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
Our long-term memory is consolidated when we sleep. Short-term memory traces in the hippocampus, an area deep in the brain, are then relocated to more outer parts of the brain. An international team of neuroscientists now shows how a three-step brain oscillation plays an important part in that process.
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
When will we understand the brain? In an era of scientific progress and emerging technologies, one would think that we were on the cusp of finally answering this age-old question. Not so fast. Understanding the... read more The post Take a Deep Dive into the Brain with This Week’s Episode of Ask an Expert [Video] appeared first on Singularity HUB.
In contrast to optogenetics, a radical new technique known as sonogenetics has the potential to reach deep with the brain to activate neurons that can't normally be reached with light.
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
Maybe they'll buy it. What must it be like inside the brain of a movement conservative? Judging by this nugget Steve Benen finds, pretty fucking bizarre. The lines between satire and conservative political commentary can admittedly seem blurry at times, but this National Review piece yesterday is, as best as I can tell, intended to be serious. Show More Summary
There is mounting evidence that missing out on sleep may contribute to Alzheimer's. During deep, slow-wave sleep, brain cells shrink slightly to allow fluid from around the brain to flow through and help clean out the build-up of waste from cellular processes. Show More Summary
Charlie Strong should have seen this coming. That's on him. The Texas job was always a trap for him. Something deep in his brain must have been warning him of that. But it was just too big and shiny of a prize to pass up. So he took the job as head coach of the richest college football program in the nation. Show More Summary
Ever since Google unveiled its Deep Dream algorithm, people have been having a blast feeding all manner of images into the program. It was only a matter of time before some enterprising neuroscientist thought to run a couple of brainy MRI images through the software. Read more...
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
University of Maryland Medicine and its Center for Metabolic Imaging and Image-Guided Therapeutics has begun to use MRI-guided focused ultrasound on a deep structure within the brain related to Parkinson's disease - the globus palli...
It all started with Freud’s Oedipus complex: all men just want to marry their mothers. That somewhere in our childhood psychological upbringing, way deep in the back of our brains, we seek out mate’s that mirror the qualities of our parents. Show More Summary
Danielle Staub, who, after thirty seconds of reaching deep into the “Things I Didn’t Want To Remember” file in your brain you’ll remember as the certifiably insane woman on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, is getting married. Read more...
Wes Craven, the director of A Nightmare on Elm Street and Scream, died on Sunday afternoon of brain cancer, his family said in a statement. "It is with deep sadness we inform you that Wes Craven passed away," the family said, according to the Associated Press. Show More Summary
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
“I’m perfectly at ease with whatever comes,” the former president says as he begins treatment. “I do have a deep religious faith.”
Fibromyalgia is characterized by chronic pain from no clear source. Patients with fibromyalgia frequently have sleep problems: Their deep sleep brain wave patterns are often disrupted by brain waves that correspond to wakefulness. A new study uses a novel approach to identify potential drug targets for treating fibromyalgia.
Clayton & Kate's Stylish Abode Pin it Back again with another pearl of cleaning wisdom from the archives of my mother's brain. This is such a great way to get to some of those sneaky spots that you never quite manage to make time for in your weekly routine, without spending any longer than you normally would on chores. I'm implementing this one this weekend. READ MORE »
Have you ever wondered what the purpose of dreams are? Or why our eyes move around when deep in sleep? The latest scientific research has revealed some new insights into the nature of dreams and how the human brain “sees” them. Read on for the science! More »