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National Geographic to Air First Live Brain Surgery on TV (Exclusive)

Hosted by Bryant Gumbel, the two-hour event will take viewers inside an awake deep brain stimulation surgery via handheld and robotic cameras in the operating room. read more

St. Jude’s Infinity Deep Brain Stimulation System Gets Nod in Europe

St. Jude Medical received European CE Mark approval to introduce its Infinity deep brain stimulation (DBS) implant and matching directional DBS lead for people suffering from Parkinson’s, tremor, and dystonia. The system features Bluetooth...Show More Summary

GLNeuroTech Secures $1.9M for Wearables & Apps For Parkinson’s Disease

Recorded motion data is scored on the fly to create DBS Tuning Maps   Great Lakes NeuroTechnologies (GLNT) has received $1.9 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to improve the efficacy of deep brain stimulation (DBS) programming for Parkinson’s disease (PD) and minimize time required by a clinician to optimize settings. Show More Summary

Boston Scientific Set To Expand Presence In Neurological Surgery With CE Win For New DBS Technology

Medical devices manufacturer Boston Scientific is set to expand its presence in the neurological surgery market, having recently received CE approval for its Vercise Primary Cell Deep Brain Stimulation System in the European markets....Show More Summary

Violinists Deep Brain Stimulation: Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute

In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Kendall Lee helps a concert violinist regain his form. To listen, click the link below. Violinists DBS

Cedars-Sinai Medical Tip Sheet for Sept.

The Sept. tip sheet from Cedars-Sinai includes story ideas about a horsewoman with young onset Parkinson's disease who is back in the saddle thanks to deep brain stimulation surgery, the potential of technology to improve patient care, a "wristwatch-type" device that helps doctors monitor Parkinson's disease patients, and more. Show More Summary

National study of deep brain stimulation for depression fails to demonstrate efficacy

Depression is a leading cause of disability worldwide, and treatment-resistant symptoms of depression have a terrible personal and societal cost. They can devastate lives, careers, and families. Some severely ill patients may be unable to attend to even the basic elements of self-care, while others attempt or complete suicide. Show More Summary

Who Will Pay for All the New DBS Implants?

Recently, Science and Nature had news features on big BRAIN funding for the development of deep brain stimulation technologies. The ultimate aim of this research is to treat and correct malfunctioning neural circuits in psychiatric and neurological disorders. Show More Summary

The International Neuromodulation Society Names a Giant of Neuromodulation

Clinatec chairman Alim-Louis Benabid, MD, PhD -- considered the "father of deep brain stimulation " -- receives the International Neuromodulation Society's third Giant of Neuromodulation award at its 12th World Congress in Montreal

Relief of Dystonia Symptoms Is Sustained in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Deep Brain Stimulation

Children and adolescents who received deep brain stimulation for generalized dystonia maintained significant symptom relief for up to eight years, according to a study presented today at the 12th World Congress of the International Neuromodulation Society.

U.S. space program researchers develop potential nano-tools for deep brain stimulation

The ability of a carbon nanofiber pad to detect changing neurotransmitter concentrations was demonstrated in a proof-of-principle collaboration between engineers and neurosurgeons. The active area was one-tenth the size of current deep-brain-stimulation electrical contacts.

Medical News Today: 3D map of human brain stem could make deep brain stimulation safer

Researchers from Duke Medicine have created a high-resolution map of the human brain stem that they say could help guide surgeons during deep brain stimulation.

Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson’s Disease Expected to Reach USD 3.21 Billion Globally in 2020

4 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research “Deep Brain Stimulation Devices Market for Parkinson’s Disease – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 – 2020” the global deep...Show More Summary

Medtronic Activa Neurostimulators Approved in Europe for Full Body MRI Scans

5 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Medtronic won European regulatory approval for its Activa line of deep brain stimulators (DBS) to be safe for use in full body MRI scans, given certain conditions. Previously, the company had approval for only head scans under MRI for patients wearing their DBS devices. Show More Summary

Matter: Clues to How an Electric Treatment for Parkinson’s Works

6 months agoHealth : NYTimes: Health

New research provides clues to how deep brain stimulation helps patients with Parkinson’s disease.

How Brain Pacemakers Treat Parkinson's Disease

Figuring out how deep brain stimulation actually works may lead to next-generation implants

Scientists Explain How Deep Brain Stimulation Works in Parkinson’s Patients

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Deep brain stimulation (DBS) can have dramatic benefits for people living with Parkinson’s disease, but how this technology actually works to influence the brain has remained a mystery. This is an issue because some patients respond much differently to DBS than others, so being able to tune the therapy to each patient can improve its effectiveness. Show More Summary

MEDICINE: Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients: Deep brain stimulation could lead to…

MEDICINE: Why Zapping the Brain Helps Parkinson’s Patients: Deep brain stimulation could lead to a more effective, self-tuning device for Parkinson’s.

Carbon Nanotubes for Better Neural Communications

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Researchers at Rice University have shown that carbon nanotubes are better than conventional metal electrodes for procedures such as deep brain stimulation and reading signals from neurons. These tubes are only a few nanometers in width,...Show More Summary

Deep Brain Stimulation as New Treatment for Dementia

6 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

Electro-brain therapy may evoke thoughts of flying over a cuckoo’s nest, but we may all soon be getting a bit of highly targeted deep brain stimulation (DBS) to keep our memory sharp and help push off dementia. Researchers at the Nanyang...Show More Summary

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