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Electronic micropump delivers treatments deep within the brain

Many potentially efficient drugs have been created to treat neurological disorders, but they cannot be used in practice. Typically, for a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. read more

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

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

Electronic micropump to deliver treatments deep within the brain

For a condition such as epilepsy, it is essential to act at exactly the right time and place in the brain. For this reason, a team of researchers has developed an organic electronic micropump which, when combined with an anti-convulsant drug, enables localized inhibition of epileptic seizure in brain tissue in vitro.

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

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

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

Thanks to evolution, blind cave-dwellers are rapidly losing the visual parts of their brains

last weekHealth : The Checkup

For an animal that lives its whole life in a deep, totally dark cave, eyesight is pretty useless. And for an animal that doesn't see -- or even have eyes -- the parts of the brain that enable vision are just wasted space. That's whyShow More Summary

Can Deep Brain Stimulus Help Anorexia?

A viable treatment for disorders like Parkinson’s, researchers are now exploring DBS as a last resort for anorexia. But ethicists say the practice is on shaky moral ground.

Deep Brain Stimulation as New Treatment for Dementia

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

Today in Tabs: Your Tab Is Problematic

Troll kalla mik, perhaps, pace the Nortmann forbears of the present day's too well-known House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg. You're safe and there are no sapient spiders burrowed deep within your heart and brain, biding their time. April fool's ;) Read Full Story

How Deep Relaxation Affects Brain Chemistry

Deep relaxation and meditation have long been known to help with anxiety disorders and major depression. Since both anxiety disorders and major depression reflect an imbalance in brain chemistry, it would seem that relaxation techniques can influence brain chemistry. How do they do that?

Friday Cephalopod: And I would hug him and squeeze him and call him George

3 weeks agoAcademics : Pharyngula

A certain deep, primal part of my brain went “Squeeee!” at this video of a nautilus being fed by hand. I want one. I want a cephalopod to be my friend. But sorry, people, taking an exotic animal out of the ocean and confining it to an aquarium is not exactly the friendliest thing to…

Brains, real and metaphorical

3 weeks agoMedia / New Media : Rough Type

A few highlights from Lee Gomes’s long, lucid interview with Facebook’s artificial-intelligence chief Yann LeCun in IEEE Spectrum: Gomes: We read about Deep Learning in the news a lot these days. What’s your least favorite definition of the term that you see … Continue reading ?

Rob Thomas: CW's 'iZombie' More 'Warm Bodies' Than 'Walking Dead'

"You see her eating brains in just about every episode and if that turns people off, we're in deep trouble," the 'Veronica Mars' alum tells THR. read more

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

NSFW shower thoughts will make you feel dirty, but enlightened

It's time to go deepdeep into your brain, that is The sudsy geniuses on Reddit's r/ShowerThoughts don't always keep it clean. In a video sure to make you think and blush, the subreddit's dirtiest musings are animated for a visually...Show More Summary

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

last monthTechnology / 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...

10 deep moments with Derek Zoolander

Derek Zoolander: man, model, philosopher. Everyone knows that Derek Zoolander is more than just a really, really good looking face. Behind his Blue Steel stare is a brain that is bursting with deep thoughts that he's dying to gift upon the world. See also: 'Blue Steel' vs. Show More Summary

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