A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight. Researchers found that in extreme cases of the eating disorder,...Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation may be helpful in treating anorexia, finds a new trial. The surgical technique improved mental and physical well-being.
LONDON (Reuters) - A small study in 16 people with severe anorexia has found that implanting stimulation electrodes into the brains of patients could ease their anxiety and help them gain weight.
(The Lancet) Small study in 16 people suggests technique is safe and might help improve mood, anxiety and well-being, while increasing weight.
If you've ever had the unique experience of trying to get a lab rat off of heroin, then you'll know that it can be very difficult – the narcotic is notoriously addictive. Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute, however, have recently...Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction, new research has demonstrated.
(Scripps Research Institute) Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found that deep brain stimulation (DBS) can greatly reduce the compulsion to use heroin in standard rat models of addiction.
Psychologists have conducted a series of in-depth interviews with a Parkinson's patient contemplating surgery for deep brain stimulation. By Christian Jarrett
Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with this vulnerable population regarding decision making and post-study treatment access that need to be addressed as they ramp up, researchers argue.
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Promising, early studies of deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease have paved a path for future clinical trials, but there are unique ethical challenges with...Show More Summary
Medtronic is facing new competition in supplying devices for deep brain stimulation, an established therapy for moderating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease.
Deep brain stimulation can be more efficient, and safer, by using the computer-generated pattern, the study showed.
(Duke University) Duke University biomedical engineers have used computational evolution to develop temporal patterns of deep brain stimulation used to treat Parkinson's disease. The new energy-saving patterns could reduce the number of battery replacement surgeries needed during a patient's lifetime and lead to patterns tailored to treat specific symptoms.
New findings temper the hope that deep brain stimulation might also be useful in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.
The findings highlight how nuanced and complicated modulating cognition can be, according to the researchers.
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) of areas in the brain known to be involved in making memories does not improve memory performance, according to a new study. Deep brain stimulation is an invasive technique that involves the implantation of electrodes deep into the brain and then running current through them to electrically stimulate nearby neurons. read more
Deep brain stimulation might help treat obesity and depression, but requires extreme brain surgery. Now researchers have managed to use electric fields instead
In a way that feels unprecedented in modern politics, Trump has burrowed deep into our psyches, stimulating anxiety that will remain even if he loses After the incredulity, the despair, and then the cautious return to optimism, the presidential campaign has entered a phase of almost intolerable anxiety. Show More Summary
As a commercial airline pilot, Tyrone Nanton spends his days in a standard blue-and-white uniform. But in his off-hours, Tyrone’s creativity emerges in two favorite hobbies: creating colorful, elaborate costumes for carnival in his native Antigua, and painting. From 2006 to 2015, though, a tremor that got progressively worse made his hands shake so much […]
Deep brain stimulation is a proven treatment for Parkinson's disease. The only thing left to find out is how it works.