Wireless Instantaneous Neurotransmitter Concentration Sensing System (WINCS) Patient Module printed circuit board & sterilizable case. (Fig. 1, Kimble et al. 2009). Last month, the New York Times reported that the Defense Advanced Research...Show More Summary
Boston Scientific has received expanded indication approval for its Vercise Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) System in Europe. Previously indicated only for Parkinson’s patients, the Vercise can now be used to treat intractable primary and...Show More Summary
I think the convertible F-Type is a lovely car, but deep down I've always preferred the look of a coupe. Jag must have been reading my brain from that chip they implanted when I drove the roadster, because the new F-Type coupe is here. And it looks amazing. Read more...
The University of Kentucky is the first to conduct a trial of regenerative treatment strategy for Parkinson's disease. The trial combines the deep brain stimulation procedure with grafting of a patient's peripheral nerve tissue into the brain, anticipating that the nerve graft will allow the brain to heal itself. Show More Summary
This awesome sunscreen looks like it would be at home in deep space, but it’s actually designed for the arts district in Dallas, Texas. The sculpture/sunscreen was commissioned by the police to protect us from brain…
One reason sleep is so important: It's the time when your brain "cleans house", collecting and disposing of the waste products that build up in your head during the day.
Deep brain stimulation therapy has offered hope to Martin Cruz Smith, the acclaimed author of taut thrillers like “Gorky Park,” who hid his diagnosis of Parkinson’s for years, fearing judgment and pity.
Pineal Gland A pine cone-shaped, pea-sized gland made of calcium carbonate within the brain - deep behind the root of the nose and floating in cerebrospinal fluid. It is often referred to as the "human antenna" or "third eye." The gland has many known purposes and some rather vague ones. Show More Summary
On December 25, 1998, I walked to a hot beach in flip-flops, eagerly awaiting the deep blue world of brain coral and clown fish. Instead, I was greeted by exuberant Italians surrounding a dazzling Christmas tree in the white sand, dramatically set against the crimson mountains of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. Show More Summary
If you've ever wondered how much energy it takes to perform a full body scan, consider this: a new MRI designed to probe the deep structure of the brain uses a magnet more powerful than the ones inside the Large Hadron Collider.
In what appears to be an exclusive story, the New York Times has reported that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will spend $70 million over the next 5 years to further develop and improve deep brain stimulation (DBS) techniques. Show More Summary
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced Thursday that it intended to spend more than $70 million over five years to jump to the next level of brain implants.
Electrically stimulating a key region deep in the brain improves locomotion in rats with spinal cord injuries
Deep in the base of the brain, a cascade of events including oxidative damage and inflammation can kill neurons, resulting in the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. An international team of researchers has now developed a technique that might be used to prevent this cell death. Show More Summary
Neurons deep in the fly’s brain tune in to some of the same basic visual features that neurons in bigger animals such as humans pick out in their surroundings. The new research is an important milestone toward understanding how the fly brain extracts relevant information about a visual scene to guide behavior.
A robbery at a convenience store leads us deep into the gang's brains as they act out their separate hero fantasies.
“Statistical Probabilities” (season 6, episode 9; originally aired 11/24/1997) In which Bashir gets a little too much brain… (Available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon.) Ever since the Truth About Bashir was revealed last season, the writers have struggled to find a way to deal with it. Show More Summary
Three years ago, in the midst of all that was happening with health care reform, I thought about if I’d ever recommend medicine to my daughter. I thought and thought about that issue and looked deep inside myself for reasons one might still choose this profession, then penned “The Top Ten Reasons to Be a [...]
I've written a piece in today's health pages about deep brain stimulation (DBS) treatment for depression, in which electrodes are placed at specific points in a patient's brain, attached to a battery in the chest: it acts, roughly speaking, as a pacemaker for the brain, regulating the hyperactive "sadness" circuits. It's a fascinating and promising [...]
Technology Review reports that a team of eight artificial-intelligence specialists at Facebook is working on a technique dubbed "deep learning," which runs on a system of simulated brain cells used to make more precise judgements about...Show More Summary