions. Dystonia affects more than 500,000...

2013-11-05 16:26:01

DUBLIN, Ireland, November 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v39d69/nerve_repair_and) has announced the addition of the "Nerve Repair & Regeneration Market by Xenografts, Neuromodulation, External & Surgery - Global Trend & Forecast to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/v39d69/nerve_repair_and ] report to their offering. <start_newscom> (Logo:...

2013-11-05 12:28:20

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Brain surgery can be a disturbing prospect for anyone, but for patients already struggling with certain debilitating and progressive diseases like Parkinson's disease and dystonia, remaining awake throughout the procedure is an added source of fear and anxiety. A procedure called deep brain stimulation (DBS) may control life-disrupting symptoms of such movement disorders; however, during traditional "awake DBS," patients go off their...


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Electrooculography
2012-12-31 11:47:45

Electrooculography, sometimes shortened to EOG, is the tracing of electricity used for operation of the retina in different phases, specifically the resting potential. The results are recorded on an electrooculogram. These are interpreted for opthalmological diagnosis and in recording eye movements. Eye movement measurements: Usually, pairs of electrodes are placed either above and below the eye or to the left and right of the eye. If the eye is moved from the center position towards one...

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