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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

2 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

3 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

3 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

4 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

4 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

4 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

New treatment for dementia discovered: Deep brain stimulation

New brain cells can be formed through deep brain stimulation, improving memory retention, researchers report. For decades, scientists have been finding ways to generate brain cells to boost memory and learning, but more importantly, to also treat brain trauma and injury, and age-related diseases such as dementia. Show More Summary

Update on the BROADEN Trial of DBS for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Website for the BROADEN™ study, which was terminated In these days of irrational exuberance about neural circuit models, it's wise to remember the limitations of current deep brain stimulation (DBS) methods to treat psychiatric disorders. Show More Summary

A New Kind of Brain Stimulation that Uses Magnets and ... Spice

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Deep brain stimulation involves threading electrodes deep into the brain — it's invasive, but it's also an effective way to treat disorders like Parkinson's and depression. But now scientists have a new wireless brain stimulation technique, which targets the proteins that sense heat and spice. Read more...

Low-Frequency Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Difficult-to-Treat Parkinson's Symptoms

Parkinson's disease patients treated with low-frequency deep brain stimulation show significant improvements in swallowing dysfunction and freezing of gait over typical high-frequency treatment.

First Real-time MRI-guided Brain Surgery for Parkinson's in Southern California

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Health System are the first in Southern California to implant a deep brain stimulator (DBS) in a patient with Parkinson's disease using real-time 3-D magnetic resonance image (MRI) guidance.

Neurosurgeon Shares Lasker-DeBakey Award for Pioneering Work on Parkinson Disease Treatment

French neurosurgeon Alim Louis Benabid and American neurologist Mahlon DeLong were recently named winners of the 2014 Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award for their roles in developing deep brain stimulation (DBS) for the treatment of Parkinson disease. Show More Summary

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