A new study involving mice, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that the treatment could reduce obesity.
Results suggest that intervention with deep brain stimulation may help modify behavior and treat psychiatric or addictive disorders.
Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain's reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. Show More Summary
Scientists were able to reduce obesity in mice using deep brain stimulation, but will it work on humans?
Washington, DC — Stimulating a region of the brain known to be involved in reward decreases binge eating behavior in mice, according to a study published in the April 24 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience. The findings add to a growing body of evidence supporting the role of the brain’s reward system in driving the consumption of palatable food. Show More Summary
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) in a precise region of the brain appears to reduce caloric intake and prompt weight loss in obese animal models, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania.
Deep Brain Stimulation, in which a pacemaker-like device activates select regions of the brain via implanted electrodes, has been used to help people suffering from a variety of neurological problems. Just in the past few years, studies have explored its use for treating anorexia, Alzheimer’s, and memory disorders. Show More Summary
St. Jude Medical received European regulatory approval to offer its Brio, Libra and LibraXP deep brain stimulation (DBS) systems as therapy options for addressing symptoms of intractable primary and secondary dystonia. Dystonia is aShow More Summary
St. Jude Medical First to Receive CE Mark Approval of Deep Brain Stimulation Systems for Both Primary and Secondary Dystonia Therapy offers new hope for patients suffering from disabling symptoms of dystonia ST. PAUL, Minn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- St. Show More Summary
Interfacing neurons to electronics has already given us tremendous technologies including brain-computer interfaces (BCI) and deep brain stimulation (DBS). The bridges to optical interfaces for the brain have already begun to be built -- first with optogenetics, and more recently, directly through optically active materials. Show More Summary
Help may be on the way for people suffering from severe anorexia nervosa. Ordinarily, anorexics can be more or less cured via approaches such as psychotherapy. In particularly treatment-resistant cases, however, the condition continues unabated, sometimes even to the point of death. Show More Summary
New research from Amsterdam’s Academic Medical Center shows how deep brain stimulation can normalize brain activity.
In a world first, a team of researchers has shown that deep brain stimulation (DBS) in patients with chronic, severe and treatment-resistant anorexia nervosa (anorexia) helps some patients achieve and maintain improvements in body weight, mood, and anxiety.
In a world first, a team of researchers at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and the University Health Network have shown that Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) in patients with chronic, severe and treatment-resistant Anorexia Nervosa (anorexia) helps some patients achieve and maintain improvements in body weight, mood, and anxiety.
While the treatment is still considered experimental, it is believed to work by stimulating a specific area of the brain to reverse abnormalities linked to mood, anxiety, emotional control, obsessions and compulsions all of which are common in anorexia. Show More Summary
Scientists have discovered how to detect abnormal brain rhythms associated with Parkinson's by implanting electrodes within the brains of people with the disease.
A device that delivers electrical shocks directly into the brain has been shown to alleviate symptoms in people with early stage Parkinson’s disease better than the best treatments being used today. Normally reserved as a last resort for patients with severe symptoms and for whom drugs are ineffective, the deep [...]
Some 90,000 patients per year are treated for Parkinson's disease, a number that is expected to rise by 25 percent annually. Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), which consists of electrically stimulating the central or peripheral nervous system,...Show More Summary
For many patients with difficult-to-treat neuropathic pain, deep brain stimulation (DBS) can lead to long-term improvement in pain scores and other outcomes, according to a study in the February issue of Neurosurgery, official journal of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons. Show More Summary
Two patients freed from severe to disabling effects of dystonia through deep brain stimulation therapy continued to have symptom relief for months after their devices accidentally were fully or partly turned off, according to a report published online in the journal Movement Disorders. Show More Summary